No more Vampire Diaries? Say it ain’t so! Well actually, it’s not.
Ian Somerhalder made some comments about the fate of his CW show over the weekend that left some fans scratching the heads.
“We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice,” Somerhalder said while in Nashville on Sunday for WalkerStalkerCon.
As People’s Choice reported at the time, Somerhalder was actually speaking about his own role on the series — he announced that season 8 would be his last as Damon Salvatore. However, the “one last season” mention sent the fandom (and many media outlets) into a tizzy, sparking rumors that the blood-sucking drama was on it’s way off the air sooner rather than later.
Now, Somerhalder is clearing up his statement and blaming post-production weariness and a “foggy brain” for the misunderstanding. The actor took to Twitter Wednesday night (April 13) to set the record straight.
“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 ;)”
In other words, while season 8 will be the end of Somerhalder’s Damon Salvatore, as well as his costar Kat Graham’s character, Bonnie Bennett, it won’t necessarily be the end of everyone else’s journey in Mystic Falls, unless showrunners decide otherwise. So, like Ian advises, “let’s take things one step at a time.”
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