Somerhalder Retracts “Vampire Diaries” End Talk

Days after “The Vampire Diaries” Ian Somerhalder indicated at WalkerStalkerCon that the eighth season of The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” would be its last, he has posted a lengthy statement essentially retracting that and clarifying his comments.

Taking to Twitter to clear things up, the backtrack still suggests he will likely depart after next season, joining Kat Graham who announced earlier this month that season eight will be her last. Were both to leave, that would mean only three original cast members would still be around – Paul Wesley, Candice King and Zach Roerig. Here’s the statement:

“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.

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 seven wrap, vacation, lots of sleep, let the writers get started on season eight, and then we’ll all see where we go from there.”

Once the cornerstone of The CW, the series has begun to show its age as the DC universe the network has established on “Arrow” and “The Flash” have sucked up attention, as have other CW shows like “Supernatural” and “The 100”.

Source: The Live Feed