“They’re actually shooting scenes from the last three episodes at the moment, filling in all the gaps, everything they missed. And I can tell you… I mean, when I read the finale the main thing I wanted to know is, ‘Who’s going to get the cure?’ That’s what I was the most excited about – who on Earth is going to get the cure? And I can tell you it’s not what you think. I can tell you that it’s going to be… I think it’s going to be a surprise for everyone. It certainly took me unawares. There’s also some appearances in the coming episodes which people should get very excited about. There’s some characters that people should be excited to see.”
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Joseph Morgan recently spoke with Zap2It about the The Originals.
Here’s what he had to say:
On Klaus’s relationship with Elijah and Rebekah: “Things are definitely getting more complicated, but I don’t know if that’s an improvement or not. At the beginning of the episode, it feels like there’s a line. Klaus is on one end of it, Rebekah’s on the other, and Elijah is sort of in the middle, the great mediator — but also still kind of siding with Rebekah. He’s trying to bring things together in the family, but I think the most interesting thing about “The Originals” is that their dynamics are complicated. There’s certainly some hate for one another, there are things you think they’ll never forgive each other for, but there’s love as well. As an actor, I make a conscious decision that there’s love. When he says these terrible things to Rebekah — “You’re not my family, you’re not my sister, you’re nothing to me” — I think that I have to make him go to a place where he shuts off his emotion. He puts up a wall around how he feels for her, as opposed to not ever feeling for her. Those are the things which make it really interesting. I don’t know if the relationship is going to improve or not, but I know it’s going to have more layers.”
On Klaus’s relationship with Marcel: “There’s a history there, there’s a friendship there, but absolutely Klaus is envious of what Marcel has managed to achieve in his absence. Klaus is by far the more powerful being — he’s an Original vampire, and he’s a hybrid, all these things. Marcel is just a vampire, sired by Klaus. But what Marcel has that Klaus doesn’t is this army. He runs the town, he runs the vampires, he has the witches in the palm of his hand. They can’t do magic without his say-so. What he lacks in personal power, he makes up for in influence. Should things come to a head between the two of them, that’s where the challenge will be. Klaus is a one-man army, but Marcel actually has an army.”
On Klaroline’s future, now that Klaus has moved away from Mystic Falls: “It’s made reference to in the episode. Klaus makes reference to it and it’s acknowledged in the writing toward the end. It’s not like he’s in this new place and he’s like “Well, forget her!” I think the ideal thing for Klaus would be for her to come to New Orleans, and he’s still enamored with her. They’re not going to introduce a new love interest and immediately go, “Hey, he’s with this girl now!” They respect the fans enough to keep acknowledging Caroline and potentially work in some crossovers.”
On his hookup with Hayley: “I think that’s kind of a one-time thing. I think there’s going to be some resolve, some of the aftermath of their liason in the episode. We’ll see how they feel about it and how it’s affected them both. He’s not looking to rekindle that, and I think neither is she. I really loved that that happened between them, because it just goes to show the flawed nature of Klaus’ character. I think it was a very bold choice of Julie and the writers, because they absolutely knew the repercussions that it would have, the backlash from all the fans. The Klaus and Caroline fans hate that she’d done that, but he’s always been a flawed character. He’s in no way perfect. He’s made more mistakes in his lifetime than hundreds of people combined, so to show him make a mistake in that way — I mean, he’s a guy, to show him respond to his nature, his instinct — I think that’s a bold and right choice. I supported that.”
On whether Klaus will become a hero or remain a villain: “I think I’d go as far as to say anti-hero. He’s definitely not a hero. He does awful things in the pilot; he makes one of the most disgusting emotional choices we’ve ever seen him make. He’s not the villain of this piece. We’re rooting for him — I hope we’re rooting for him, or the show’s not going to work. That’s what attracted me to the show. I would’ve never thought that the guy who came in and slaughtered Aunt Jenna could have his own show and people would actually be hoping he’d succeed. I think as long as we keep showing the cracks, the glimpses of vulnerability, we’ll root for him. He’s an anti-hero. I think, if I stand for anything, it’s that if this goes to series, the eventual tale could be the tale of Klaus’s salvation.”
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Julie Plec was recently interviewed by EW, where she discussed the anticipated Vampire Diaries‘ spinoff, The Originals.
Here’s the interview:
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The idea of doing a spinoff has been around for a while. Why was the time right to pull the trigger?
JULIE PLEC: It’s actually something that we’ve been talking about for two years, that we contemplated trying to get off its feet last year, but there was just too much work to do in too little time. So that gave us an opportunity this year to spend a lot more time putting it together — seeing if, obviously, our actors had any interest whatsoever continuing the life of these characters [Laughs] and if there was a story to tell. It all came together in a way that we finally felt would not detract from our most important baby right now, The Vampire Diaries, and would give us a chance to expand the universe with characters that we’ve had another year to get to know.
What can you tease about the April 25 episode?
