Activate the Mystic Falls phone tree, guys! This rumor has been floating around for a while, but it has now been confirmed by a reliable source: Vulture reports that The Vampire Diaries Season 4 will debut on Netflix streaming this Thursday, October 3. (Yep, TVD Season 5 and The Originals premiere day.)
So if you’ve been holding off on purchasing the DVD/Blu Ray (Netflix doesn’t have the snazzy special features, though!), tell your family, tell your friends, and let the viewing parties begin.
Here’s some exciting news, especially for those of us who are still trying to get all our friends hooked on The Vampire Diaries: Netflix has entered into a four-year licensing deal with the CW. The wording is a little unclear, but we think this means that seasons one and two of The Vampire Diaries will be available for instant streaming in the U.S. starting THIS SATURDAY, October 15. Season three will be available on Netflix streaming in Fall 2012. This deal will give the show an awesome new level of exposure and availability for Netflix members who have streaming-only plans, and make it much easier for new fans to catch up and watch live next season. And if you’re trying to catch up on other CW shows, they’ll be available soon as well.
So clear your calendars and call all your skeptical friends – S1 & S2 marathon parties can start this weekend, and if you skip a couple days of work, everyone you know can be caught up before next Thursday.