It sounds almost too good to be true? Well, most vampire dramas are getting a reboot, now with new streaming platforms in the fray. Will Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev come back for more action in The Vampire Diaries?
For eight seasons, viewers got to see Nina Dobrev play Elena and live the Twilight life alongside Ian Somerhalder’s Damon one of TV’s hottest couple. The Vampire Diaries hit screens in 2009 and already has two successful spin-offs in the run.
- The Vampire Diaries is still a fan favourite
- What do Damon and Elena think?
- Dobrev’s fall and return
The creators merged the supernatural and the human world together to produce a show that was as thrilling as it was delightful. The American fantasy drama kept viewers hooked on to the lives of Damon and Elena until it came to an end in 2017.
The huge popularity of the show might have made way for a season 9 of The Vampire Diaries and you can safely say, Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev are going to return.
The Vampire Diaries is still a fan favourite
Truth be told, The Vampire Diaries is hard not to like with the hot vampire romances, the gritty family drama (who knew even vampires couldn’t get it easy!), and the riveting plot. It’s pretty much like your daily family drama, but with better twists and gorgeous people.
The Vampire Diaries immediately hit it off with the audience and even after the show ended, people still obsess over it. It follows the life of Elena Gilbert, but not much in the same old girl-meets-boy-and-they-fall-in-love fashion. This time, it is the “human” girl who falls in love with the prettiest “vampire” boy. Like any other romantic drama, Elena and Damon have their vicissitudes, but the fantasy element of vampires is the X-factor in this show.
Three years after The Vampire Diaries reached closure, Damon and Elena will be back in season 9 to pick up from where they left off.
The possibility of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ getting renewed for season 9 has the fans excited. One fan wrote on “Reddit”, “I heard that it might happen because so many people have been streaming the series on Netflix… It might actually happen. They are also rebooting Buffy with an African American in the role of the slayer. They are a lot of shows being pitch for a redo, and the vampire diaries is one of them.”
What Damon and Elena think about their characters
The show ended on a quite satisfactory note. Damon and Elena finally found a fresh new start in their new life as humans. Damon is reunited with his brother and family. Damon and Elena have a child together at Mystic Falls. So far, so good! The fans, however, would not miss a chance to know what the two get up to in the afterlife. We might be in luck because word on the block is that the series is up for season 9.
Ian Somerhalder definitely thinks highly of Damon as a character and has been full of praises about it in the past. He told “TVLine”, “Getting to play Damon Salvatore [on The Vampire Diaries] was the coolest thing in the world. That was one of the best-written characters on television, and I mean that in all humility.
It wasn’t about my performance, it was what was on the page, and I just worked my ass off trying to bring that to life.” Nina Dobrev too feels a great connection with her character and had previously claimed “there’s a lot of Elena” in her.
Judging from the passion that both Somerhalder and Dobrev exhibit about their characters, the two must have been delighted to continue as Damon and Elena on season 9.
Dobrev’s fall and return
It came as a shock when Nina Dobrev discontinued her role as Elena after season 6 of the show, although she appeared for the finale. Apparently, Dobrev didn’t want to renew her contract and sought to explore other roles. She told “Harpers Bazaar”, “That was the plan from the get-go. If anything, the fact that [leaving] terrified me drove me even more. I needed to feel that fear of ‘Oh, my God, what if I never get a job again?’ That just made me want to work five times as hard to make sure that didn’t happen.”
It would be exciting to see Dobrev and Somerhalder resuming their roles when and if The Vampire Diaries comes back for season 9.
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