Nina Dobrev is trending on Twitter and on Facebook. And for good reason:
But lost amidst Dobrev's shocking decision is the fact that another key cast member is also unlikely to return to Mystic Falls next year.
Michael Trevino, who has portrayed Tyler Lockwood since the very beginning of this CW smash, has landed a role on The Kingmakers pilot (on ABC) and will see his screen time significantly reduced moving forward.
If he has any screen time at all, that is.
“Michael has been a beloved member of the Vampire Diaries family since Day 1,” series creator Julie Plec said via statement, adding:
“Even though he’s also going to be out in the world exploring new opportunities, we look forward to finding creative ways to make sure he and his character Tyler Lockwood always remain a part of the show."
It's unclear whether this means we'll be seeing any of Tyler at all on The Vampire Diaries Season 7, though it seems unlikely if his new drama gets picked up.
Who will you miss more, Dobrev or Trevino? Elena or Tyler?
Can the show even go on without them? Will you continue to watch The Vampire Diaries online in 2015-2016?
And should TVD come to an end after Season 7?