The Vampire Diaries Season 9: Here's all you need to know about the star cast, release, trailer and more

The makers of The Vampire Diaries have renewed the show for its 9th season to be premiered in 2021.
The Vampire Diaries Season 9: Here's all you need to know about the star cast, release, trailer and more
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The Vampire Diaries concluded with eight hit seasons. The series initially aired on television from September 10, 2009 to March 10, 2017 with 171 episodes. The makers of the supernatural teen drama had announced that the eighth installment, comprising 16 episodes, will be the concluding season of the show. However, after The Vampire Diaries began streaming on Netflix, the show's popularity touched the sky, leaving the viewers demanding for season 9. Hence, the producers are planning the show's renewal.

Ian Somerhalder who is known for playing Damon Salvatore in the series has reportedly rejected reprising his character in season 9. Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley who have brought the characters Elena Gilbert and Stefan Salvatore to life have also declined to touch their iconic roles once again. The significant characters and the author have refused to return to the series and the new star cast is being decided by the makers. 

The makers of The Vampire Diaries have decided to renew the show with a set of fresh actors reprising the iconic roles. However, its filming will begin only after the Coronavirus situation fades away. The tentative release date for the 9th season of the supernatural drama is March 2021. Season 9 of The Vampire Diaries will be returning after 3 years ever since its last season was aired in 2017.

The show's renewal comes as a piece of good news for all The Vampire Diaries fans who are eagerly waiting to find out about the next development in the popular teen show!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

If new season is coming then there must be elena and elijah many people want to see them sharing some lovely moments and fell in love with each other when they look at each other that was kind of magical . Please make this one for all elijah and elena lovers

Anonymous 4 weeks ago

Cant wait. Awesome

Anonymous 1 month ago

when will season 9 start

Anonymous 1 month ago

i love vampire diaries my sister said that she is mad plz make stephen alive plz i will cry even now i like damon more lol my fav character is katarina and elena and damon and most of them lol plz make stephen alive I DONT WANT DAMON AND ELENA DEID PLZ DONT AT LEAST MAKE IT ROMATIC i love damon and elena plz plz i would appreciate it plz i will be happy and if u dont i will cry

Anonymous 2 months ago

if the original actors aren't in it im not watching it

Anonymous 2 months ago

I TOTALLY AGREEEE!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

But in season 8 Stefan died

Anonymous 4 months ago

VICTORIA JUSTICE AS STEFANIE SALVATORE!!!!!!

Anonymous 4 months ago

Season nine is not a good idea, because the original characters will not be in it. Please don´t renew the show with season nine with new casts because if you do the new casts will get alot of hate because they will be judged on how they act or they will be compared to the original casts. Im not hating on you renewing the show with season nine im just saying that you should not put them actors in that position to get hate comments and your show will not be a big hit without the original cast. The original cast was the entire show all together and this will be only one season to end it i believe so please just keep the seasons you have now and dont make a new one. The viewers are so drawn to the original actors that they will not want to watch this new season with all new and fresh actors. If you can please try to talk to the original actors again to change their minds if not we will understand but to keep your show a big hit leave it at eight seasons because this ninth one will not make it to the big hit list.

Anonymous 4 months ago

I Prob won't wach all of it bc I need the old cast not a new one and ya

Anonymous 6 months ago

I'm like really excited, but really sad that the old cast isn't coming back. I need Ian Somerhaulder in my life...

Anonymous 6 months ago

No but they will be different actors:(

Anonymous 6 months ago

Wait in season 9 the characters Damon, Stefan , and elena are not gonna be their?

Anonymous 8 months ago

I am obsessed with the vampire diaries however it does seem weird to take all the original cast members away and make new members. But wont be the same without Paul and IAN. can you not bring them back pls. Like everyone loves IAN and it wouldnt be vampire diaries without him and nina and paul etc. please if you do make a new one I hope its good.

Anonymous 8 months ago

If paul ian and nina ain't in it there no point on making a new season because it will be shit with out them there the only reason people watch tvd to be honest with you you need them back making it better ans happier maybe

Anonymous 8 months ago

you are so right!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Like I can't wait till S9 comes out I will still watch it but it won't be the same if ian,Paul and nina ain't in it.it must be some way. Can you try your best to bring them back PLEASE.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Hope this isn't fake news and it has to be some way to have ian and Paul back in S9 it just won't be the same.

