The Vampire Diaries Spoilers: Who Will Survive the Series?

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The Vampire Diaries will go off the air on March 10, 2017. 

That much was confirmed yesterday when The CW revealed its midseason 2017 schedule.

Yes, you guys, after eight seasons of back and forth relationship drama, The Vampire Diaries is really ending. 

Damon and Stefan Team Up - The Vampire Diaries

It's currently unclear what will happen to The Originals. That show will return one week after The Vampire Diaries ends. 

Julie Plec previously teased at Comic-Con that she would like to send some of the characters from Mystic Falls to the New Orleans set spin-off. 

The first actor to appear after the conclusion of The Vampire Diaries will be Matt Davis

Matt has played Alaric since the first season of The CW hit. It sounds like his appearance will be as a guest, but there will probably be room for more appearances down the line. 

Matt Davis Promo Image - The Vampire Diaries

Details are sketchy about why he's actually in New Orleans, but we're hearing that it involves giving a mysterious artifact to Elijah. 

This also means that Alaric will be surviving The Vampire Diaries Season 8.

He's currently facing off against two sirens, who will apparently serve as the final villains for the show. 

Thus far, Alaric has been integral in getting close to the truth about these villains due to Bonnie's lack of magic.

It's great the series is trying to embrace not using magic to get the characters out of trouble.

Kat Graham Promo Image - The Vampire Diaries

For far too long, Bonnie was the person who always seemed to find loopholes and it was getting tiring. 

With the Original vampires basically in an alternate reality due to Freya's latest magic trick to try find a cure for her siblings, this casting news probably confirms they will all be back in the land of the living when the show returns. 

Hayley was off looking for a way to save them after everyone in New Orleans turned against them. 

Time to Train - The Originals

The Originals killed off a number of key cast members during The Originals Season 3, so the show should probably snap up Caroline Forbes for an arc. 

She would be great. 

As you probably know if you watch The Vampire Diaries online, Tyler Lockwood won't be staging a return to the spin-off. 

You can thank Damon for that one. 

What do you think of this casting news? 

Who else would you like to appear?

Sound off below!

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.


Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.