Vampire Diaries Season 8 has not even started filming and rumors of cancellation and casts leaving have already flooded the internet.
Season 7 for the Vampire Diaries has been quite a rough one with Nina Dobrev, who played as Elena, leaving the series. Ratings have plummeted, moving the show to a Friday night “death” slot, reports Inquisitr.
Just a few months ago, speculation was that Vampire Diaries Season 8 was the last of the installment. This rumor started when Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore in the series, told attendees of a Q&A at Nashville’s Walker Stalker Con “We have decided one last season to really do the story justice.”
A few days later, the actor clarified his statement via Twitter that he did not mean anything negative, clarifying that it will be the last season for him and not the installment.
The actor tweeted “Hey all, so… 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.”
Will Paul Wesley Be Leaving Vampire Diaries Season 8?
With one of the Salvatore brothers exiting by the end of Season 8, fans may be wondering what will happen with Damon’s younger brother Stefan (Paul Wesley).
Quite recently, rumors that Paul Wesley is also leaving the series started surfacing along with speculations that the actor and his girlfriend, former Vampire Diaries co-star, Phoebe Tonkin, have broken up.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, the couple might be in the verge of breaking up and the Vampire Diaries Season 8 is to be blamed.
Since Dobrev leaving the series and the ratings dropping, there is tremendous pressure on Wesley and the cast to bring back its viewers this upcoming season.
With high expectations from the production, lead actor Paul Wesley must definitely be feeling the pressure. This might be the reason why Wesley and Tonkin has not been seen together much in the past few months.
The star, however, has not confirmed yet if he has plans to leave the show anytime soon nor has he clarified rumors about his breakup with Tonkin.