Anonymous 9 months ago

As it is true that we all love The Vampire Diaries and want a new season of it to be telecast but not at the cost of cast. Ian, Nina and Paul are the building block of the series as other characters also have their respective significance but we are familiar with them. The viewers have a strong connection with cast, which have become even more stronger by now as each season came by. Now replacing the cast means that viewers will have to reconnect to the characters as each actor has different way of acting. If new season is going to be aired, the viewers would be looking up to the same cast. So please, think about it again and brighten the smile of viewers again with the new season of The Vampire Diaries, with the previous cast.

Anonymous 10 months ago

its going to be dum without ian and nina and paul and the rest of them

Anonymous 10 months ago

No Ian NO show he was TVD!

Anonymous 10 months ago

....????? Why? We already have Originals and Legacies. The Vampire Diaries world keeps continuing. Why would you bring back old characters without their original actors? It just doesn't make sense. 8 years was a good amount for these characters. By "renew" do you mean they're going to tell the story again? Are they going to base it more on the books this time? Is it going in happen in a universe separate from Legacies? I'm so confused, this doesn't make any sense.

Anonymous 10 months ago

How much I love TVD you can't just make a season 9 without The original actors it just doesn't seem right. I would rather if you don't make one than make one without Damon and Elena even Stefan

Anonymous 10 months ago

me

Anonymous 10 months ago

EXACTLY!!!! They are the most iconic roles that they did and ever will play and it is simply impossible for anyone in the world to be able to take their places as Elena Gilbert, Damon and Stefan Salavatore....who’s with me???

Anonymous 10 months ago

Same

Anonymous 10 months ago

Please come back original cast members.. your adoring fans would be so thankful

Anonymous 10 months ago

I'm a big fan of The Vampire Diaries but I'm telling ya TVD won't be TVD anymore without Ian,Nina,and Paul. I would love to see more seasons of Vampire Diaries but if having a new season means bringing new actors for the old characters and ruining the whole story, I don't want it at all! They can continue the show in season 9 by bringing new actor as Damon and Elena's child: "Stephanie" In general I think making a new season of TVD would destroy the story because it ended in season 8. but if they are about to have new season I strongly recommend: DO NOT BRING NEW ACTORS FOR PREVIOUS CHARACTERS!! I can assure you if they do that they will lose most of their fans.

Anonymous 10 months ago

If there going to put new characters don’t make season 9 when want the old one !!

Anonymous 10 months ago

Does caroline show's ther?

Anonymous 10 months ago

don’t make a new season if the main characters aren’t tryna be in it. nobody will watch it

Anonymous 10 months ago

Bring them back!!! The world needs them or don’t do it at all

Anonymous 10 months ago

i feel like you shouldnt make a season nine of vampire diaries if the salvatore brothers elana not in there because when I finished it I wanted to know what everybody thought of when Elana woke up and I wanted to know how stefan lived his life being dead and human please try your best to get those three back !

Anonymous 10 months ago

It won’t be the same thing without Ian, Nina, or Paul. Their the ones who made the show so popular why would anyone wanna watch VD without the main 3 characters!?

Anonymous 10 months ago

Really dont want to see it if there casing the characters not the same with out the other characters

Anonymous 10 months ago

Rather not do it again if the characters aren’t the same

Anonymous 10 months ago

This better not be fake

Anonymous 10 months ago

Vampires Diares is the best serie of the lite, pese add more seasonsss

Anonymous 10 months ago

They have it already. It's called Legacies.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Without the original characters it’s not The Vampire Diaries

Anonymous 10 months ago

I am a true fan but i think that Elena and Stephen should get back together that's what should happen on the show just a man is very bad news

Anonymous 10 months ago

Well Stefan died in season 8 sooo.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I love the show but i am not happy the there will be now people in it

Anonymous 10 months ago

If the originals actors decline it then don’t Persue it!

Anonymous 10 months ago

If the oringal 3 don't act as their characters... Then what's the point of making another season. Those three are the only ones that can play those parts bc they were the ones that make that character come to life!!!

Anonymous 10 months ago

Every show needs a chance u an Curious to see what goes on

Anonymous 10 months ago

No one can replace Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley as the iconic Salvatore brothers it is just not possible.HONESTLY we need them back ,we really do.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Horrible idea. It was horrible to see they made season 7 & 8. Will not be the same

Anonymous 10 months ago

the new season should be about the original casts children, showing their life without their parents anymore. that way they don’t replace the original actors.

Anonymous 10 months ago

They have that. It's called legacies.

Anonymous 10 months ago

That show is called legacies and it's on Netflix now if you don't have cable, but if you do it should also be on on-demand.

