There can be no fitting date to end “The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 than the dreaded Friday 13 but will this also be the end of the show? Although the show was not announced to be cancelled, its renewal has not been brought up either.
TVLine reports the finale of the CW shows including “The Vampire Diaries” and other CW hits like “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supernatural,” and “Beauty and the Beast” but has not mentioned the show’s renewal.
Website Premiere Date have been updating fans that as of December 2015, ratings of “The Vampire Diaries” have been significantly lower than those of the last season and that there is a decline of 16% in ratings and that may affect CW’s plans for renewing the show.
An earlier article from E! News reported that showrunner Julie Plec the faith of the show’s renewal to its lead actors Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.
“I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied into Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And I mean that in a good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won’t walk away from telling the story,” she said.
Plec also added that if one of both Somerhalder and Wesley wouldn’t want to be part of the show anymore, that’s the time “The Vampire Diaries” will be cancelled.
“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,” she said.
When Nina Dobrev left the show, fans thought that that will be the end of the beloved Vampire series but even if the show is doing well without Elena, website Hypable still thinks that the end is near.
“The real reason we think the end is near is the one aspect that makes this season so awesome: The flash-forwards.”
The flash-forwards in this season give fans glimpses of their favorite characters’ future which mean that the show may not tackle the future anymore as fans already know it.
Rumors are still unconfirmed as of press time but we can expect Plec and the Salvatore brothers to give fans the ending that they deserve, “the three of us I’d like to think will make the creative decision of when the show should be over.”