The popular supernatural series, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, is a teen drama, that is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls. Developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, it is based on the fan-favorite book series of the same name by L. J. Smith. It originally premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009. One of the most-watched shows on the platform, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ wrapped up with its eighth season in 2017. After concluding with its 171th episode, fans still want to know if it will be renewed for another installment. So, here’s all you need to know about ‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 9.
The Vampire Diaries Cast: Who is in it?
Nina Dobrev stars as the female protagonist, Elena Gilbert, involved in a love triangle with vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore. Elena then becomes the center of all paranormal activities in Mystic Falls. Doprev left the show after the sixth season and returned as a voice-over artist in the seventh season finale. Her absence is depicted as Elena being in a magical state of sleep for 60 years until Bonnie is alive. Later, her curse is broken at the end of the series and she is reunited with Damon.
Paul Wesley plays Stefan Salvatore, the empathetic and kind-hearted vampire brother of his completely opposite elder sibling Damon. Stephan had left his old ways but later is compelled to resume the role of a Ripper in order to save Damon from a werewolf bite. Increasingly, as the series progresses, he becomes more of a negative character. However, toward the end, although he revives his kinder self and reunites with Elena, they cannot repair their broken thread.
Ian Somerhalder stars as the second male protagonist, Damon Salvatore, a selfish, manipulative, and revengeful vampire. However, we gradually begin to see Damon’s good side and he also begins falling for Elena. Elena later starts reciprocating his feelings when the two together need to rescue Stefan from the evil Ripper side. Damon has a close bond with Bonnie and his relationship with Elena is strong, although the duo faces multiple fall-outs along the way.
Steven R. McQueen plays Jeremy Gilbert, Elena’s younger brother and biological cousin. Jeremy later joins The Five, a crew that hunts and kills vampires. Sara Canning stars as Jenna Sommers, aunt and guardian to Jeremy and Elena. Kat Graham portrays Bonnie Bennett, a powerful witch and best friend to Elena and Caroline. Candice King stars as Caroline Forbes, who harbors a bit of jealously for Elena but later reveals her good side when she is turned into a vampire.
Zach Roerig plays Matt Donovan, Elena’s friend from childhood and ex boyfriend. Kayla Ewell stars as Vicki Donovan, Matt’s elder sister and a drug addict. Michael Trevino is Tyler Lockwood, a werewolf and the Mayor’s son. Matt Davis is Alaric Saltzman, Jenna’s romantic partner and a vampire hunter. Joseph Morgan stars as Original Vampire Klaus Mikaelson, the creator of a hybrid entity that is a mix of vampires and werewolves. Michael Malarkey is Enzo St. John, a vampire who was previously imprisoned by the Augustine society.
The Vampire Diaries Plot: What is it about?
All the events of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ are set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. This locality is home to multiple supernatural beings after migrants from New England settled here during the 18th century. Here, we meet Elena Gilbert, a young orphan, who lost both her parents in a car accident. She meets a handsome 162-year-old vampire, Stefan Salvatore, and falls in love with him. However, their relationship is fraught with problems and complications — especially since Stefan’s sibling Damon wants to revive his past love Katherine Pierce, who resembles Elena.
Damon initially does not get along with Stefan but when he falls in love with Elena, both the brothers join hands to protect their love from the multiple evil entities in Mystic Falls. We also learn about the mythology and history of the town via multiple flashbacks across the episodes. Apart from the lead trio, other characters who contribute to the plot include Elena’s younger brother Jeremy, friends Bonnie, Caroline, Matt, and Tyler. Other inhabitants of Mystic Falls comprise Vicki and Alaric. We also meet the town’s Founders’ Council, which is composed of prominent families who had founded the community in the first place. Their sole goal is to protect their residence from supernatural beings such as vampires, werewolves, witches, hybrids, and paranormal spirits.
The Vampire Diaries Season 9 Release Date: Is it Happening?
‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 8 premiered on The CW on October 21, 2016. After spanning 16 episodes, it wrapped up on March 10, 2017. Now, as far another season is concerned, on June 23, 2016, it was announced that the eighth season would be the last, final installment from the series. So, officially, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 9 remains cancelled.
But the story does not end here. We have already seen two spinoffs from the franchise, ‘The Originals‘ and ‘Legacies‘. However, if there are additional spinoffs, they won’t feature the main leads. As per writer Julie Plec, “I do not have a spinoff in the works but yes I have spinoff ideas in my brain. I think Ian and Paul have said it best recently that no one is going to find them credible in about six months as eternally youthful vampires.” So, yes, there is a possibility that another spin-off could be launched soon. But sadly, it won’t mark the return of all your favorite characters.
The Vampire Diaries Trailer:
You can watch the official trailer for ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 below.
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