Anonymous 10 months ago

watch the show Legacies

Anonymous 10 months ago

I think the series will not have the same grace without the real actors, I don't like it

Anonymous 10 months ago

I’ll watch either way I just hope the original cast come back

Anonymous 10 months ago

Do not do this . You cannot replace the original cast it will not be the same. The show was perfect don’t ruin it !

Anonymous 10 months ago

If the original cast isn't going to do it then I say don't do it. I wouldn't want watch it with a new cast. Ian, Wesley, Nina, etc made those characters what they are. If you make without them then your wasting film.

Anonymous 10 months ago

The show is gonna lose popularity from this.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Don’t change the cast!!!! Have the same character

Anonymous 10 months ago

Stefan died on the 8th season. So I don’t think he is coming back anyway. The legacies are based off of the saltzman kids and hope.

Anonymous 10 months ago

If the original cast won't do it then leave it alone your gonna upset more fans by changing the cast after 8 seasons.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Keep the same characters or just leave the show how it is!

Anonymous 10 months ago

Leave the same characters in it!!!!!!

Anonymous 10 months ago

This would be disastrous. It is not going to be the same actors. Paul, Ian and Nina do not want to reprise their roles of Stefan, Damon and Elena so therefore making a season 9 of a show that ended over 3 years ago (4 years when they actually start this) would be the worst thing to ever happen. Don't get me wrong, I love this show as much as anyone but shows end. This show was about vampires and they had actors playing teenagers when they were actually in their late 20's/early 30's and there is only so much that they can do with make-up to still make them look like teenagers. I know that everyone wants this to happen but I actually hope that it doesn't happen.

Anonymous 10 months ago

WE NEED THE SAME CHARACTERS. Nina, Paul, and Ian were the heart of t all. Without them the popularity of TVD will shrink

Anonymous 10 months ago

They have to came back won't be the same

Anonymous 10 months ago

I wonder if damon and elana are still going to be together

Anonymous 10 months ago

I'm a true fan cant wait to see it.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I'm a true fan but if they keep elana Stefan and Damen but different actors are playing them it will not be the same not after 8 seasons

Anonymous 10 months ago

This is not a good idea. The show is over. Their stories are over. If we wanna see these characters again, they can be mentioned in Legacies.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I probably won't watch Season 9.... if it was the same actor i would. Sorry

Anonymous 10 months ago

IT WONT HAPPEN, Elena and Damon both DIED AT THE END!

Anonymous 10 months ago

That was in foresight smh. That doesn't mean they directly died right after the season was over smfh.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Of course, they became human and die. U dont see the end. Elena reunite with the family, Jeremy wasnt there, it means he still alive. And Damon reunite with his brother. U should see the final chapter duh

Anonymous 10 months ago

They didnt die, they became human and lived a normal life. Stephon died.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Are you kidding me. Without the original cast it won’t work. And with the way they ended things in TVD, it wouldn’t make any sense to have a season 9. That was the whole point of creating a whole new generation of kids in Legacies - which is STILL airing in “Mystic Falls”. How could they possibly make it work? Honestly, they should put that time and money to better use by fixing that horrible trash ending of Originals, season 5. Originals deserved a better ending - focus on that instead of messing with TVD.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Unless they make cameos

Anonymous 10 months ago

This is such a stupid idea. Nina, Paul and Ian were the heart of TVD. No one can replace them. If you want to change or add sth reboot the entire show but don't mix with a new cast. It won't work. We already had closure with the ending you gave us even though I wasn't satisfied with the ship cause Stefan was the better man. But even I accepted it. Adding a new cast would ruin it even more. Do you want to upset Delena fans as well?

Anonymous 10 months ago

Would love another season but only if the same actors are playing the same characters

Anonymous 10 months ago

I think it could make it with their kids, I really wanted to see if that happened. But you need to find someone that looks like one of them at least lol not just some random person

Anonymous 10 months ago

Maybe a spin off like the did with legacies, with their kids and cross over shows and maybe see if Ian and Nina would do guest star appearances

Anonymous 10 months ago

If it aint gon be da same charters aint no point in remakin it i would rather it be the same characters than it b a whole set of different people like u might as well leave it b ended on season 8 ......even doe i want season 9 & 10 and so on

Anonymous 10 months ago

they should bring back da same characters that were there before css its gon be so different than it was b4 ....like the whole point in asking for a new season is so we could see how Damon and Elena was going to live their lives human and to see caroline and her kids grow up.LIKE is STUPID nobody wants it to be the same names with different faces and then have to learn their faces all over again

Anonymous 10 months ago

Everyone only wanted a season 9 for the characters not to have the same show with new people. It’s not the same and it’s not okay!

