The eighth season of The CW’s supernatural teen drama aired over two years ago, but will fans ever get to see The Vampire Diaries season 9? Based on the best-selling book series by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries was developed for the small screen by Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson with his long-time collaborator Julie Plec and premiered on The CW in 2009. Set in the picturesque but paranormal town of Mystic Falls, the long-running series focused on the vampire love triangle between protagonists Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder) alongside the town’s other human and not-so-human inhabitants.
The Vampire Diaries spawned not one, but two spinoffs – The Originals and Legacies – and developed a loyal fan following over its eight seasons on the air. The show enjoyed a good run and its season 8 finale wrapped up most of its unresolved storylines nicely in an epic episode that featured some major character deaths and happy endings.
Despite its satisfying finale fans of the show still hope another season might be on the cards, but could The Vampire Diaries season 9 ever happen?
The CW Canceled The Vampire Diaries In 2017
Just a few months after The CW renewed the show for its eighth season, showrunner Julie Plec announced The Vampire Diaries would end with season 8, feeling the show had come to a natural end. Fans may have been disappointed but the knowledge that season 8 would be the show’s last allowed its makers to craft a final season that tied up loose ends and bid a proper farewell to its characters.
The Vampire Diaries Season 9 Isn’t Likely
Star Ian Somerhalder has stated several times he feels The Vampire Diaries chapter of his career is closed and 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 moved on to new things with the CBS anthology thriller series Tell Me A Story, while Julie Plec is currently working on Vampire Diaries spinoff Legacies and Roswell, New Mexico so it doesn’t seem like another season would fit into their schedules either.
The Vampire Diaries Has Ended But There’s Still Legacies
The Vampire Diaries might be over and its first spinoff The Originals has unfortunately followed suit. However, fellow spinoff Legacies is still on the air and packed with enough Vampire Diaries Easter eggs to fill the vampire-shaped hole in any fan’s life. Season 2 of Legacies is set to premiere this October.