Fans haven’t stopped dreaming about The Vampire Diaries Season 9. The CW hit series finished its eight-season run on March 10, 2017. And it’s been in a position to grow its fanbase as a result of the series being on Netflix. Ian Somerhalder played Damon Salvatore for all eight seasons. And he finally addressed the rumors of the show coming back at a February 2021 interview.
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The Vampire Diaries surfaced on Sept. 10, 2009. And it made instant celebrities from Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert), and Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore). It ran for eight seasons and motivated two spin-offs, The Originals, and Legacies.
The Originals came to be because of Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his sisters’ powerful turn on The Vampire Diaries Seasons 2-4. In fact, Morgan told Collider in 2013 that the Mikaelson Ball in season 3 episode 14, “Dangerous Liaisons,” is what prompted the series.
Legacies are placed at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted. It’s the same home Damon and Stefan lived in The Vampire Diaries. Damon, Elena, and Stefan are mentioned in the show, which is currently in its third season. However, they don’t make appearances.
Paul Wesley Thinks ‘the Vampire Diaries’ Ran Too Long?
It’d be hard for Stefan too, believing he died in The Vampire Diaries series finale. He met with his epic poem, but tragic ending the same day he married Caroline Forbes. However, Damon and Elena got their happy ending.
In the finale, Damon took the treatment for vampirism and lived a human life with Elena in Mystic Falls. Legacies revealed Elena became the town’s physician, along with her and Damon’s daughter, Stefanie Salvatore, attends Mystic Falls High School.
A year after the series finished, Wesley opened up on its extended run to Us Weekly, confessing that he thinks it ran a while.
“To be honest with you, the series probably could’ve finished maybe a year earlier. I felt as if we kept it going, but we all knew this was the best possible thing to do,” he explained on the Watch With Us podcast. “You start to run out of the story, and I think we’d told all of the stories that had to be informed.”
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Wesley thinks Legacies was the best method to continue the franchise. He said:
“It is really a completely different generation and that is the only way I think that the series could continue was a whole new set of characters and a new creation. But as far as the Stefan and Damon of it all, I think those men. they had to hang up their hats retire.”
Somerhalder echoed that opinion in an interview with Andy Cohen on Feb. 3, 2021. Cohen asked him about the enthusiast theory that The Vampire Diaries was returning for a season 9. Sad to say, the V Wars celebrity said he’s”not heard anything about a season 9.”
The 42-year-old not only has not heard about the show coming back, but he also doesn’t think that it would do the job.
“Just like what could happen?” He told Cohen. “Stefan and Damon are, you understand – Damon has like gray hair and they are, they have canes like, ‘Oh, I have gotta feed the baby.’ Do you understand what I mean? No.”