Anonymous 10 months ago

Didn’t Stefan sacrifice himself tho. He’s dead. Plus Damon and elana are humans at the end. So how they gonna do a season nine? With there human kids?

Anonymous 10 months ago

only Elena is human

Anonymous 10 months ago

Can the originals PLEASE RETURN. KLAUSE AND ELIJAH THEY NOT DEAD THEY HAD TO FAKE THEIR DEATH AGAINST SOMEONE MORE POWERFUL THAN THEM. THE ORIGINAL OF THE ORIGINALS

Anonymous 10 months ago

Yes I’m with you. I felt cheated by the ending bc I didn’t see how they would really die. I mean they’re the all powerful originals

Anonymous 10 months ago

Exactly

Anonymous 10 months ago

What's the point if it's not the same actors??? Just stupid. Like if it were their kids maybe, but theres already Legacies so I really don't see why. No one wants the same characters with a different cast...and where they gonna stay, the house is a school

Anonymous 10 months ago

No one is gonna watch it with out the original cast, no point making a season 9 with out the original characters

Anonymous 10 months ago

This is garbage. Do NOT ruin the show by doing this.... the original actors are most of the reason people watch!!!! Unless you wanna do a season 9 that’s based in the future and it’s all their kids or something that would work for bringing in new actors. Other than that no seriously don’t.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Yeah they could make it with Damon and Elena's kid but isn't that basically just legacies...? Js...

Anonymous 10 months ago

right legacies aint all det

Anonymous 10 months ago

Legacies isn’t even that good bro, it ain’t nothin compared to originals or TVd so there was no point

Anonymous 10 months ago

The vampire diaries will be boring without the initial characters.......

Anonymous 10 months ago

I think if the vampire diaries should come back they should continue With their next generation not as them self like D n E kids Like what they become and stuff

Anonymous 10 months ago

No one would watch it! Why would anybody want a season 9 without the original cast? They made the show, and I know for a fact Kat Gram is done with her character Bonnie. This is so fake or just plain stupid without the original cast who we all fell in love not being on the show, you don’t have a show!

Anonymous 10 months ago

This is pointless. What storyline would even be told? Damon Elena and Stefan are all dead.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I fell in love with the original staff if they aren't returning don't replace them. Aren't there deleted scenes you can alter with them that would just have them watching over? Our entire family loves this show.. Please if the main characters read this come back just one more time please

Anonymous 10 months ago

They could do it as Elena and Damon being older people, so older actors play them but I don't know how it could work without the big three actors.

Anonymous 10 months ago

As much as I would love to see my favorite characters return if they aren't coming back just leave them at peace and move on with everyone else. I don't think replacing them is the answer I fell in love with show with those characters my children actually got me hooked and was so sad at the end of season nine. My boys actually cried... If they could just do one more season just clips like they are watching... There is no deleted scenes that could be made to work... I love the show and the original characters. But won't be as big of interest with new cast.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I love the star actors but if this is really happening then my mind is open for new and beautiful actresses and actors!

Anonymous 10 months ago

Is this real happening ..just saying

Anonymous 10 months ago

Fake news. Rubbish.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Samantha like dis movie

Anonymous 10 months ago

Samantha voster love dis movie

Anonymous 10 months ago

To be honest I think they would be wasting a lot of money making a season 9 of vampire diaries without the main characters that we have grown to love. I for one who is a fan of vampire diaries will not even consider watching season 9 unless they are in it.

Anonymous 10 months ago

It's true . They are like the soul of the series and without them it will be like making iron man without iron man...

Anonymous 10 months ago

Those became hit because of the characters of the actors and actresses. I dont know if what will happen if the 3 of them are not present on season 9. At least include nina dobrev.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Damon & Niklaus were my faves. Couldn't stand Elena. Need the original people. I'll give it a try tho

Anonymous 10 months ago

If they have Chris Wood as Kai ,Kat Graham as Bonnie , Candice King and the original Matt. I would watch it! There where unresolved storie lines that need coming to light.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I'm watching it

Anonymous 10 months ago

Samantha wact it 2

Anonymous 10 months ago

It won't make any sense for you to use new cast, so beta dont bring it out at all....

Anonymous 10 months ago

Why can't the old cast be shown on legacies? Especially Caroline and Bonnie and the little girl that is Damon and Elena's daughter

Anonymous 10 months ago

Replacing the original cast will not be the same.not even close. I will not watch season9 without the original cast. Bring them back!!!

