Ian Somerhalder does not believe The Vampire Diaries season 9 is a fantastic concept, and he is perfect. Based on the set of books of the same title by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries developed a cult following throughout its eight seasons, thanks to an attractive and charismatic cast of unknowns and its own distinct take on vampire lore. And The Vampire Diaries season 8 was arguably the series’ darkest as Damon (Somerhalder) and Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) were faced with their violent pasts and grappled with exactly what the afterlife could hold in store for them.
The series finale left viewers shell-shocked by Stefan’s death, but the show still ended on an uplifting note as a result of the return of Nina Dobrev who played Elena Gilbert before departing The Vampire Diaries later season 6. A deadly Damon was reunited with the love of his life. The always self-sacrificing Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) eventually got to put herself first by departing Mystic Falls to travel the entire world, Stefan found serenity, and Caroline Forbes-Salvatore (Candice King) opened the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted, setting the assumption for Legacies. Regardless of the series-tying up all the central characters’ storylines in a satisfying manner, many fans continue to hold out hope for more.
Unsubstantiated rumors about a possible Vampire Diaries year 9 lately began to circulate (perhaps fueled by Legacies musical event that paid homage to its cherished predecessor). Somerhalder addressed the rumors on Radio Andy, telling bunch Andy Cohen, “I have not heard anything about a season nine. what could happen Stefan and Damon are, you know, Damon has like grey hair, and they’re, they’ve canes like, ‘Oh, I have, gotta feed the infant.'” Somerhalder adeptly summed up why another season of The Vampire Diaries would not work. The series ended with Damon residing out his drama-free mortal life with Elena.
Without Stefan and the epic love triangle between the brothers and Elena, that driving force behind the show’s fame, a revival would be missing key elements that created The Vampire Diaries so watchable and addictive. An even bigger obstacle to overcome (besides resurrecting Stefan in the deceased ) is that important players Graham, Wesley, King, and Somerhalder have expressed no interest in reprising their roles. It took Legacies two seasons to convince King to do a voice-over, also Caroline’s lack of Legacies is a sticking point for viewers.
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Two other popular exhibits, Gossip Girl and Authentic Blood do reboots with new casts, but the demand for longer episodes of The Vampire Diaries stems from the lovers’ love for the first characters. Somerhalder additionally told Cohen The Vampire Diaries continues to live on, and it does so with Legacies, and that’s what a Vampire Diaries revival appears like unless Plec was going to decide to rehash old storylines with new faces. Legacies center across a new creation of supernatural teens, specifically Klaus Mikaelson’s and Caroline Forbes-Salvatore’s daughters, battling any evil that threatens Mystic Falls. Legacies have created a fanbase, but it hasn’t inspired the same fervor among audiences as The Vampire Diaries.
For now, Vampire Diaries’ fans can revisit their favorite characters through whatever Easter eggs Legacies drop in reference to Elena, Damon, Bonnie, and the remainder. There have been cameos from Zach Roerig’s Matt Donovan, Steven. R. McQueen’s Jeremy Gilbert, and Chris Wood’s Kai Parker. Wesley has been involved behind the camera directing an episode in 2019. Michael Malarkey, who played Bonnie’s love interest Enzo St. John has expressed excitement on paying a visit to the Salvatore School, and Dobrev hasn’t ruled an Elena look on Legacies out. But in 2018 she told TV Guide she was too busy.