The rumors are running wild about the end of ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ which has been on the air since 2009; so, will next year be its last?
“We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice.” Those were Ian Somerhalder‘s words last Sunday at WalkerStalkerCon in Nashville, but are they really putting the
dagger wooden stake in the coffin? Here’s what Julie Plec has to say.
“I’m going to be dead honest with you: I was so happy to get Season 8 that even the idea of Season 9 is so far away — I haven’t even started thinking about it,” executive producer Julie Plec recently told our sister site TVLine — before Ian Somerhalder dropped the bomb on April 10. “I know Kat [Graham] made her announcement; I wish her everything she wants, and she can stay as long as she wants.”
She also added that it’s true when a new season starts, the crew as a group usually feels like “there’s no more story to tell,” but that’s never the case.
“And then when we start talking about it and we realize, ‘Oh, great, we’ve still got a lot of gas in the tank.’ Once we get into breaking Season 8, which will start in May, we’ll really get a sense of where we are with these characters and with this world. How much do we still have left in the show?” she said.
“If we feel strongly that we need to keep going, we’ll advocate for that; if we feel like there’s nothing else we can do, then I might make a call up to the bosses. We won’t know until we really start talking about it creatively.”
We also told you that if the show is ending, Nina Dobrev is “10,000 percent” ready to come back at some capacity for the finale — which makes since, especially with Kat leaving; that means Elena can wake up! So, do you think it’s time for TVD to end?