CW Boss Finally Opens Up About The Future Of ‘The Vampire Diaries’

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The Vampire Diares has been a staple on the CW for seven seasons now, but could the eighth be its last? It’s a question that many are mulling over, but one that the network’s president doesn’t have a clear cut answer to quite yet.

In press conference with reporters on Thursday (May 19) just before CW’s Upfront presentation,Variety reports that network president Mark Pedowitz was met with questions regarding the future of The Vampire Diaries.

The longstanding series said goodbye to Nina Dobrev 2015, and stars Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham, who play Damon and Bonnie respectively, both announced last month that they were planning to exit the show at the end of the upcoming eighth season. But despite the fact that the series is down a few more of its original cast members, Pedowitz told reporters that The CW hasn’t decided whether or not season eight will be The Vampire Diaries’ last.

Pedowitz also revealed that the network hasn’t decided on how many episodes they’ll be giving the supernatural drama this coming season.

“We’ll see how the audience reacts,” said Pedowitz in regards to how long season eight will actually be.

For now, it looks as though the future of The Vampire Diaries is very much up in the air, but regardless, we’ll be interested to see where the series goes from here.

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