The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

2009 American supernatural teen drama television series
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The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural teen drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009, and concluded on March 10, 2017, having aired 171 episodes over eight seasons.

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United States
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English
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No. of seasons
8
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Executive producer
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Julie Plec
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Cinematography
  • Michael Karasick
  • Darren Genet
  • John Smith
  • Datan Hopson
  • Rob C. Givens
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Running time
41–49 minutes
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Original release
September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10)
March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)
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Damon Salvatore: I DO believe in killing the messenger. Why? Because it sends a message.
  • Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) and Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) also dated in real life from 2010 to 2013.
  • Nina Dobrev (Elena), Paul Wesley (Stefan) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) are the only actors in the staff who get paid $40,000 per episode.
  • Book: The Salvatore brothers are from Italy and were born in the late 15th century. Tv Series: The brothers are from Mystic Falls and became vampires during the civil war.
  • In the pilot, Caroline tells Bonnie all that she found out about the "new kid" Stefan and concludes with "we're planning a June wedding." In season 8, Caroline is planning a June wedding for her and Stefan following his proposal in episode 2.
  • The pilot was shot in Vancouver but production of the series was moved to Georgia because of the state's tax credit incentives. Most of the filming takes place in the city of Covington.

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