Developed by ‘Dawson’s Creek’ creator Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ first premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009. It is based on the best-selling book series of the same name by L.J. Smith. Set in the picturesque but paranormal town of Mystic Falls, the long-running series focuses on the teen, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who gets caught up in a complex love triangle with vampire Salvatore brothers – Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).
Alongside the town’s other human – and not so human – inhabitants, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spawned not one but two spin-offs – ‘The Originals’ and ‘Legacies,’ and developed a stalwart fan base over its eight seasons on the air. The eighth season of The CW supernatural teen drama premiered over three years ago, but will the fans ever get to dive into ‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 9? Here’s everything we know.
The Vampire Diaries Season 9 Release Date
‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 8 premiered on October 21, 2016, on The CW, and ended its run on March 10, 2017, after airing eight episodes.
As far as season 9 is concerned, unfortunately, just a few months after The CW renewed the show for its eighth season, showrunner Julie Plec announced that the eighth season of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ would be its last. So, as of today, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 9 stands canceled. Fans may be disappointed, but the knowledge that season 8 would be the show’s last season allowed its makers to craft a final edition that tied up loose ends and bid a proper farewell to its characters.
The Vampire Diaries Cast
Ian Somerhalder has stated several times he feels ‘The Vampire Diaries’ chapter of his career is closed. Also, seeing as Nina Dobrev already left the show in season 6 and only returned for the finale, it doesn’t seem likely she’d be interested in filming a ninth season. Kevin Williamson has since moved on to new things with the CBS anthology thriller series ‘Tell Me a Story’ while Julie Plec is currently working on Vampire Diaries’ spin-off ‘Legacies’ and ‘Roswell, New Mexico.’ With enough on their plates already, it doesn’t seem like another season would fit into their schedules.
However, if the producers decide to return to the story, they might steer it in a different direction with a reboot. In the same veins as ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot, it is possible that ‘The Vampire Diaries’ might return with a fresh set of characters in the future. We know the fans would sure like to think so and have their fingers crossed.
The Vampire Diaries Plot
Since the show’s wrap up back in 2017, there have been myriads of rumors flying about speculating when the show will be returning for a brand new season. Still, we can confirm that any news concerning the resurrection has neither been officially approved nor denied by the producers. Naturally, fans want more adventures of the Salvatore brothers in the familiar Mystic Falls.
The show enjoyed a good run, and the season 8 finale wrapped up most of its unresolved storylines nicely in an epic episode that features some major character deaths and happy endings. Despite its satisfyingly resolute conclusion, fans of the show still hope another installment might be on the cards, but could ‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 9 ever happen?
If ‘The Vampire Diaries’ ever comes back upon a revival, it might follow characters other than Elena, Damon, Stefan, and the rest of Mystic Falls, as their story has already come full circle. Fortunately, fellow spin-off ‘Legacies’ is still on the air and is brimmed with enough ‘The Vampire Diaries’ easter eggs to fill the vampire-shaped hole in any fan’s life.
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