Description: After centuries of quarreling, Stefan and Damon Salvatore return to their original town of Mystic Fall Virginia. Stefan, the selfless, brave, guilt ridden brothers meets a high school girl named Elena Gilbert who he instantly falls in love with. While Damon the gorgeous, dangerous, and selfish vampire is after his brothers girl to pay him back for making him turn into a vampire in 1864.
Creators: Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson
Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
- Love sucks
- You remember your first kiss forever… and ever
- Hot Blooded.
- All episodes in season 8 are titled after quotes in the first season.
- Nina Dobrev (Elena), Paul Wesley (Stefan) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) are the only actors in the staff who get paid $40,000 per episode.
- Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino and Paul Wesley originally auditioned to play Damon before landing their respective roles.
- All episodes in Season 6 are the names of 90s songs. The exception being the episodes, “Bird In A Guilded Cage”, “I Never Could Love Like That”,”I’ll Wed You in the Golden Summer Time”,”I’m Thinking Of You All The While” were song titles from the year 1903.
- Nina Dobrev was born in Bulgaria and speaks Bulgarian. For this reason Katherine, who was German in the books, became Bulgarian in the series.
- Ian Somerhalder auditioned twice for the role “Damon Salvatore” until he got it.
- According to Julie Plec The Vampire Diaries’ end date depends on Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder Julie Plec: “I finally realized that my destiny on this show, creatively, is tied in to Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. And I mean that in a really good way. As long as those boys who I now consider my friends want to keep telling the story, then I won’t walk away from telling the story.”
- Nathaniel Buzolic (Kol Mikaelson) previously auditioned for the role of Stefan Salvatore.
- When playing the role of Katherine Pierce, Nina Dobrev wears a “curly hair wig.”