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Nina Dobrev Leaving ‘Vampire Diaries’: CW Confirms Show Will Continue

Mon, April 6, 2015 11:36pm EDT by 23 Comments

Despite Nina Dobrev and Michael Trevino’s sad departures from ‘TVD’, the show must go on. ‘TVD’ creator Julie Plec confirmed that the CW is still 100 percent committed to the show continuing without two of its stars.

The Vampire Diaries is losing two huge stars, Nina Dobrev, 26, and Michael Trevino30, but we’re not saying goodbye to Mystic Falls or the Salvatore brothers just yet! Series creator and executive producer Julie Plec confirmed that Nina and Michael’s departures will not affect plans for the already renewed season seven.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 7: Continuing Despite Nina Dobrev Leaving

Along with announcing both Nina and Michael were leaving the show, Julie also released the following statement to HollywoodLife.com:

We look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Will Be Just Fine Without Nina Dobrev & Elena Gilbert

As TVD fans know, the hit CW show was already renewed for a seventh season, however, it will be without its leading lady and beloved werewolf. While Nina and Michael will be missed, Julie will accept the challenge of carrying on without them.

“For me, as we shed characters over the next couple of years, there’s a challenge of keeping the storytelling fresh and exciting, and seeing if we can keep the audience excited and invested in the show because it takes a new spin and a new direction that’s entertaining,” Julie told our sister site, Variety.

Michael Trevino Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’: Series Creator Confirms Exit

Of course, we’re totally eager to see how Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley)’s story lines will carry on without Elena, who has essentially been the heart of the show since day one.

“Creatively, some people have said, ‘Please don’t ever kill me,’ and other people have said, ‘I’ve got a shelf life, but I’m 100% in it until then,’” Julie continued. “And so, that will play itself out over the next couple of years, and then we’ll see how long the show survives and how long it stays fresh.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you glad TVD will be continuing despite Nina and Michael leaving? Let us know!

— Julianne Ishler