The Vampire Diaries was anticipated to depart Netflix in the USA in March 2022 having been on the service since 2014 and coming to the top of The CW contract. With that stated, we’ve now acquired official affirmation from Netflix that the collection will stay on Netflix US for a bit longer.
Some of the fashionable reveals The CW has ever produced, The Vampire Diaries adapts the L. J. Smith books following two vampire brothers who return to their homeland of Mystic Falls, the place supernatural beings dwell among the many residents, and who’re obsessive about the identical woman.
As per The CW contract (which resulted in 2019) reveals within the US will keep on Netflix for 5 years following the ultimate season being added.
The ultimate season of The Vampire Diaries arrived on Netflix on March 18th, 2017. Meaning these 5 years are about to be up. The Vampire Diaries was subsequently anticipated to depart Netflix in the USA on March 18th, 2022.
When February 18th and nineteenth got here round, no elimination discover was current on the title. Quick ahead just a few days, Netflix didn’t embody the title in its PR elimination checklist.
We reached out to Netflix who confirmed that the collection is just not as a consequence of go away Netflix in March 2022 however famous that we should always regulate future listings for if and when it leaves.
Netflix didn’t increase as to why the present isn’t leaving as to when it was anticipated to however it’s out of the odd, particularly with Warner Brothers and Paramount (previously ViacomCBS) eager to reclaim their high licenses for their very own streaming platforms.
The eventual departure will see 171 episodes depart in whole representing roughly 128 hours value of content material leaving.
One state of affairs we have been eager to emphasize each time we’ve coated the elimination is that Netflix may renew the present (or the elimination prediction was fallacious). There may be precedent given Netflix had renewed the present within the UK with having left in November 2020 earlier than returning just a few months later.
It additionally seems to be like Netflix managed to resume the rights to the collection in Australia on the begin of 2022 too given all through December it was displaying a elimination discover however didn’t finally come to fruition (one thing that may’t be stated for the opposite areas that noticed it eliminated).
Long run, we nonetheless anticipate the present to finally be eliminated in favor of a brand new residence. Given the present’s availability internationally, you may nearly assure that the present will likely be headed completely to HBO Max. In Latin America and Europe, the present is already completely out there on HBO Max.
Will The Originals go away Netflix?
The Originals is anticipated to finally go away the service too as will one other spin-off Legacies. When that will likely be is totally blown open with this elimination date not being in stone.
The Originals, by our calculation, must be leaving Netflix in August 2023 whereas Legacies gained’t go away till 2027 on the absolute earliest as a result of it’s nonetheless ongoing.
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