Everyone’s favorite teen vampire drama has proven to have some serious staying power, but could that all be coming to an end?
“The Vampire Diaries” has outlasted other vampire fads like “True Blood” and “Twilight,” and at this point the show has become practically impervious to most show-killing mishaps, like the exit of its lead actress, Nina Dobrev. It remains to be seen if it survives the move to Friday nights and according to star Kat Graham, it might be time for the show to come to an end.
At the People’s Choice Awards on Jan. 6, Graham (Bonnie Bennett) told PeoplesChoice.com, “I think that it could be the right time, yes. I think that it’s important to go out when the show is strong, and I think it’s important to see characters storylines’ through. And you know what? If it was the last season, I would still be thrilled because seven years on a show is a beautiful journey.”
Graham isn’t the only one feeling nervous about “The Vampire Diaries‘” chances of renewal. Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) urged fans to vote for him in the PCAs posting a panic-inducing Instagram caption that reads, “If you want to vote tonight is the last night! It may be the last year to vote for Damon Salvatore!”
While the actors appear to be uncertain about the show’s future, CW network president, Mark Pedowitz, and “The Vampire Diaries” executive producer, Julie Plec, are more optimistic about seeing the veteran show return for another year. At The CW presentation for the 2016 TCA winter press tour, Plec told the press that the future of the show is pretty squarely in the hands of its two leads, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.
“When they are ready to be done telling the story — which could be tomorrow and could be a year from now or two years from now or whatever — I will put my pencil down and say that I’m done too, and then we will work together to end it in the best way possible,” Plec says.