Anonymous 10 months ago

I'm sorry but I am happy there bringing out a new season but it won't be the same without Ian or nina. The only way you could do it is if you skipped a few years and it's from the couples children so Caroline and stephan, damon and elena, bonnie and Enzo or whoever else can follow on that list. I might give it a go but it definitely won't be the same without original cast

Anonymous 10 months ago

The Vampire Diaries won't be The Vampire Diaries without the star cast .

Anonymous 10 months ago

Well I really wished the original cast would come back. If you get characters that favor the originals it might be ok. Such as Victoria Justice for Elena, Rob Lowe favors Damon but he’s older then Ian but maybe Matthew Dallas could play Damon has those same piercing green eyes, Stefan is dead maybe Matthew Morrison, Caroline would be Georgia Moffett, Bonnie Leigh Ann Pinnock, I would like Jessie McCartney to play as Matt or Zach Gilford would work as well for Matt. There is the main cast

Anonymous 10 months ago

Really!!! I love this show if they gonna renew the TVD please be the original cast!! its not gonna be the same anymore without them not interesting to watch. Please dont!!!

Anonymous 10 months ago

noooooooo! not without damon,elena,stefan.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I am a huge fan and I'm really looking forward to a s9 but with same cast.. It will not be the same otherwise

Anonymous 10 months ago

There’s no way this article is true. It would suck so bad.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I've been a huge fan since the start and this could be problematic for many reasons. The biggest being plot holes. I love rewatching tvd and I am starting legacies soon after finishing rewatching the originals. There is no way another actor could do Damon justice bad I understand why Ian wouldn't return.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I'm a huge fan of tvd and love rewatching it but they had a fantastic ending where Nina came back and all. Why ruin it with new actors. Originals was also amazing with a disappointing ending, however I get it. I haven't started watching legacies just yet but I'm very excited for it. So I don't see a need to revisit the old time line. They just risk f**king it up with plot holes and inconsistencies

Anonymous 10 months ago

I only care if Ian is in it as Damon. Which wouldn't work without Nina at least... Where is everyone getting Stephanie Salvatore from?

Anonymous 10 months ago

It's a shame the three main characters wont be back, dont slam it, they said that about star trek next generation, look what happened there. Cant wait to see it.

Anonymous 10 months ago

I won't be watching it. If Nicky Reed is the reason why Ian won't be reprising his role as Damon because he and Nina Dobrev were once romantically involved. Than she needs a reality check. I sure as hell don't want to watch the 9th season of a show with all new characters. I say leave it alone!!

Anonymous 10 months ago

Well Elena can be this girl was tv show victorious she look the same of Elena .. demon I have to find him and Stephan I have to find too I see a different celebrity look the same some other tv show . I think it will work you find people look like them .. I not fan a vampire diaries not much too much romantic. I like better the original it was more action

Anonymous 10 months ago

No I don't like the idea of that. You can't replace Ian, nina and Paul. And Victoria justice is stuck up I don't like her at all

Anonymous 10 months ago

It’s pointless to make a season 9 if the original cast members won’t be in it. Like having a new set of actors play the roles of Elena, Damon, and Stefan is honestly dumb. Ian, Nina, and Paul gave their character something special and no other person can do that.

Anonymous 10 months ago

there’s also no point in making a new season of the show legacies is going

Anonymous 10 months ago

It won’t be good with Damon aka Ian

Anonymous 10 months ago

This will destroy the vampire diaries legacy

Anonymous 10 months ago

Iam actually a huge fan of the vampire diaries series.. And i love all the cast.. It is very happy to hear that the vampire diaries season 9 is getting started.. But no one can replace the old starring of vampire diaries.. Because they lived in those characters as they were real.. But starting this season with new Artists is somewhat disappointing.. But, however starting new season with new actors has to be with a new story start up series.. Then it would be effective.. As we all know that.. It is vampire diaries.. It always entertains..however it is.. Whoever the actors they were...

Anonymous 10 months ago

How are we supposed to have the vampire diaries without Ian, Paul, and Nina?

Anonymous 10 months ago

Are the makers so stupid? what Vampire Diaries will they show without Stephan, Elena and Damon especially!

Anonymous 10 months ago

how stupid are the makers? what Vampire Diaries will they show without Stephan, Elena and Damon especially

Anonymous 10 months ago

Don't get new people please let Vampire Diaries R.I.P its the best series I ever watched. That's like bringing back Sons of Anarchy and trying to replace Jack's don't ruin a Classic like V.P.D.

Anonymous 10 months ago

Here's the thing watch V wars damon did great. Why not ask them all back for a 3 hour movie special just one. They would have to leave stephone off he died just flash backs.