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'The Vampire Diaries' EP Julie Plec Confirms She Wants at Least Seven Seasons!

'The Vampire Diaries' EP Julie Plec Confirms She Wants at Least Seven Seasons!

Ian Somerhalder answers fan questions during day two of The Vampire Diaries Q&A held at BloodyNightCon 4 Fan Event on Sunday (May 18) in Barcelona, Spain.

The 35-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, and Malese Jow, the latter of whom even got a proposal during the event!

“We will definitely see Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham on the show,” Executive Producer Julie Plec confirmed to EW after their characters’ deaths. “I mean, there’s a million different ways that you can do that. But as far as in what context – how, why, and where? – that’s part of the mystery.”

She also addressed rumors that the show was ending after next season. “No. It’s not on our radar yet,” Julie said. “You could ask 10 different people that question and you’d get 10 different answers, in terms of how long the life of the show is. Warner Bros. would say, ’17 seasons!’ And I think I would say, ‘Seven!’ (Laughs) Presumably we’ll land somewhere closer to my wishes or theirs, depending on the circumstances.”

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  • Gina

    It looks like they reacting to the news. Ian : Crap…; Zack: Why?; Malese: Smile trough the pain! Just keep smiling…; Michael?: Seriously? lol

  • Mandy

    7 Seasons? Talk about flogging it to death. No ending on a high then? The ratings are already a third of what they once were, and it’s all about pleasing shippers at the expense of character growth and sense. Please Nina, grab your promising movie career while you’re still young enough for the desired roles and bolt after your contract is up. She’s been doing this since she was 20. She needs to break away from Ian also, fans can’t separate the two. Enough is enough.

  • YUCK

    Jeez Somerhalder has let himself go! When did he become a little fatty with thinning hair?!?!

  • Jen

    I love the whole VD cast, they seem so much fun!

    @Mandy: I like Nina + hope she does make it in the movies + agree she needs to leave when her contract is up to have a chance at doing so, but to call the current state of her movie career promising is beyond generous. I only wish it could be described that way, I really don’t get why it isn’t happening for her.

  • kat

    yay!!! i love vamp diaries!!! if it lasts many more seasons, that’d make me happy!!! julie plec is amazing!!!

  • Please no

    I’m surprised they got a season 6. Besides, vamps aren’t supposed to age. Everyone on this show has visibly aged, some of them too much (coughianandpaulcough)

  • Amy

    I call B.S. The actors signed a 6 yr contact and the ratings are declining. There’s no way Ian wants to stay and Paul and Nina already said they would leave if Ian leaves.


    should go ten seasons!!


    Julie is genius

  • Amy


    LOL. “Kevin Williamson is genius” There, I fixed if for you. ;)

  • Nina

    Ian looks so perfect! He’s gorgeous!

  • Laurie

    Ian looks the hottest I’ve seen him since the summer of 2010! Maybe because I love this look on him!!! What a handome man!!!

  • verox87

    Love TVD so much but I hope Kevin returns..BTW Ian is looking good as always!

  • kate

    why?????? its not so good predictable..and the ratings arent so good either.. of course we will see damon and bonnie again..almost always everybody comes back…

  • Tanya

    I’m in love with Ian more and more every day! He’s so kind and generous and he’s looking smoking hot!

  • sofia

    i use to love this show and now i hate it, its like a soap opera, everything is around the same.. break up, get back together.. enough already.. they are just trying too hard to keep the show going..

  • cherie

    Ian looks more gorgeous than ever, He is not only so beautiful he is a genuine nice Person all around. Ian’s contract is up after six Years, and he has said before that is all he will sign up for. The Show did not renew 3 Years ago until Ian signed up for 3 more Years. first. He is a very loyal Person, and Candice said at that Time, How much She loved and respected Ian, because He had to give up a lot. The Show wont survive without Ian, so I doubt there will be 7 seasons.

  • Agreed

    @Please no: That was I was thinking. Vampires supposedly to be ageless but the actors of course are not ageless and they are aging so if the show goes to 8 seasons or so I hope the show production have a way to make the actors still looking young. I dont know special effects, prostetics, etc etc Cause noone of the cast are young anymore and still play teenage vampires. Ian being the oldest one of all, Paul is 32 and the rest of the cast are in their lates 20′s.

  • Demi

    Ian’s so goodlooking especially lately! Love him!!!!

  • Violeta

    Ian is more than perfection! I was at the con and it was the best experience ever! Everyone was fantastic! Malese + Ian + Zach + Michael <33333 best cast ever! And my friend saw Ian and Zach last night and they were sweethearts!