We are all aware of how the crazy the Vampire Diaries fan following is. All supernatural powers, bloodlust, fights, hunts, love, friendship and some ‘Ian Somerhalder’ contributed to its massive fan base. The show has been airing on Netflix for multiple years now and its departure from the streaming platform was inevitable too. TVD fans might get disappointed but the removal is happening this month itself.
A deal was signed between CW and Netflix to keep the series on air till the completion of 5 years after their final season was added on the platform. The season finale was released on Netflix on March 18, 2017, and according to that, five years from then is March 18, 2022, the day The Vampire Diaries is bound to leave the streaming platform. Till then, multiple shows from CW have gone off-air from Netflix but The Vampire Diaries is sure to be the biggest one of them.
For those who don’t know what The Vampire Diaries is all about, here is the premise. Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder as the lead trio, the series chronicles the life of a teenage girl, Elena Gilbert who lives in Mystic Falls, a town with a hidden supernatural history of its own. Things go South when she loses her parents to a car accident and is left with her younger brother Jeremy and Aunt Jenna and comes Stefan Salvatore, a 162 year old vampire and his supposedly evil big brother, Damon Salvatore.
As Elena and Stefan started coming closer, Damon creates havoc in order to bring back their former lover, Katherine Pierce (a lookalike of Elena Gilbert) who turned the brother to vampires. Things become complicated when Damon starts falling for Elena and Elena starts developing interest in the supernatural world. Together the three of them fights and save the town from all kinds of villains including Klaus Michaelson (an Original vampire), Katherine Pierce, and many others.
Multiple storylines come together including Elena’s best friends, Bonnie and Caroline; their mutual friends Matt and Tyler; Matt’s sister Vicky; Town Sheriff and Caroline’s mother, Elizabeth; and their history teacher and vampire hunter, Alaric Saltzman. The town is headed by the bench called “The Founder’s council”, who are descendants of the founding families of the town who were responsible for the protection of the town from supernatural beings like vampires, werewolves, hybrids, witches and ghosts. The story takes the viewers on a roller coaster ride of emotions and shows different aspects of friendships, love, trust, betrayal, faith, and grief.
Where will The Vampire Diaries stream after Netflix?
Now the important question is where to stream TVD when its leaving Netflix?
When the series is being withdrawn from Netflix, it is most certainly moving to HBO MAX as Warner Bros are the official distributer of The Vampire Diaries and WarnerMedia owns HBO MAX. Undoubtedly, there would be a bidding war for the its streaming rights but it is highly unlikely for Warner Bros to give it to anyone else when they already have their own streaming platform.