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Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino and Paul Wesley originally auditioned to play Damon before landing their respective roles.
Nina Dobrev is six months younger than Steven R. McQueen while her character is two years older than his character.
All episodes in Season 6 are the names of 90s songs.
Claire Holt (Rebekah) was cast by Kevin Williamson after she had auditioned for a role in his other series The Secret Circle (2011).
Claire Holt (Rebekah) and Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) previously worked together on another fantasy series, H2O: Just Add Water (2006).
Alexandra Chando auditioned four times for the role of Elena Gilbert.
Ian Somerhalder auditioned 2 times for the role "Damon Salvatore" until he got it.
Torrey DeVitto (Meredith Fell) previously auditioned for the role of Elena Gilbert.
Nina Dobrev (Elena), Paul Wesley (Stephan) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) are the only actors in the staff who get payed $40000 per episode.
The pilot was shot in Vancouver but production of the series was moved tax credit incentives. Most of the filming takes place in Covington.
Stephen Amell (Brady) previously auditioned for the roles of Mason Lockwood and Elijah.
Damon Salvatore drives a 1969 Chevy Camaro convertible.
Ashley Tisdale was offered an audition but turned it down.
Neve Campbell was considered for the role of Isobel Flemming.
James Van Der Beek was considered for the role of Alaric Saltzman.
Phoebe Tonkin's first series appearing for the CW Network. Her second series for the CW was The Secret Circle (2011), also a supernatural teen drama, which immediately followed the The Vampire Diaries (2009) in the schedule line-up.
There is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries about The Original siblings that takes place in New Orleans.
David Gallagher (Ray Sutton) previously auditioned for the roles of Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore.
Michaela McManus (Jules) originally auditioned for the role of Rose.
Nina dobrev had played 4 characters in the show including: Elena, Katherine, Tatia, and Amara
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According to series producer/director Marcos Siega, The CW Television Network originally wanted to cast Ashlee Simpson in the role of Elena Gilbert.
Renewed for season 7 in December 2014. However, Nina Dobrev (Elena) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) did not sign contracts for the seventh season and will leave the show in the end of season 6.
Stefan drives a 1963 Porsche 356B Karmann Coupe.
Video/DVD includes Special Features:

Into Mystic Falls: Bringing Vampire Lore and the High School Experience from Page to Screen; When Vampires Don't Suck (2010): The Popularity of Vampires and the Fans Who Love Them; The Vampire Diaries: A New Breed of Vampires - Casting the Series; The Vampire Diaries: Vampires 101 - The Rules of the Vampire; Creators/Director Pilot Commentary; Unaired Scenes; The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth Webisodes; Second Bite: Gag Reel.
Joseph Morgan (Klaus) married Persia White (Abby). They met while on the set.
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Nina Dobrev, Paul Westley, and Ian Somerhalder are the only actors to appear in every episode.
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Spoilers 

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April Young just disappears from the show. It is never explained. She just left.
In and early episode of The Vampire Diaries Stefan said he wanted to be a doctor and later in season 5 when Caroline and Enzo track down Stefans doppelgänger It is shown his job is a paramedic.
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