I have added 500+ 1080p screencaptures of The Vampire Diaries’ 8×08: “We Have History Together” to our photo archives;
The Vampire Diaries’ 8×09: “The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch” airs Friday, January 20th on The CW;
THE PAGEANT – Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) return to Mystic Falls at Sybil’s (guest star Nathalie Kelley) request as she is still in search of the historical artifact. Bonnie (Kat Graham) returns from Paris wearing a vile of Enzo’s (Michael Malarkey) blood making Caroline (Candice King), wonder if she will become a vampire. Stefan, Damon, Caroline, Bonnie and Enzo all attend the Miss Mystic Falls pageant where Sybil continues to taunt Damon with memories of Elena.
One key member of The Originals won’t return to New Orleans for a potential season 5.
Showrunner Michael Narducci, who was a veteran of The Vampire Diaries, has left the spin-off show for a two-year deal at ABC Studios, EW has confirmed. TVD and The Originals creator Julie Plec will serve as showrunner if a season 5 is greenlit by The CW, her publicist confirmed to EW
Since The Originals debuted in 2013, Narducci has executive-produced all 66 episodes and written 17. He produced TVD from 2011 to 2013 and wrote 10 episodes. Narducci has worked with ABC previously, inking a deal to develop and adapt Vertigo comic book Unfollow in November 2015.
As a midseason show, The Originals was not given a season 5 order, but it’s still a possibility. “Julie and I spoke ahead of time about this,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday. “The Originals has not yet premiered for the season. It’ll probably be a discussion in May. I’m a big Julie Plec fan. I’m hoping The Originals will continue. A lot of it will depend on performance.”
The Originals season 4 premieres on March 17 on The CW.
When The Vampire Diaries ends, will The Originals continue on past the flagship?
The Originals was not among the seven CW series that scored early renewals on Sunday, mostly because the show doesn’t launch its new season until March 17. But its future remains up in the air as TVD ends its run.
“Julie [Plec] and I spoke ahead of time about this,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday. “The Originals has not yet premiered for the season. It’ll probably be a discussion in May. I’m a big Julie Plec fan. I’m hoping The Originals will continue. A lot of it will depend on performance.”
For its upcoming season, The Originals will jump ahead five years, picking up at least two years ahead of The Vampire Diaries’ timeline. However, that doesn’t negate crossover before TVD goes off the air, as Matt Davis’ Alaric will make his way to New Orleans in the eighth episode of The Originals‘ new season.
The Originals returns Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
WWith nine episodes left in The Vampire Diaries‘ run, it’s time for the show to start building to its end. But with the introduction of hell in season 8, there’s the question of just how happy the series finale might be. Could the show ultimately end with the characters we love having to pay for their sins? After all, these are vampires we’re talking about. EW.com had a chat with Paul Wesley and Candice King about the show’s ending;
“I suppose it would be justice,” Paul Wesley says of the idea that everyone ends up in hell. “I wouldn’t be entirely like, ‘Oh my god, how could they do that to Stefan?’”
Candice King agrees: “As a logical thinking person, yes, that’s exactly what should probably happen. They’ve committed awful heinous supernatural crimes and they should probably pay for them. It’s a show where a lot of people get brutally murdered every week, so it’s definitely not that far off that it’s been coming to them for a while to pay for the crimes they’ve committed.”
And yet, neither Wesley nor King is a big fan of the idea that the show ends in actual hell. As a concept, they understand that their characters have done bad things, but there are other ways to incorporate that idea. “Whatever they do, I’ll respect, but I do think there needs to be some level of what goes around comes around,” Wesley says. “But this whole notion of showing hell and Stefan’s being tortured in some like lava layer is ridiculous.”
“It’s not fun to watch these characters go through that. I hope it’s a quick payment — they can just use Apple pay and get it done real fast,” King says with a laugh. “As a television viewer, I think it’s much more fun to live in the romanticized version where they’re just good people at heart, and there’s nice vampires and witches. I’d like a happy-ish ending for most of them.”
Oh no… It looks like there’s another painful death coming! TV Line shares;
When TVLine asked if Tyler was the last major character fans would have to say goodbye to before the series wraps on March 10, executive producer Julie Plec merely replied, “Nope.” When pressed for more information, she simply offered unpleasant adjectives like “painful” and “terrible.”
While death has always been woven into the CW drama’s fabric, can we really afford to lose any more characters from the pile of dwindling fan-favorites? (Depending on where Alaric’s upcoming crossover to The Originals falls timeline-wise, he could be one of the only safe bets to survive the series.)
Speaking of death, we can expect plenty of carnage from Stefan now that Cade’s newest man servant has flipped his humanity switch.
