On April 6, 2015, lead actress Nina Dobrev confirmed via Instagram that she and co-star Michael Trevino (who plays Tyler Lockwood) would be leaving the show after its sixth season.
Dobrev returned to record a voiceover for the seventh-season finale.
Additional storylines revolve around the other inhabitants of the town, most notably Elena's younger brother Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R.
The poor believe the rich are greedy and are sucking the blood of poor people,' he said.
Malawi is largely reliant on foreign aid, but some locals view the assistance with suspicion.'To villagers, the thinking is that no gift is for free... He has researched the vampire phenomenon and has warned that violence would 'resurface unless the government learns how to handle contemporary issues'.
Initially, Kevin Williamson had little interest in developing the series, finding the premise too similar to other vampire tales.
However, at the urging of Julie Plec, he began to read the novels and started to become intrigued by the story: "I began to realize that it was a story about a small town, about that town's underbelly and about what lurks under the surface." The pilot episode was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, but the rest of the episodes have been filmed in Covington, Georgia (which doubles as the show's fictional small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia) and various other communities around Greater Atlanta The series was given a full 22-episode order on October 21, 2009, after strong ratings for the first half of the season.
One purported victim, Florence Kalunga, 27, says she was sleeping alongside her husband in their home when she saw a light 'like fire'.'I heard the door open.