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Ian Somerhalder Retracts Comments About ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Ending

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When speaking to a crowd of fans at WalkerStalkerCon on Sunday (April 10), Ian Somerhalder might have given a little too much away about the future of “The Vampire Diaries.”

The 37-year-old CW star announced his exit from the show after Season 8, and he also implied that “The Vampire Diaries” would come to a close at the same time. “We have decided to do one last season to really do the story justice,” Somerhalder said.

It made sense, in light of Kat Graham’s recent announcement that she would also be leaving, but The CW denied that a decision had been made regarding the popular vampire drama.

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On Wednesday (April 13), Somerhalder retracted his comments about the show coming to an end, explaining to fans that the decision has not yet been officially made.

“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,” Somerhalder writes. “Somehow in my infinite wisdom and end-of-season foggy brain, I managed to make it sound like the show was coming to an end… Thing is, the people who actually make that decision (the CW and WB) haven’t made it yet! So let’s take things one step at a time: Season 7 wrap, vacation, lots of sleep, let the writers get started on Season 8, and then we’ll all see where we go from there.”

While “no decision” isn’t exactly confirmation that the show will continue on past Season 8, fans can breathe a little easier knowing that the end is not necessarily upon us yet.

“The Vampire Diaries” airs Fridays at 7 p.m. CT on The CW.

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