It is too soon to say if "The Vampire Diaries," which is currently on Season 5, will have another season, but showrunner Julie Plec feels there is for scope for season 7 and beyond. However, the possibility of losing a lead character is not something Plec is looking forward to.
As reported earlier, one among the three leads -- Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley -- is yet to extend their contract. Although it is yet unknown who will leave the show, talks suggested Dobrev would be the candidate, as she was reportedly looking to expand her career outside television.
And when Plec was asked about moving forward without the character of Elena, which Dobrev essays, the showrunner said that would be the end game of the series. "I don't really want to talk about the end game of Elena's character. I think that is the end game of the series. I don't want to give that up," Plec told Fanbolt.
When "The Vampire Diaries" premiered in 2009, it started as Elena's story, who gave viewers a gateway into the land of the supernatural consisting of vampires, werewolves and witches. Although the previous season strayed a bit with the doppleganger drama, the current season has been lauded for its fresh storyline and for exploring new character dynamics.
Season 6 of "The Vampire Diaries" is no longer about the Salvatore brothers' love triangle with Elena. Other characters such as Caroline, Tyler and Bonnie seem to be getting good screen time, and viewers are excited to see how their interactions with Stefan and Damon forge ahead.
For instance, the show has been teasing a romantic alliance between Damon and Bonnie, and fans are excited to see how that will play out. Many are also rallying for Caroline and Stefan to hook up, and Plec noted that even the actors are excited about the direction of the storyline.
"Right now I feel like we're in a really good creative groove. The show feels really good, and we all as writers, and the actors, are really jazzed about the content and excited about the stories that we're telling," Plec said. "In a way, it's come back around to season one in terms of its feeling and grounding it all in relationships and characters — and suspense and tension. So I feel like we can keep going. We've got people ready and willing to keep going."