The Vampire Diaries is set to leave Netflix in January 2022 in three regions, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland, and a few months later will leave Netflix in the United States. If The Vampire Diaries is one of those shows you have had on your list forever but haven’t gotten around to yet, now is the time. It is expected to leave the streaming service in the US on March 8th, 2022. If you have seen it, maybe now is the time to watch it again. It is a highly binge-able series – like most American supernatural teen dramas!
Based on the series of novels by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries is made up of eight seasons, 176 episodes of vampires, werewolves, witches, and angsty teen drama. The Salvatore brothers, Damon and Stefan, are the stars of the show alongside Elena Gilbert, played by Nina Dobrev. Damon and Stefan, played by Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, are the typical yin and yang characters that every teen drama needs, Damon being a bit on the naughty (actually, murderous, not gonna lie) side while Stefan tries to keep himself morally upright and decent. These vampire brothers return to their childhood home in Mystic Falls after centuries of moving from place to place, and that is where we start to follow them, jumping back in time every so often for a glimpse into their past and their origin stories.
Each season keeps viewers on their toes, with twists and turns that are impossible to see coming, and if you haven’t binged it yet, we recommend you make time. Afterward, you can watch the spin-offs, the four-season series The Originals, the also four-season series Legacies, miniseries The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth, and miniseries The Originals: The Awakening. You’ll be going down a rabbit hole of vampires and magic, but it’s worth it!