Netflix said: “Goodbye, Salvatores!” The streaming service removed The Vampire Diaries on Saturday, September 3, but Elena, Damon and Stefan have already found a new home.
Viewers who aren’t ready to say goodbye to Mystic Falls need not worry. The 171 episodes of The Vampire Diaries are streaming on Peacock and HBO Max. Both platforms added the CW series, which originally aired from 2009 to 2017, on Sunday, September 4. HBO Max subscription plans start at $9.99 per month. The show, based on the LJ Smith book series, is not part of the free tier on Peacock, and premium plans start at $4.99 per month.
Former showrunner Julie I’m leaving revealed that the addition of NBC Universal’s streaming service was unexpected. “I mean, just a surprise little announcement on a Sunday. #TVD is now also airing on @peacockTV,” she tweeted on Sunday.
The executive producer is working with Peacock on adapting another series of vampire books for television, Richelle Meadit is vampire academy. The new series premieres September 15 on Peacock.
Fans will have to review RST have Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder like Stefan and Damon Salvatore again. The initial series followed the brothers as they fell in love with Elena (Nina Dobrev), a modern doppelganger of the woman who turned them into bloodsuckers in 1864. Evidently, a love triangle ensued and kept fans enthralled with the story for eight seasons, spawning spin-offs The originals and Legacy (which remain on Netflix for now).
Despite the longevity of the fandom, the actors have exclusively narrated We Weekly in August that they have no interest in appearing in another spin-off.
“No…I’m a vampire,” Wesley, 40, said at a pre-US Open Kick Off event in New York hosted by Tennis Channel and Brother’s Bond Bourbon.
“Well, we would go… like, if we were to realize,” said Somerhalder, 43.
After eight seasons, the co-founders of Brother’s Bond Bourbon are turning to less fang-filled ventures – but that doesn’t mean quitting their RST family. While the actors share their liquor brand, Wesley is also working with Plec to develop a series based on the 2015 article. The confessions of a drug-addicted high school teacher and remains close to many cast and crew members.
“We don’t have a big group chat thread, but I’m still very close to Nina, I’m very close to Michael Malarkey – all of them! I mean I talk to all of them pretty regularly,” Wesley said. We. “We haven’t had a big meeting in a while. I just had dinner at [cocreator] Kevin Williamsonthe house with [cocreator] Julie Plec and Nina.”
He added: “We all travel a lot so we don’t have big parties or anything like that, but we’re all great and friendly.”