March 25, 2023

Dangerous information for Netflix subscribers who maintain The Vampire Diaries enjoying on a loop.

The long-running supernatural drama, which initially aired on The CW from 2009 to 2017, is now not on the service. As of Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, all eight seasons (and 171 episodes) have migrated to HBO Max (enroll right here).

The Vampire Diaries first was added to Netflix in 2011, as a part of an output deal between Netflix and The CW that noticed full seasons of CW sequence made obtainable on Netflix eight days after their season finales. However in 2019, The CW’s mother or father corporations, then WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS, opted to not renew the deal and as an alternative save their unique sequence to bulk up their respective streaming companies, HBO Max and Paramount+.

Per What’s on Netflix, the phrases of the output deal required that every CW present licensed to Netflix stay unique to Netflix for 5 years after their last seasons have been added to the service — and The Vampire Diaries‘ transfer to HBO Max comes a bit of greater than 5 years after its 2017 sequence finale.

As of press time, TVD spinoffs The Originals (which ran for 5 seasons and resulted in 2018) and Legacies (which ran for 4 seasons and resulted in 2022) are nonetheless obtainable on Netflix. They’ll presumably make the transfer to HBO Max in 2023 and 2027, respectively.

Developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, and tailored from the L J. Smith guide sequence of the identical identify, The Vampire Diaries‘ forged consisted of Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Kat Graham, Candice King, Zach Roerig, Kayla Ewell, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Joseph Morgan and Michael Malarkey.

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