With only two episodes left, The Vampire Diaries is nearing its end. But considering that we’re currently living in the age of reboots and revivals, is any show ever really dead?
There’s no predicting whether TVD could live on in the future, but for stars Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, it sounds like the show’s series finale will serve as their goodbye to Mystic Falls, the Salvatore brothers, and all the many joys of playing vampires. “I think I’m closing the chapter,” Wesley said after a press screening of the penultimate hour.
Somerhalder quickly added, “In 10 years I’m going to be living probably on a ranch in Wyoming and you’ll never hear from me again.”
But in all seriousness, Somerhalder said, “I think it’s good to close this chapter. There’s something beautiful about closure.”
Plus, Somerhalder was quick to bring up the fact that, thanks to Netflix, “television never dies.” Even to this day, Somerhalder claims new fans come up to him in airports to talk about how they’re just discovering the allure of Damon Salvatore. “It’s never going to die,” Somerhalder said of the show. “We’re going to continue to be able to watch it and I think that’s a really interesting new thing about this modern digital world.”
Wesley joked, “It’d be funny if we did a reboot [where] we’re all old as s—.”
And you know what? We’d watch it.
—Reporting by Natalie Abrams
The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.