Brace yourselves, ‘Vampire Diaries’ fans. Ian Somerhalder just dropped two huge bombshells. Not only is he recanting his statement about the show ending after Season 8 (hooray!), but he also says he’s leaving the show (boo!). Find out all the details here!
Forget everything Ian Somerhalder said about The Vampire Diaries ending after Season 8. He just took to Twitter and backtracked what he said on Sunday, April 10, blaming his end date comment on having a “foggy brain.” So it looks like TVD may be sticking around for longer than we thought, but even so, Ian says Season 8 will be his “last year.”
“Hey all, so… Last weekend I talked to an audience at a Q&A about the end of #TVD and how excited I was to make what I believe – my last year – be as great as possible. Somehow in my infinite wisdom and end-of-season foggy brain, I managed to make it sound like the show was coming to an end. Cut-to the press running stories that the show would be done after Season 8. Thing is, the people who actually make that decision (the CW and WB) haven’t made it yet! So let’s take things one step at a time: Season 7 wrap, vacation, lots of sleep, let the writers get started on Season 8, and then we’ll all see where we go from there. Until then, much love ;) Love, Ian,” the actor tweeted on April 13.
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As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Ian shocked everyone at WalkerStalkerCon in Nashville on Sunday, when he said, “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.” The CW, however, said “no decision has been made” about the show’s future beyond the already ordered Season 8.
So the show may not be ending, but Ian says he believes Season 8 will be his “last year.” Another cast member leaving after Season 8 is Kat Graham. “Season 8 will be my last season. I just hope that whatever I do after, the crew can come with me. … The crew is going to be the hardest thing to let go, because we are a family,” she recently said.
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