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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 Renewal Depends On Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley

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(Photo : Getty Images/Frazer Harrison) Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley will decide as to when "The Vampire Diaries" will end.

"The Vampire Diaries" co-creator Julie Plec recently talked about the fate of the hit The CW series after season 7.

In an interview with E! News, Plec said that she recently came to the realization that "The Vampire Diaries" is really about Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.

"I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And I mean that in a good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won't walk away from telling the story," she said.

Meanwhile, Plec added that if one or both Somerhalder and Wesley will inform her that they no longer want to be part of "The Vampire Diaries," that's the time she would have the show cancelled.

"When they are ready to be done telling the story - which could be tomorrow and could be a year from now or two years from now or whatever -- I will put my pencil down and say that I'm done too, and then we will work together to end it in the best way possible," she said.

Plec added that when it's time to say goodbye to the series, she, Somerhalder and Wesley will make the creative decision on how the show will end.

In other news, Plec also spoke with Variety about former cast member Nina Dobrev.

According to the exec, she misses Dobrev terribly, and she's still open to taking her back on the show.

"Yes, I miss her deeply and would take her back in an instant if she called and said, 'Hey, can I come back?' But purely from a creative point of view, it's been a real new infusion of creative fun," she said.

"The Vampire Diaries" season 7 will return to The CW on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. ET.

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