'The Vampire Diaries' Season 9: Co-creator Julie Plec Puts Renew Rumors to Rest
The Vampire Diaries season 8 finale aired in March 2017. Almost four years later, fans are still hoping there will be a new season, and the rumors about renewal have only made them more impatient.
Fans Discuss the Possibility of Season 9
Fans took to Reddit to discuss the rumors about The Vampire Diaries season 9. While this would be exciting news for many, some fans had a different opinion.
One redditor, u/luvprue1, commented on a post on the r/TheVampireDiaries thread about how they heard a new season might happen since people have been streaming the series on Netflix. They also think it will be done with a new cast, and the ninth season wouldn’t really be the same show.
Even though a considerable amount of fans are at peace with season 8 being the finale of the saga, many fans want more of it.
Co-creator of TVD Discredits all Rumors
Putting all the rumors to rest, Julie Plec, the series' co-creator, confirmed there will not be a new season.
The series has already ended on the eighth season.
As per Devdiscourse, Plec said it was the greatest honor as a storyteller in the TV industry to conclude a show properly. “You guys have been with us for this run, and it's a beautiful run," Julie addressed the TVD fans.
Ian Somerhalder Addresses Rumors
Ian Somerhalder, who starred in the supernatural series as the handsome vampire Damon Salvatore, addressed the rumors about series' renewal on Radio Andy. Many fans had assumed that the new season would be released in 2021, and Cohen posed the question as such.
“I have not heard anything about a season nine,” Somerhalder said when asked if he a new season was in the works.
The actor joked about what would happen if there really were to be a ninth season. “Damon has like gray hair, and Stefan and Damon have canes like, ‘Oh, I gotta feed the baby,’" Somerhalder told Cohen.
They discussed how it was such a huge deal that the show was still streaming worldwide on Netflix with millions of viewers. “It ran its course, and now it’s still living, that’s what is so amazing,” Somerhalder said.
Spin-Offs of TVD
Though TVD has no confirmed plans for a revival, the show's fictional universe is still alive. There have been two spinoffs to date—The Originals and The Legacies.
The Originals is a derivative of TVD that follows the story of a power-hungry family of ancient vampires looking to reign over the town they had built and conquer all those who did them wrong. It aired on CW from October 2013 to August 2018 with five seasons.
The Legacies is a spinoff of The Originals, which aired in October 2018 and renewed for a fourth season in February 2021. The series is about a 17-year-old girl named Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of a werewolf and a vampire, and her journey as she attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted where she learns to use and control her supernatural powers.
The musical episode of The Legacies, which was aired on February 4, 2021, paid homage to TVD Bret Matthews, an executive producer of The Legacies and one of the TVD writers, addressed the spin-offs in an interview with TV Insiders. He said it was a pleasure to work with Julie Plec and giving it their all.
To go back and to revisit that world and those characters, that whole episode really is a love letter [to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals].
Fans have been creating their own trailers for the hypothetical season 9. The series is available on Netflix for nostalgia marathons, and the spin-offs on CW have been quenching fans' thirst for more, although barely.