This article is about the television series. September 10, 2009, and concluded on March 10, 2017, airing 171 episodes over eight seasons. Dobrev returned to record a voiceover for the seventh-season finale. Dating a vampire appeared as a guest star in season seven and returned for season 8.
July 23, 2016, announced that the eighth season, which would have 16 episodes, would be the show’s last. The final season began airing on October 21, 2016. New England in the late 19th century. Katherine Pierce, a vampire who looks exactly like Elena. Although Damon is initially the villain and harbors a grudge against his brother for forcing him to become a vampire, he later reconciles with Stefan and falls in love with Elena, creating a love triangle among the three. Both brothers protect Elena as they face various villains and threats to their town, including Katherine. The brothers’ history and the town’s mythology are revealed through flashbacks as the series goes on.
The town’s politics are orchestrated by descendants of the original founding families, all comprising a “Founders’ Council. The founding families of Mystic Falls includes the Salvatores, the Gilberts, the Fells, the Forbes, and the Lockwoods. Stefan, and later leaves him after leading everyone to believe he was her true love, for his brother, Damon Salvatore, creating a love triangle. This results in her being drawn into the supernatural world, with the show following her struggles in surviving supernatural events in the town. Katherine sporadically appeared in subsequent seasons and played a significant role in the fifth season.