Believe it or not, August is almost over. There are only a few days left this month and with September – and the fall – approaching, that means the content available to stream on various platforms is about to mix again. Every month, new shows and movies arrive to stream while others leave and for fans of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries Universe, heading into September means saying goodbye to another fan-favorite series – this time, the series that started it all. The eight seasons of The Vampire Diaries are leaving Netflix on September 3.
The Vampire Diaries leaving Netflix comes just months after seasons one through four of its spinoff, The originals, left the platform on June 30. This means that whatever remains of The Vampire Diaries Universe on the streamer is the final season of The originals and the four seasons of Legacy.
The Vampire Diaries debuted on The CW on September 10, 2009 and ran for 171 episodes over eight seasons, airing its finale on March 10, 2017. The series, based on the book series of the same name written by LJ Smith, followed the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), a teenager who has just lost both her parents in a car accident when she falls in love with a 162-year-old vampire, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). Things get complicated when Stefan’s older brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder), returns with a plan to bring back their old love Katherine Pierce, a vampire who looks exactly like Elena. Damon eventually falls in love with Elena, creating a love triangle, and the two brothers attempt to protect her from various threats, including Katherine.
In addition to Dobrev, Wesley, and Somerhalder, the series also starred Steven R. McQueen as Elena Jeremy’s younger brother, Sara Canning as her aunt Jenna Sommers, Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett, and Candice King as the role of Caroline Forbes, two of her best friends, Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan, Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, Kayla Ewell as Vicki Donovan and Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman, history teacher and vampire hunter. Joseph Morgan joined the cast as Klaus Mikaelson in a recurring role in Season 2 with the spin-off, The originalsultimately following the story of Klaus and his family.
The originals was itself then followed by Legacy, with this series following Klaus’ teenage daughter, Hope Mikaelson, as she attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted following the death of her parents. This series, currently in its fourth season on The CW, was canceled earlier this month. Legacies creator Julie Plec took to social media after the announcement of the cancellation to explain that network president Mark Pedowitz had warned them that the series might not be renewed, which put them off. helped create an ending that would both function as a season. finale and a series finale. This series ended on June 16.
“One last thing about: Roswell and Legacy“, Plec wrote. “Mark Pedowitz and his team at The CW had the class and grace to warn the shows that they might not survive, even if The CW wanted them to. Because of this, the season finales of both shows were carefully designed to also function as series finales.”
The eight seasons of The Vampire Diaries will be leaving Netflix on September 3.