Imagine watching The Vampire Diaries without the smouldering hot Damon and the sexy Elena engaged in their toxic romance.
If reports are to be believed, the season 7 of the CW's popular vampire drama will be aired without the fan-favourite characters.
The popular stars, Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley are still in talks with the production house, and they are still unsure whether to continue with the super-hit series or not, E Online reported.
The popularity of The Vampire Diaries' trio has brought great ratings for the CW network series. However, in the absence of the three stars, the channel may consider postioning other fan-favourite characters in the lead for the seventh season of the vampire drama, the website reported.
"I think the show will go as long as the actors want the show to go," executive producer Julie Plec told the website during the San Diego Comic-Con.
"You know, look, everybody's under contract. I know that we've got plans for season six, we've got plans for season seven. I know that our bosses have plans for seasons eight, nine, and ten," Plec added.
"I said I want to be part of it as long as I know I could keep telling good stories and as long as the ensemble people that I work with want to be there and are committed and dedicated."
The Vampire Diaries season 6 will premiere in October and fans are anxious to know what happened to Damon and Bonnie who were trapped inside the Other World, while Elena and the younger Salvatore brother Stefan were left devastated assuming them to be dead.
Meanwhile, fans suspect that if Damon returns as a human, he may lose all his vampire memories, and it will be difficult for Elena and Stefan to let him remember his past and help them.
However, there are rumours that Damon may return in human form and help the vampires to reclaim Mystic Fall, which is under the Traveler's spell.
Plec has already confirmed that Damon is very much there in season 6, but she kept the elder Salvatore brother's story in the upcoming season a secret.
However, it will be interesting to see how fans of Dalena and Stelena react when their favourite series returns for its seventh season without its core cast.
What do you think? Will you watch The Vampire Diaries without Damon, Elena and Stefan? Drop in your views in the comments section.