“We choose our own path, our own values and actions, they define who were are”– Stefan Salvatore!
During the lockdown, there seems to be nothing but time to binge-watch your favorite shows and movies. Netflix became the de facto platform to go-to for millions of subscribers worldwide because of its wide range of TV series, documentaries, and feature films without unnecessary commercials using an internet-connected device.
Fans of the Supernatural drama series titled “The Vampire Diaries” have also been binge-watching the show during recent months, but that is soon to change-here’s why.
‘Vampire Diaries’ — The Movie
The book, written by author LJ Smith, turned supernatural TV drama series about teenager Elena Gilbert from Mystic Falls, Virginia, (actress Nina Dobrev played the character) and her brother Jeremy (played by Steven R. McQueen).
Their parents died in a horrible car crash, making her brother orphans.
Unknown to her, Elena fell in love with a 162- year old vampire Stefan Salvatore (played by Paul Welsey).
Their budding relationship was not hitch-free as Stefan’s brother, with the smoldering hot look, Damon (Ian Somerhalder), came into the picture.
This resulted in an impossible love triangle where Elena had to choose between Stefan and the bad boy Damon.
No Longer Available On Netflix
The drama series garnered a vast and loyal fan base when the show was first launched in 2009, on “The CW” and came to an end in 2017 with eight seasons.
While this was the end of an era, luckily, the entire box set of the “Vampire Diaries” was added and made available in 2013, on the extensive Netflix streaming platform at the click of a button.
However, all eight series of the show have been taken down and will no longer be available for viewing on the Netflix platform due to some circumstances.
Why Vampire Diaries Exited Netflix
It’s quite sad that Netflix users will no longer have access to the series, but the reason for this is quite understandable.
To stream the famous “Vampire Diaries” on it’s a platform, Netflix requires a license. Unfortunately, the license to stream is expiring, and it is unclear if Netflix is willing to renew its streaming license, or if “The CW” does not want the platform to have access to the drama series anymore.
Possible speculation, however, is that “Warner Media,” which also owns “The CW,” wants to keep the popular show for its own streaming service on the HBO Max” now.
How Did Fans React To The News?
Predictably, fans of the series are not too happy with this development.
Many fans expressed their displeasure on social media.
One tweep said using Twitter: “Just found out Netflix is removing the Vampire Diaries next month.” Continuing, she further added that “I’ve seen it 4times now, what am I supposed to watch when I’m sad?”.
A second user expressed her hurt by tweeting: “The Vampire Diaries is leaving Netflix next month, and I swear that’s the worst to happen in 2020”.
A third user also added that Netflix made the year worse by tweeting: “Netflix did really look at 2020 and go, what could make this worse?, and decided the Vampire Diaries” could be removed.”
It’s not all gloomy and bad news, as you can still watch your favorite drama series on Netflix, as all episodes will be available until Sunday, November 1, 2020.
However, the series is not lost to viewership forever as it can still be viewed through Amazon Prime at the cost of £1.89 or £2.49 for HD viewing.