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The Sequence to Watch the Originals, the Legacies and the Vampire Diaries

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The cast of 'Vampire Diaries'

The cast of Vampire Diaries

The cast of Vampire Diaries

I love watching shows from across the globe, but American shows have been on the top as I've grown up watching them. So, I know exactly how you feel when you find a show that has a long episode list, and top that with seasons. One such show is 'The Vampire Diaries' with 171 episodes and 8 seasons.

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Well, this is not all you need to put on schedule as apart from the 8 seasons and 171 episodes, Vampire Diaries has a spin-off 'The Originals', and 'The Originals' have a spin-off 'The Legacies'. Now ain't that just awesome! Oh! Can't forget to add Vampire Diaries- A Darker Truth and The Originals- The Awakening, both are part of the franchise. And, watching all is a must if you are a real fan.

So first let's sort out the titles we have with us.

  1. The Vampire Diaries- A Darker Truth (webisodes).
  2. The Vampire Diaries.
  3. The Originals (The Vampire Diaries spin-off)
  4. The Originals- Awakening.
  5. The Legacies (The Originals spin-off)

Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth

Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth Poster

Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth Poster

The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth

A Darker Truth is a webisodes exclusively available on and follows Jason Harris (Matt Perello) as he investigates the murder of his sister, Joanne Harris. Jason follows Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) to Mystic Falls in Virginia. On investigating some videos he comes across some evidence of Stefan being a vampire. He also finds out Damon Salvatore (Stefan's brother) might be the murderer.

It premiered on August 25, 2009 till September 8, 2009 on

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural teen drama based on the popular book series by the same name written by L. J. Smith. The American series is developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.

Vampire Diaries Season 1 Official Trailer

No spoilers! The series is set up in a fictional town called Mystic Falls in Virginia. The town has been charged with supernatural history since the 18th century after migrants from New England settled in. The story revolves around Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), a girl who falls in love with Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), who's actually a 162-year-old vampire. Along the way Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) appears who plans to resurrect their past love vampire Katherine Pierce (played by Dobrev again) who looks like Elena.

The Originals Official Trailer Season 1

The Originals

The Originals is a supernatural fantasy series that was aired on The CW. It is the Vampire Diaries spin-off, and the first television series in the expansion list of the Vampire Diaries (parent series) franchise.

The pilot episode premiered on the CW on September 10, 2009, and the last episode aired on March 10, 2017 with a total of 171 episodes spanning eight seasons.

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The Originals revolves around the three Mikaelson siblings: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). The Mikaelson family is considered as "the Originals" cause they are said to be the first vampires to exist. The series is a mix of many important events like:

  • Klaus, son of a witch and werewolf, is on the quest to unleash his hybrid nature detailed in The Vampire Diaries.
  • Werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is pregnant with Klaus' child.
  • How the Originals keep Hayley safe from threats towards the unborn baby.
  • And, the war brewing between vampires, werewolves and witches.

It aired on October 3, 2013 to August 1, 2018 with a total of 92 episodes and 5 seasons.

The Originals: Awakening

The Originals: The Awakening is the only web series of the franchise, and has four episodes. The series ties in with the second season of The Originals.

The series explores Kol Mikaelson's history, and showcases the Mikaelson family back in 1914. Throughout the flashbacks you'll see him on a quest forming an alliance with the French Quarter witches to rival his brother, Niklaus Mikaelson.

The Legacies

The Legacies Season 1

The Legacies Season 1

The Legacies

Legacies is a fantasy drama television series that premiered on The CW. Legacies is a spin-off of The Originals and The Vampire Diaries is its predecessor. The series features characters from both the series.

Legacies follows Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) comprising her role as the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. The Legacies follows 17-year-old Hope in events that happened two years after The Originals, where she will attend The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, where Supernatural beings can live a free life and learn how to control their abilities. The first episode aired on October 25, 2018 and is on-going.


No doubt there's a lot to watch, but if you begin now you'll still be able to complete them. Though you can choose to see whichever first to your preference or you could watch them according to the list above. Rest, if you want to watch according to their original release, you can follow the list below:

  • Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth (webisode)
  • Vampire Diaries: Season 1
  • Vampire Diaries: Season 2
  • Vampire Diaries: Season 3
  • Vampire Diaries: Season 4
  • The Originals: Season 1 (Vampire Diaries spin-off)
  • Vampire Diaries: Season 5
  • The Originals: Season 2
  • The Originals: The Awakening (only web series)
  • Vampire Diaries: Season 6
  • The Originals: Season 3
  • Vampire Diaries: Season 7
  • Vampire Diaries: Season 8
  • The Originals: Season 4
  • The Originals: Season 5
  • The Legacies: Season 1 (The Originals spin-off)
  • The Legacies: Season 2
  • The Legacies: Season 3

Will update on latest happenings related to the franchise so, stay tuned!

Vampire Diaries Season 9 Poster

Vampire Diaries Season 9 Poster/

Vampire Diaries Season 9 Poster/

If Nina Dobrev reprises as Elena Gilbert, Paul Wesley as Stephan Salvatore, and Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, oh then will Season 9 reach the screens. Though the developer, Julie Plec, is quite interesting in a season spin-off. As always, season 8 had a glorious cliffhanger ending with exciting views and a marvelous demand for season 9. Though no official date is announced, and can hope to see in March.

The story will be updated as it gets revealed. So, keep reading to know the latest update on the Vampire Diaries franchise.

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Vampire Diaries Season 9

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