Will the witches wear pointy hats, have crooked noses and have warts or will they look just like me and you… the average but beautiful Jo?
I talked to Ben Hayes, the writers’ assistant, about this one, because he was in the room when the writers were deciding how to characterize the witches. He said that it was inspired by the characters in the fourth book by Charlaine Harris, but that in bringing Marnie to life, they were trying to create a character that seems real, but slightly “off.” The witches in Season 4 all follow that approach and are a range of personalities and looks.
Ben also shared that “as far as the magic goes, there was a good deal of discussion in how to depict it in a visual medium. The writers wanted the magic to suit the stories and nature of the show, but also to meet the needs and opportunities of production. Several different traditions were researched and discussed in order to come up with a unique take on witches, witchcraft and magic in the world of ‘True Blood.’”
FEARnet recently had the opportunity to interview Being Human‘s Sam Huntington.
In the interview, he talked a little about the possibilities of a werebaby, next season, as well as the fact that Josh had scratched Nora and what that could mean.
Here it is:
The assumption is that Nora lost the fetus in the season one finale, but it was never said outright. Is it possible we could see a werebaby next season?
It’s funny you mention that, because I just saw Adam Kane, one of our executives, the other day, and I had that discussion with him. There is a lot of back-and-forth online, with some people thinking she miscarried, and some people thinking she didn’t. It is left ambiguous. I don’t know where they are going, creatively, for season two. I suppose that door could be opened, but the theory was that she miscarried the baby. When I asked [executive producer] Jeremy Carver flat-out, does this mean she miscarries, he said, “Absolutely, yes. She lost the baby.”
Nora was scratched by Josh as he was turning. Could she now become a werewolf?
That is entirely possible, yes.
Who would win in a fight: your werewolf character on Being Human, or your zombie character in Dylan Dog?
I think it depends on whoever was most pissed off at that given time. Josh, when he is a werewolf, for sure, or the closer he gets to being a werewolf. Definitely.
How about Josh vs. Nicolas Cage?
Nicolas Cage could beat anyone up at the drop of a hat!
Kevin Williamson recently spoke with THR about the creative side of The Vampire Diaries.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
The Hollywood Reporter: Vampire Diaries runs through storylines very quickly. Are there any concerns about sustaining the pace?
Kevin Williamson: It’s hard to do. In terms of burning through story, no. This is one of those shows where the story just keeps coming. We’re already planning Season 3 and we already know what the big storyline is and the big thruline.
THR: What has been the biggest adjustment for Vampire Diaries since it began?
Williamson: One of the biggest changes is we’ve gone from a four-act structure to a six-act structure. It’s been one of my biggest challenges, trying to keep momentum in the story. We’re all about our twists and turns and to try to work all that through sometimes – with a teaser – a seven-act break, is a bit of a head-scratcher.
THR: Was there a storyline you weren’t 100 percent sold on in the beginning that ended up moving forward?
Williamson: I remember when we came up with the [Katherine arc]. I said we can only bring Katherine in once or twice. We had written the first episode and we were down on set watching Miss Nina [Dobrev] portray her in that little black outfit and slink her way to set. I said, “OK, we might need to rethink this.” We kept saying we’d see her in three or four episodes, and the next thing you know, Katherine took over. We recreated the storyline. She was always supposed to be the puppeteer and the mastermind off-camera, and we brought it on-camera. It gave us another true villain and for Damon another adversary.
THR: What were conversations like casting a pivotal character like Klaus?
Williamson: I wanted someone who felt European, who felt old world. Clearly, I went to the accents. [Laughs] Joseph Morgan came in and he nailed it. He had the sense of humor that I wanted Klaus to have. The way we always described [the character] is, “Klaus can out-Damon Damon.” We teased this season between Damon and Klaus, but there’s so much material, it’s an open minefield next year between Damon, Stefan and Klaus. The originals, here they come.
An open minefield next year … hmm?
Does it sound to you like Klaus might not be going anywhere, anytime soon?
If you’d like to read the entire interview visit THR.
It’s been a few weeks since the finale of the 3rd Season of BBC’s Being Human and we Mitchell fans have come to terms with the demise of our favorite TV Vampire. Yet, the sheer idea of not seeing Aidan Turner on a weekly basis has made many fans turn into die hard Hobbit fans.
Aidan Turner is not playing a Hobbit, but playing Kili, a dwarf in Peter Jackson’s movie adaptation of The Hobbit.
Tumblr sites dedicated to Aidan Turner and Tweeties that follow Being Human have dedicated a lot of time to posting pictures and videos of Aidan Turner as he works on the Hobbit.
It has made a Mitchell-less life all the more bearable.
The May 5th episode of The Vampire Diaries, “The Sun Also Rises,” has Elena trying to prepare for whatever Klaus has planned for her and Tyler faces his second transformation. Finally, Damon admits the truth to Stefan about a terrible new development that they must face.
It’s like they want the fans of the show to keel over from all the insanity.
We are barreling towards the end of the second season of The Vampire Diaries and looking back at the season so far I have to admit that the writers have made this sophomore season quite memorable and I think even better than the first.
Case in point, tonight’s episode “Klaus.” Now, since we found out that Elena was a doppelgänger we knew that something big was going to happen to Elena… Something that would be life altering. So, we’ve been lead down this path filled with twists, turns and obstacles that have all lead to one person… Klaus. This Tony Soprano-like Vampire who has had his eyes set on the elusive doppelgänger that would enable him to break the mysterious Sun and Moon curse.
Well, tonight we found out that it was a lie.
Well, not a total lie. There is no such thing as a Sun and Moon curse. That’s right, it was all made up by Klaus so that he could find what he needed to break the real curse… The curse that has not allowed him to tap into a special part of him… The werewolf part of him. Yes, yes… Straight from the Underworld play book… We find out that his Mom had an affair with a Were. Also, if he breaks this curse it will enable him to create a new breed of Supe… A race of were/vampires.
Oh! Wait, I forgot to mention that Klaus is also Elijah’s half-brother.
Through a series of flashbacks, we get to see that history did indeed repeat itself. Back in the day, Katerina was the object of desire between two brothers. No, it was not Stefan and Damon, it was Elijah and Klaus. Also, Katerina was a doppelgänger herself (which makes me wonder of the original maiden who placed this curse on Klaus) and was just an innocent maiden who was going to be used a devious plot.
I just shook my head as I tried not to tweet “OMG!” through the whole episode.
By the way, how do you kill a Vampire/Were? Well, it can only be done by a powerful witch, unfortunately.
Yet, there is a way to save Elena (and Bonnie) and the only person who knows how to is Elijah, who was brought back to life by Elena.
I have to admit that out of all the Vampires in the show, he is the only one I’m rooting for.
Now, one of the most interesting bits of the episode was the moment that Aunt Jenna realized that the life she led for the last couple of years was basically a carefully orchestrated act to keep her in the dark about what was really going on in Mystic Falls. She acted like anyone would and I sympathized… Even though tweeters, like Keith, were in shock that she just found out.
By the end of the episode, I was left wanting more. Especially after we got to see the modern day Klaus.
Yes, it was a lot to take in and think about. But, don’t think about it too much because you never know where Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson will take these much-loved characters.
Up next, In “The Last Day”, Stefan and Damon come to blows as they each try to do what they think will ensure Elena’s safety on the day the sacrifice is supposed to take place. In the promos we see that someone will die in the episode also. But, we will also get to see Tyler once again.
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