The Vampire Diaries was one of The CW’s most popular shows during its eight-season run but will The Vampire Diaries return for season 9?

The Vampire Diaries exploded onto the scene when it first started airing on The CW in 2009.

With an average of 3.6 million viewers for its first season, The Vampire Diaries became The CW’s most-watched show until Arrow eventually surpassed those figures.

In the years that followed, The Vampire Diaries continued for a total of eight seasons and earned a hugely dedicated following in the process.

In 2017, after eight seasons, The Vampire Diaries came to an end but rumours of a ninth season have always persisted, especially among the show’s fanbase.

But will there really be a season 9 of The Vampire Diaries?

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries first arrived on our screens in 2009 and continued for eight seasons, eventually leaving The CW in 2017.

The series originally followed the character of Elena Gilbert, an orphaned teen who falls in love with 162-year-old vampire Stefan and a whole host of supernatural events unravel.

While The Vampire Diaries may no longer be airing, the show has spawned a number of spin-off series including The Originals and Legacies.

On top of that, The Vampire Diaries is still attracting new fans thanks to it being available on streaming services such as Netflix.

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Will there be a season 9 of The Vampire Diaries?

  • It is unconfirmed whether or not The Vampire Diaries will return for season 9.

Ever since The Vampire Diaries ended in 2017, fans have continued to call for more episodes and a new wave of fans on Netflix will surely have given the show a boost in popularity.

As a result of the larger fanbase, rumours have begun to emerge online, touting the possibility of a ninth season of The Vampire Diaries.

However, season 9 of The Vampire Diaries has never been confirmed through any official channels and that remains the case as of the time of writing.

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Explore The Vampire season 9 rumours

The main article that suggests The Vampire Diaries is returning for season 9 – and where most of the rumours around season 9 have appeared to spring from – comes courtesy of the website ViralCocaine.com.

The article suggests that The Vampire Diaries has indeed been renewed for a ninth season and that main cast members including Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder have all turned down the chance to return.

As a result, the article claims that season 9 of The Vampire Diaries will arrive on our screens in 2021 with an all-new cast of actors.

However, that source in question may not be the most reliable as the site’s own ‘About Us‘ section reads:

“viralcocaine.com is a satirical news blog about everything hip hop, celebrities and urban folklore, because who wants to hear the truth when a lie is more entertaining.”

So, we’re sorry to disappoint fans of The Vampire Diaries but, for the time being at least, it doesn’t appear that the show is returning for season 9.

All eight seasons of The Vampire Diaries are currently available to stream on Netflix in both the US and the UK but reports suggest that The Vampire Diaries will be leaving UK Netflix on November 1st, 2020.

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