Avid fans of “The Vampire Diaries” hoping to learn more about the characters Damon and Enzo’s fate in the show’s upcoming new season would be disappointed with the latest news. The series’ showrunner has revealed that they have yet to firmly identify the two characters’ future in “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8.
Loyal viewers of the CW show may recall that Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (Michael Malarkey) went on a killing spree towards the end of “The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 finale episode. The two characters were affected by a yet to be identified evil force during their time inside the Armory. Somerhalder and Malarkey’s characters’ dark future has yet to be fully mapped out, TVLine reported. It appears that showrunner Julie Plec and the show’s writing team are still ironing out the storyline of the said two characters.
Plot details for Damon and Enzo have not been set in stone for “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8, apart from “the reveal and the origin story of this unknown villain," Plec stated. She also did not disclose further information on the CW show’s upcoming new season. Although a hint of a new villain was shown during the Season 7 finale, as depicted by a gnarled hand featured in the said episode.
Plec also mentioned in a previous TVLine interview that they decided not to name the said villain yet. “Internally, we’re calling it something, but we’re not telling people what that is yet,” she explained. She also teased some of the villain’s powers. “[The creature] ... has the ability to get inside your head and strip away everything good about you,” Plec commented.
Cast member Paul Wesley who portrays Damon’s brother Stefan has hinted that the upcoming new season will be “really twisted and really fun,” TV Guide reported. He also teased that the CW show will be going on a “really dark” path following the events shown in the Season 7 finale.
Meanwhile, the CW has yet to announce the release date for “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8. However, it is expected to return to the small screens sometime this 2016.