The 42-year-old actor — who played the hunky vampire Damon Salvatore on the supernatural television series — was discussing the rumors that had been circulating about a new season, which many fans on TikTok believed was coming in 2021. These rumors were unfounded, of course.
Ian Somerhalder has not heard anything about season nine of The Vampire Diaries, which he revealed on Andy Cohen‘s SiriusXM radio show on Feb. 3. Ian couldn’t even imagine what Damon and his character’s brother, Stefan Salvator (played by Paul Wesley), would be up to in a hypothetical Season 9.
This is because the vampire brothers end up taking a cure to turn back into humans. With that said, Ian Somerhalder thinks the show already had a satisfying run for the eight seasons it aired between 2009-2017.
About the show, he said it ran a great course and now it’s still living. That’s what’s so amazing. It’s still living, he said, referring to the show’s avid fan base now that all the seasons can be watched at any time on Netflix.
Fans aren’t the only ones missing The Vampire Diaries. Ian Somerhalder’s co-star Nina Dobrev, who played his on-screen love interest and the show’s lead Elena Gilbert (and also dated in real life1), reminisced on her time on set with a throwback selfie on Jan. 29.
“Is it weird to say that i miss being attacked on a regular basis? #tbt,” the 32-year-old actress jokingly wrote underneath a selfie of her face streaked with (fake) blood as she held a script.
While The Vampire Diaries doesn’t have any official plans for a revival, the fictional world the show takes place in still lives on.
The Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec made the spin-off series Legacies in 2018, which is still airing; in fact, the show’s musical episode comes out this Thursday, Feb. 4, which will pay homage to the original characters in The Vampire Diaries.
Source: Hollywood Life