Vampire Diaries has just completed its eight seasons––concluding its franchise in October 2016 all the way to March 2017. After that bonanza of episodes, it was released on Netflix a couple of months later––and you know what happens to series when they come to the biggest streaming platform. With a series as big as Vampire Diaries, Netflix surely knew that it’d get the attention it deserved. However, more attention equals more fans––and fans want another season. So here are the updates from its supposed 9th season release date, renewal, and other updates.
To go alongside Netflix’s huge audience, television audiences have also started wondering where the heck the ninth season is––or whether it’d be released or not. Bad news, people. The show was canceled, as announced by creator Julie Plec as they’ve discussed it and decided to sadly conclude the series.
Vampire diaries taken off of Netflix is a massive disappointment
— Nolsen Mandela (@nol_off) June 8, 2020
If you do want to watch the ninth season, the Vampire Diaries installment will be released on The CW in March of 2021. The new season will be coming after a long three years after its previous season.
Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon Salvatore in the series, has denied playing the character once more and even joked about how he wouldn’t be able to play the youthful vampire anymore. Oh please, Ian, you’re fishing for compliments now. Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley, who plays Elena Gilbert and Stefan Salvatore respectively, have also refused to play their characters again.
Many are still believing that the absence of a number of actors and major people from the crew won’t be an excuse to cancel the show. I mean, it still holds up as there is yet to be confirmation from The CW about the cancellation. When Somerhalder even said that the series’ eighth season will be the last, he even had to apologize for it.
Hope for the ninth season continues to live on––or at least until The CW responds.