The Vampire Diaries season 6 may be the last season with Damon, Elena, and/or Stefan.
The core trio of actors Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley have been in talks with the studio but one of them hasn’t signed on yet for a season 7.
The one who hasn’t signed on yet–the person hasn’t been named–is unsure whether he or she wants to continue, sources told E! Online.
“If all three main actors (Nina, Ian and Paul) were to sign on for a season seven, the show would have a good shot at a seventh season pickup. We also hear it’s possible that the network would consider continuing the show without all three stars, shifting the focus to some of the other beloved characters,” it said.
“I think the show will go as long as the actors want the show to go,” TVD executive producer Julie Plec said recently.
“You know, look, everybody’s under contract. I know that we’ve got plans for season six, we’ve got plans for season seven. I know that our bosses have plans for seasons eight, nine, and 10. I said I want to be part of it as long as I know I could keep telling good stories and as long as the ensemble people that I work with want to be there and are committed and dedicated. So, so far so good, you know. We’ll see how long we can stay, doing it well. We’ll make sure that we don’t start sucking.”
Some fans insist that the series could not go on without Elena, Damon, and Stefan.
“Ever since Damon, Stefan, and Elena all bit the dust at some point in Season 5, fans were left wondering whether or not they’d return in Season 6 — especially Damon. But, thankfully, it was confirmed that all three actors had signed a six-season contract when they agreed to join TVD. Now, however, it’s a different ballgame.
“Allegedly, The CW could consider renewing the show for a seventh season with or without the brothers Salvatore and perpetually crying Elena Gilbert and instead, shift focus to the series’ other characters. Of course, there’s a better chance for TVD to get picked up for a seventh season if Somerhalder, Dobrev, and Wesley all agree to return — but what if they didn’t and we continued to get more TVD anyway?” said Bustle.
“As far as I’m concerned, The Vampire Diaries can’t go on without its core. That would just be ridiculous. As much as I love Caroline and the rest of the Mystic Falls crew, I can’t see them carrying a series — even if the network went with a huge plot-twist and made Matt Donovan the new star (lol).
“I also can’t see the series carrying on after there’s finally, concrete resolution to the Damon-Elena-Stefan love triangle. (I mean, they are planning on resolving that situation before one or all of those characters get written off the show. Right?) It just wouldn’t work — that love triangle is the entire basis of TVD from Season 1’s pilot and when it finally ends, the series should end with it.”