The Vampire Diaries starts filming its Season 5 July, 8th!
Executive Producer Julie Plec sat down with Hollywoodlife to talk about Damon and Elena’s future and more Season 5 related stuff;
1. Damon & Elena’s ‘New Relationship’
Now that Elena (Nina Dobrev) has officially chosen Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Julie said they’ll start a “new relationship” together, and we’ll get to see them “try to make it work.”
Of course, their relationship will be affected by the “villain in their midst they don’t know is a villain at the beginning.”
2. The ‘Mystery’ Of Stefan & Silas
Speaking of that unknown villain, Julie said fans will really enjoy Stefan’s doppelganger story line, which will allow Paul Wesley to flex his acting muscles as two completely different characters.
“[There will be] a pretty cool mythology that will carry on in terms of Silas, and the mystery of his past — 1,000 or 2,000 years ago,” she said.
3. There’s Still Hope For ‘Klaroline’
Despite two major obstacles standing in the way of Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Caroline (Candice Accola) getting together — not only are they on separate shows, but Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is also pregnant with Klaus’ baby — Julie said we shouldn’t consider ‘Klaroline’ to be a thing of the past:
Hayley is, by no means, the Cinderella in the Klaus love story. Hayley is a girl who’s pretty tough, fiery, independent … a survivor in her own right who got drunk, had sex and got knocked up. She’s going to have her own journey. She’s not really meant to be a threat to Klaus’ love life.
4. A ‘Freakin’ Pissed’ Human Katherine
Deciding to make Katherine the vampire who took the cure was no easy task for Julie and her writing team — but it’ll certainly be even less easy for Katherine, who will struggle to cope with suddenly being human again.
“We were just in the room the other day talking about the first time she catches a cold — just how freakin’ pissed she’s going to be about that,” Julie joked.
5. Jeremy Gilbert: Born Again
Fans were thrilled when Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) returned to the land of the living on the fourth season finale — but don’t expect his return to be a smooth one. Julie said there will be plenty of new obstacles as the hunter-turned-ghost-turned-human heads back to school.
“What the hell cover story is that going to be?” she said. “How’s he going to explain that? He had a memorial service! There were flyers!”
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This summer the cast of The Originals will be shooting a new pilot for the upcoming series. The CW Network has released a new preview. Click here to watch it on Youtube or watch the embed below
Ian Somerhalder has been working on a new film project ‘The Anomaly‘ which has gone into production. Flicks and Bits.com posted the following. Continue reading;
Screen Daily bring word that production is underway on the Noel Clarke’s ‘The Anomaly.’ The sci-fi action-thriller stars Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox, Clarke, Alexis Knapp and Luke Hemsworth, brother of Liam and Chris, in his first lead film role. Clarke, former BAFTA Rising Star-winner, was most recently seen in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ He previously directed ‘Adulthood’ and ’184.108.40.206.’
Simon Lewis’ ‘The Anomaly’ screenplay follows the travails of a traumatised ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy, to find that he only has only nine minutes and 37 seconds of consciousness to work out why and how he got there. Luke Hemsworth, who had a recurring role in the Australian series ‘Neighbours,’ recently co-starred in Australian thriller ‘The Reckoning’ and is due to appear in Luke Sparke’s First World War drama ‘The 34th Battalion.’
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Candice just shared the news on Twitter. A huge, huge, HUGE congratulations out to both Candice and her fianceé Aaron. Vampire Diaries Central wishes you both the best of luck and lots of love!
Question: What’s in store for Jeremy next season on The Vampire Diaries, now that he’s back among the living? —Chloe
Ausiello: As EP Julie Plec notes, “Nobody knows the truth” about his resurrection — specifically, that Bonnie essentially sacrificed her life for his. As a result, “There’s going to be some explaining to do and it’s not necessarily going to make his return to his old life very easy.”
Question: Will Claire Holt (Rebekah) appear in any Vampire Diaries episodes next fall? Or is she going straight to The Originals? —Justine
Ausiello: “We do have the ability to use Rebekah on either show in the beginning,” says Plec. ” We will see when we start writing how much of her we’ll see before she heads off to New Orleans.” One scenario has the new season of TVD picking up at the tail end of Rebekah and Matt’s European vacation. “When we get back, we might see [them] still on their trip,” shares Plec, adding, “When Matt gets back to Mystic Falls, his whole world will have changed. I can’t wait to see what comes out of that adventure and how he re-adapts to life at Mystic Grill.” (For more TVD Season 5 spoilers click here.)
Source: TV Line
Question: With so many Vampire Diaries peeps migrating to the Originals spin-off, what kind of new characters can we expect to populate the show next season? —Warren
Ausiello: Prepare for a rush of college kids! “We’re definitely going to be entering an entire new world at Whitmore College, so we’ll get to meet new friends and new enemies,” reveals exec producer Julie Plec. “There’ll be a lot of new people entering our universe that we’ll get to know well — and then also maybe some new romantic interests for some of our characters.”
Source: TV Line
Episode 20 of season 4 served as a backdoor pilot for The Originals, but it is confirmed that when the show premiers this fall, there will be a new episode. It’s getting an independent episode which will be shot this summer. Zap2it confirms;
“The Originals,” a spinoff of The CW’s hit series, “The Vampire Diaries,” technically premiered with a backdoor pilot episode during the past “TVD” season. But the show is now getting an independent premiere of its own — a new episode will be shot during the summer.
What will fans see in this new premiere?
Chronologically, the new “Originals” premiere will follow the backdoor pilot. That episode — and everything that happened in it — will still exist in the show’s universe. The purpose of the new premiere is instead to move the story forward and to introduce the characters and concepts to new viewers who may not have watched “The Vampire Diaries” in the past.
There will also be a new character, Davina. Played by Danielle Campbell, this character is a witch in New Orleans who gets tied up in Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) return to town. Davina was originally supposed to be in the backdoor pilot, but the part was cut during editing.
It’s important to note that this new premiere is not supposed to replace the already-aired pilot in any way. All of the big events — Klaus’ return to New Orleans, his conflict with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and the reveal that Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is pregnant with Klaus’ child — will remain part of the show’s chronology.
The new episode will just show us what happens next.