The Vampire Diaries Spoilers: Who's Leaving?

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Steven R. McQueen is set to take his chiseled biceps somewhere far away from Mystic Falls.

Following news yesterday that The Vampire Diaries has been renewed for a seventh season, co-creator Julie Plec dropped a casting bombshell on fans:

The CW drama is about to lose McQueen as a series regular.

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"It’s time for him to go out and live his life and we’re actually going to say goodbye to Steven R. McQueen as a series regular,” Plec told Entertainment Weekly yesterday, adding of Jeremy Gilbert:

“He’s growing up and moving on. He will be out living a real life."

In other words: Jeremy actually won't be getting killed off.

He'll leave for art school on The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 14, an installment likely to air in February.

“We’re in the third act of our storytelling of the show,” Plec adds. “Everything that we’re doing is moving towards the end. Over the course of the next few years, we will need to start having the characters make choices about what they want with their lives and say goodbye to some people.

"It’s all part of moving toward the end, however long that takes."

McQueen may still return for major life events (such as weddings or funerals, Plec says), but there are no exact plans to bring him back after he departs this spring.

Following a lengthy hiatus, The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 11 will air on Thursday, January 22 at 8/7c on The CW.

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