“Stefan’s never been good with temptation while in ripper mode,” Plec reminds us. “We know from past experience that Stefan has a threshold, and it’ll be Damon’s job to monitor his brother and make sure he stays on the good side of that threshold. If he crosses it, there’s a risk of losing him forever.”
It looks like Zach Roerig and Alexandra cross roads again! TV Line confirmed that Alexandra Chando (The Lying Game and As The World Turns, where she played Zach’s love interest Maddie) will be playing a doctor on The Vampire Diaries’ final season;
Alexandra Chando ought to fit in well on The Vampire Diaries, given her past experience with doppelgängers.
Chando, who played multiple roles on ABC Family’s short-lived thriller The Lying Game, will appear in The Vampire Diaries‘ midseason premiere (Jan. 13, 8/7c) as a young doctor named Tara. In the episode, directed by Ian Somerhalder, Tara’s morals will be tested by the Salvatore brothers as they continue to hunt for dark souls.
Here’s the complete description of the episode for your viewing pleasure:
Stefan and Damon attend an anger management support group looking for their next victim. Sybil is still alive and teaching a group of high school students who she’ll later use as leverage to get Caroline to locate a historical artifact that can be used against her. Meanwhile, Stefan and Damon continue their commitment to Cade as they test the morals of a young doctor, Tara.
I have added 500+ 1080p screencaptures of The Vampire Diaries’ 8×07: “The Next Time I Hurt Somebody, It Could Be You” to our photo archives;
With one season left in The Vampire Diaries’ run, we decided it was time to start collecting everyone’s final diary entries. Every week during the final season, EW is asking those involved with the show to look back on one of their favorite moments from the series. So grab your tissues and join us on this trip down a vampire-filled memory lane.
This week, David Anders remembers Uncle John….
I initially took the part because I was already friends with Ian Over-the-Shoulder-Smolderholder and the opportunity to go to Atlanta and play with my buddy sounded amazing to me. So I joined the show to play with my buddy Ian, but it turned out to be the best choice I’ve ever made as an actor because they all are my friends for life and will always be. I love them all. It was just an absolute pleasure to play vampires with them.
When I got the news that Uncle John was going to be Elena’s father, that was a bit of a shock to me seeing as how I’m only seven years older than sweet, sweet Nina [Dobrev]. They told me that news and they were like, “Whatever you do, do not tell Nina about this.” I didn’t. I was a good boy and when they finally did tell Nina that that was happening, I remember she called me at like four in the morning and somehow my phone was on and she was just like, “What the? You’re just like a spit older than me, how does that work?” And I was like, “Well, I play older, as has always been the case in my career, and you play younger, so I guess it’s going to work.” That was a fun thing to play with.
And actually, the stuff where John was being a dad to Elena, that was fun for me. It was interesting because I’d never been a father in anything I’d ever done before, though he wasn’t the ideal father by any stretch. But my whole career I’ve played villains, so that’s kind of easy for me to do, so the opportunity to play something a little different, a little lighter was a great treat for me. But even then I was still trying to kill her boyfriend.
It’s interesting because everybody hated my character until he killed himself. It was nice of them to give this much-hated character an honorable death. It was a bit unexpected. He was just finally coming into his own as a dad. He was owning his fatherhood.
I think when they offered me the role, they said it’s going to be an extensive arc. I did like 15 or 17 episodes over two seasons, which was fine by me. I remember Paul Sommers, our wonderful director of photography, was directing his first episode and he’s the one who killed me. So that process was filled with a lot of apologies. But a lot of people died that episode. It was an episode of death.
John served his purpose. I think it was time, though I was truly upset because it’s such a tight family and for the first time in my life I was acting with people who were like my same age. I wasn’t the young guy. It was like, “Hey we’re all peers here, man. Let’s all learn together!” I was sad to leave the show, but it was fun while it lasted.
I lobbied [showrunner] Julie [Plec] to bring him back. I was like, “You don’t have to pay me, just let me come back to Atlanta and play with everyone.” She’s like, “Uncle John didn’t have any supernatural powers.” I was like, “He had a ring that brought him back from the dead, that’s pretty supernatural!” She was like, “Yeah but that was just jewelry.” So I gave up on coming back to the show. What do we got, 10 episodes left? Alright, I’ve got 10 episodes to get John back in the fray.
—As told to Samantha Highfill
The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Here are the songs that played during last night’s The Vampire Diaries episode;
Elizeveth Spencer & Chorus “Silent Night”
Shout Section Big Band “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
The Craig Gilder Sextet feat. Tony Liberto “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
The Craig Gildner Sextet feat. Lena Seikaly “Jingle Bells”
Matthew Moore “12 Days Of Christmas”
The Craig Gilder Sextet feat. Tony Liberto & The Liberto Sisters “Deck The Halls”
Dinah Shore “The First Noel”
Jackie Gleason “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)”
The Trans Siberian Orchestra “Christmas Canon Rock”