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.Now there is a spin-off called The Originals, that goes into depth about the original vampire family from The Vampire Diaries.Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate." (That sounds like a nightmare, because you need your phone for everyday life -- how are you gonna eat? ) To be fair, Ian Somerhalder's already broken their "month of silence" rule, like, five times, by our count.This makes number six, but we'll totally let it slide: Ian Somerhalder took to Instagram and, alongside a photo of Nikki Reed's cover, basically poured his heart out.
"You are briefly napping on the other side of the room after being an amazing mom all night so you'll read this when you wake..." So clearly he used the opportunity to sneak off to Instagram and look through their photos. "Seeing these images reminds me of those amazing 9 months that you sacrificed your whole being to grow our little one." That's such an important statement. "The kindness, the beauty, and organic nature of these photos makes me so very proud." Basically, his wife is hot and he wants to make sure that everybody knows.Well, not two weeks in, and Ian's already breaking the rule -- to write a very, very sweet tribute to his wife.In case you've forgotten, since Ian and Nikki announced it before she even gave birth, they were planning on bonding with their baby, exclusively. After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence.The brothers' history and the town's mythology are revealed through flashbacks as the series goes on.Additional storylines revolve around the other inhabitants of the town, most notably Elena's younger brother Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R.