The Vampire Diaries, which has been on Netflix since 2014, is set to end in March 2022 in the United States. We’re currently waiting for confirmation from Netflix on the removal. The Vampire Diaries is one of The CW’s most successful shows, adapting the L. J. Smith books about two vampire brothers who return to Mystic Falls, where supernatural beings live among the residents, and who are fascinated with the same girl.
According to The CW’s contract (which concluded in 2019), episodes in the United States will be available on Netflix for five years after the final season is added. On March 18th, 2017, Netflix released the final season of The Vampire Diaries. That indicates the five-year period is coming to an end.
That means The Vampire Diaries will leave Netflix on March 18th, 2022 in the United States. In total, 171 episodes will be removed from the show, equivalent to around 128 hours of programming. Between now and March 18th, you’ll need to set aside just over 5 days to rewatch the entire series.
When will we get confirmation that The Vampire Diaries is leaving Netflix?
Starting on February 17th or 18th, we expect the removal notice to appear on the title. That’s around 30 days before the title’s expiration date. Furthermore, Netflix publishes a list of program removals in which the show should be included. This list will not be released until the 15th or 16th of this month.
Where will The Vampire Diaries be available to watch next?
So, where does the show go next? Although the answer to that question has yet to be determined, considering the show’s international availability, you can nearly guarantee that it will be exclusive to HBO Max. The show is already available exclusively on HBO Max throughout Latin America and Europe.
Could The Vampire Diaries be renewed?
Netflix renewing the show is a possibility that can’t be ruled out. Given that Netflix had renewed the show in the UK after it had departed, there is precedent. It also looks that Netflix managed to renew the series’ rights in Australia at the start of 2022, since it was showing a removal notice throughout December but didn’t come to fruition (something that can’t be said for the other territories where it was removed).
The show will only be available on Netflix in India, the United Kingdom, and Australia once it leaves Netflix in the United States. The show will not be removed from Netflix UK anytime soon, according to Radio Times.
Will The Originals leave Netflix?
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Yes, The Originals, as well as another spin-off, Legacies, will leave the service at some point. According to our calculations, The Originals will depart Netflix in August 2023, while Legacies will not leave until 2027 at the earliest because it is still in production.