Is ‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 7 or ‘The Originals’ season 3 near the end?

tvd -We’ve come a long ways on “The Vampire Diaries.” When you look back to some of the early years on the show, this was a high school drama that was about finding yourself and realizing how much danger was out there in the world. Now, this is a complicated supernatural saga with a wide array of different characters, heroes, and villains. It’s complex, and we think that the past two episodes have done a very good job staying intense. While we miss Nina Dobrev as a part of the cast, the story has moved on well and has shown that it is about more than just one single character.

So are we near the end of the road now for this show? The ratings are down, and with the unique storytelling that “The Vampire Diaries” is giving us this year, you do have to consider that they are getting set to look at what the future for some of these people could be. Co-creator Julie Plec addressed this subject in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and in the process made it pretty clear that as long as she still gets a chance to tell interesting stories, she’s going to be happy with continuing on:

“I would love to keep telling stories in these worlds for as long as possible, as long the people who help me tell the stories want to do it. In that category are the actors who bring these characters to life, as the writers who have a point of view on how to tell the stories, as the studio and the network who have to write a check to do so. It’s a big group decision, frankly, and it’s fascinating; the behind-the-scenes of it all is so interesting. When you get to a show that has run this long, you get to a group of people who dig in to their desire to keep doing it — it’s wonderful. We shall see.”

For the time being, our feeling is that give “The Vampire Diaries” at least one more season beyond this one, and give “The Originals” (whose ratings are lower than the flagship) maybe one or two more years. This gives both a chance to end before the ratings are completely gone, but also gives them a chance to wrap up the story in a satisfying way.

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