The idea is that a turn of events in Mystic Falls sends Klaus to New Orleans to solve a mystery. He gets word that some people are making a move against him that might concern him. So he heads to New Orleans to try to figure who’s plotting against him and what they’re up to. And in unfolding that mystery, it takes him back to a town that several hundred years ago, he was actually one of the original settlers of and helped build. He reacquaints himself with a vampire that he actually turned back in the day, Marcel, who has created a whole set of rules and a whole society for the supernatural community that he’s in charge of — sort of tipping his hat to Klaus and saying, “You taught me everything I know.” So Klaus’ protegé is now the big king of the supernatural community in New Orleans and Klaus is stepping back into that.
Have you cast Marcel?
No, we start casting, I think, in the next week or two.
How would you describe him?
He is the life of the party. He is diabolical, and dangerous, and he is a rock star. If anything, he’s that kind of hard-partying, hard-living vampire who knows how to enjoy the most out of life in the French Quarter.
And so if it were to go to series, New Orleans would remain the setting.
Yes. When I talked about it to the network and the studio, I said, “In its own way, the French Quarter, with its less than 3,000 inhabitants, is the ultimate small town.” So it’s still a small-town story, it’s just a town that we all know pretty well. We all have our own party fantasy that we’ve either lived or wanted to live in New Orleans.
Fans have been wondering what could keep Klaus occupied, and how Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) will get involved.
That is all part of the big mystery. I will say no one should assume anything about the way this is gonna play out, because with luck, it will be a nice surprise for everybody.
Would there be a role for Elijah (Daniel Gillies) in the spinoff, because there needs to be.
Oh, in the world of Julie Plec [Laughs] and her obsession with Daniel Gillies, there is always a role for Elijah. It’s only a matter of whether in Daniel Gillies’ world there is an interest in having a job with Julie Plec. But I can hope the answer is yes.
So you have talked to him about the possibility.
Yes. Absolutely. You’d have to ask him where he stands…. By the way, make sure it’s clear that I’m being ironic when I refer to myself in the first person. [Laughs]
What about Rebekah (Claire Holt)? She’s back in the picture this Thursday, when TVD returns with new episodes, but she and Klaus aren’t exactly happy with one other.
Right now, she’s really mad at him, and their relationship has several more mountains to climb in the next, even, five episodes, much less a future series. I think she’s another character that would be a tremendous asset to both shows. So it really all comes down to Rebekah’s future, and Claire’s future with Rebekah, and all that stuff that remains undetermined.
Would you have the title of showrunner on both shows?
I think. Truthfully, we haven’t talked about that other than that I would likely share that title with Caroline Dries on The Vampire Diaries and then be the showrunner on The Originals. The great thing about The Vampire Diaries is that Caroline has really come into her own over the three-plus years she’s been on the show and is a terrific leader, and an amazing writer, and knows the show inside and out. So I would still be there every step of the way, but she would be taking on a lot more responsibility than she already has. And Mike Narducci, who’s someone else who’s been very important on The Vampire Diaries, would come over to The Originals and take up the mantle there. So with luck, two brilliant people who’ve grown up in a Vampire Diaries universe can continue to be brilliant as we split it over two shows.
(The Hollywood Reporter) The Vampire Diaries may be getting its own spinoff based on the Originals.
Titled The Originals, the potential new CW series would be an offshoot revolving around the Original family led by Klaus (Joseph Morgan), which will be set up in a season four Vampire Diaries episode. Executive producer Julie Plec, who will write the episode, is shepherding the spinoff, with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo as executive producers.
In the Vampire Diaries episode slated to air April 25, Klaus returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former protege Marcel. The Secret Circle’s Phoebe Tonkin, who joined Vampire Diaries this season in a pivotal recurring role, will also star.
The Originals, the first existing vampires in the world and first seen in season two, have become a major part of the Vampire Diaries, with Morgan proving to be a favorite.
For Plec, this marks her second project in development at The CW. The Vampire Diaries co-showrunner is developing a reboot of Tomorrow People with Arrow‘s Greg Berlanti, with whom she worked on Dawson’s Creek. Plec is also prepping her first foray into feature writing with YA book Tiger’s Curse set up at Paramount.
For the CW’s part, the project would mark a notable companion piece to potentially pair with the Kevin Williamson vehicle. Last year, the network struggled with witchy drama The Secret Circle, which was axed after one season. This season, the network has slotted freshman Beauty and the Beast, which hasn’t become a watercooler series the way Vampire Diaries is for the network.
The potential spinoff, should it go to series, would become the latest Alloy Entertainment entry at the network after WBTV Group acquired the former Gossip Girl producer in June. The potential Vampire Diaries spinoff becomes the latest back-door pilot this season. CBS is also prepping a spinoff of NCIS: LA.
Joseph Morgan stated the following in an interview with TV Guide
“In the episodes to come after break, there’s a certain amount of him sitting with his feet up, looking at the carnage as it unfolds before him. He’s pulling the puppet strings and then letting them go to see what happens.”
Yet, with the knowledge that Klaus’ sister (Rebekah) and brother (Kol) are coming back and pissed off beyond belief at Klaus, it seems that Klaus will indeed hit a rough patch. Will this end in his desmise? Only time will tell…