The Vampire Diaries: The departure of actor Steven McQueen and his impact on the series

As each of The Vampire Diaries seasons progressed, some of its most recognizable cast members left the series. However, the departure of actor Steven McQueen was not his own decision, something that made fans upset.

The incredible popularity of The Vampire Diaries worldwide, led the television network The C.W. to create different spin-offs. Although the main show ended airing in 2017, some departures by cast members led to the series undergoing changes to the storytelling. As it happened with the actress of Elena Gilbert, Nina Dobrev. However, what happened to Steven McQueenleft everyone surprised.

The Vampire Diaries: What really happened to Steven McQueen after he left?

The actor Steven McQueen he was playing Jeremy Gilbert, who was the brother of the main character Elena Gilbert. After his death in the first season and in which Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) resurrected him, Jeremy developed the ability to see supernatural creatures trapped in the Other Side. Becoming a main character in the first six seasons of The Vampire Diaries.

Since then Jeremy Gilbert has been dating his sister’s best friend and who brought him back to life, Bonnie. Although their romance was very rocky, due to Jeremy becoming a member of The Brotherhood of Five. Which was a group of vampire hunters created by an ancestor of Qetsiyah (Janina Gavanka).

The mission of this group was to fulfill the wish of Qetsiyah, who sought to find Stefan Salvatore (paul wesley) and force him to take the cure so he could be killed and join her for eternity on the Other Side. However, after all the events that happened, Jeremy left Mystic Falls during season 6 under the pretext of attending art school, but his real intention was to continue hunting vampires.

Curiously, the decision that the actor Steven McQueen will abandon The Vampire Diarieswas by the same creator and producer julie plec. Who decided to take the character out of him as part of the plot they were preparing and in which his sister would be asleep for a long time. Although the showrunner assured that every year a member of the cast had to leave and unfortunately it was McQueen’s turn.

“Every year we review the pros and cons of taking or keeping a character, so that year it was Jeremy Gilbert’s turn.”

The Vampire Diaries: Steven McQueen’s departure caused the drama’s popularity to drop further

Nevertheless, Steven McQueen was invited back for the finale of The Vampire Diaries, where he only had a brief appearance. Where Jeremy is seen as a teacher at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted, while Caroline (Candice Accola) hands him a crossbow, and he proceeds to instruct the children he has. Apparently to turn them into hunters.

Undoubtedly, the departure of Steven McQueen of The Vampire Diariesled to the drama losing popularity, which it had already lost with the release of Nina Dobrev. Fortunately, the actor has also been invited to participate in the spin-offs of the same universe, appearing in the series The Originals and Legacies.

The Vampire Diaries: The departure of actor Steven McQueen and his impact on the series