As news rapidly began to spread that Tom had issues with his contract for Lucifer, a rumor started circulating that Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder would be replacing Tom in the upcoming Season 6.
While Ian’s fans were quick to rejoice over this news, it turned out to be false. It was likely started by some excited Vampire Diaries fans, who were upset that his newest project, V Wars, was canceled by Netflix after only one season.
In response to the show being axed by the streaming service, Ian posted a video on his Instagram saying “it’s not the end of the road” for his character Dr. Swann and the rest of the V Wars cast. He said he was working to have the show picked up by another network, and thanked viewers for tuning in to the show for its singular Netflix season.
“Just between you and me, you all came out in mass to see this show. This is a hit show, you came out in mass. I don’t mean 10 or 20 million of you, I mean tens of millions of you,” he said in the video. “So obviously, we have some stuff to work out, but once I have some information you’ll be the first to know. I’m so grateful for you.”