Ian Somerhalder previously announced he will leave his role after “The Vampire Diaries” season 8 at the Q&A at Nashville’s Walker Stalker Con, Celebuzz said.
“We have decided one last season to really do the story justice,” he said, as told by E! Online.
This has got “The Vampire Diaries” fans worried that the coming Season 8 will be its final season as well.
But in a recent tweet, the 37-year-old actor clarified that although he said the next season will be his last, the final decision is still up to the producers.
“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,” he tweeted.
“The Anomaly” actor reiterated that despite his departure, the future of “The Vampire Diaries” is still being talked about, Teen Vogue said.
“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,” he clarified.
Ian Somerhalder said that CW and WB are currently focusing on the wrap-up of “The Vampire Diaries” season 7, their vacations, and how the writers can get started with the Season 8.
“We’ll all see where we go from there,” he ended.
The Hollywood Life said that the coming season 8 will gather Somerhalder, who plays Damon, and Nina Dobrev, Elena, in an epic reunion for “The Vampire Diaries” season 8.
Nina Dobrev has already bid goodbye to the show last year, following rumors that she wanted to avoid Somerhalder and wife Nikki Reed’s constant PDA on the set.
It is known that Dobrev and Somerhalder have been in a relationship for three years until calling it quits in 2013. The two started their romance in the set of “The Vampire Diaries.”