We already know that we’re good to go for season 6 of The Vampire Diaries (which premieres October 2), but news has just broke that one of the main stars (Ian, Paul, or Nina—it was not disclosed which one) has not yet signed on for the seventh season of the hit show, while the two other have. The star who has not yet signed on is currently unsure whether he or she wants to continue.
E! News has reported:
The Vampire Diaries’ days may be numbered—if one of the show’s main stars doesn’t come around.
The core TVD trio—Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley—have been in talks with the studio, and so far, only two of the three actors have signed on for a seventh season, E! News has learned. The remaining star (either Nina, Ian or Paul) is unsure whether he or she wants to continue, according to multiple inside sources familiar with the talks. (Warner Bros. does not comment on contract negotiations.)
So now the question remains: Would they continue with the seventh season of The Vampire Diaries without one of the main stars? I’m sure it could work, of course, but would the ratings drop? Currently word is that it’s possible the network will indeed continue with the seventh season without one of the main characters if it comes to that, and they would shift the focus to some of the other characters.