Cancelled with closure. The eighth and final season of The Vampire Diaries promises to give fans the resolution they crave, but would the cast consider a reboot in the years ahead?
Speaking to Collider, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder appeared to rule out a Season 9 revival/reboot payday:
WESLEY: I think I’m closing the chapter.
SOMERHALDER: In ten years, I’m probably going to be living on a ranch in Wyoming, and you’ll never hear from me again. I think it’s good to close this chapter. There’s something beautiful about closure. If you think about relationships, whether it be a job, a significant other, or an animal, people and things come into and out of out lives. There’s so much beauty in that, and how it affects us. Now, in this digital age, television never dies. It’s called Netflix. I remember going into Season 7 and, while our live numbers were plummeting, our engagement and viewership was actually going up.
WESLEY: Wouldn’t it be funny, if we did a reboot and we were all old as shit with grey hair. That wouldn’t work. We’re stretching it out, as it is.
Stay tuned as we observe the passing of The Vampire Diaries into the TV afterlife, and monitor the cancellation graveyard for signs of a revival…