Monday, 21 July 2014

The Originals - Season 2 Scoop From Julie Plec & Michael Narducci

HAYLIJAH | Unfortunately, it sounds like Hayley and Elijah’s relationship will be taking a step back in Season 2. “Hayley and Klaus are the only two hybrids in existence now, so Elijah will inevitably wonder, ‘Is there a connection between my brother and Hayley that I could never surpass?’” Narducci explained. “There’s going to be some interesting friction. Ultimately, Elijah is going to have to decide, ‘Do I want to help this girl?’”
KLAUS: THE EARLY YEARS | Season 2, Narducci explained, is “all about confronting the sins of the past. We’re very much defined by our parents, but as we become adults, we begin to choose our own paths. … Klaus is very much a product of his abusive father, and very much a product of his mother.” In going deeper into Klaus’ moral origins, we’ll see “flashbacks to when he was a child,” as well as “right before he became a vampire.” All of this will “examine what his relationship was with his mother, and the sense of betrayal that he felt when she came back from the dead and judged him as an abomination.”
davina-season-2A WITCH’S CONFLICT | Davina’s agenda, Narducci explained, is going to unfold in an interesting way this fall: “She has Mikael under her control, and she wants Klaus to suffer — but she also loves Josh and Marcel, and she knows they’re connected to Klaus. She’s going to have to be smart about what she ultimately decides to do with Mikael.” As for which of Klaus and Elijah’s brothers Esther brought back with her, the EPs are remaining tight-lipped for now.
WHAT’S IN A NAME? | The explanation behind the season premiere’s title, “Rebirth,” is two-fold, according to Plec. Not only is it indicative of the episode’s theme — the loss of Klaus’ baby, the start of his new life, etc. — but it also has a special meaning for the show, itself. “Every title we use, we try to make it a song title from New Orleans or an artist from New Orleans,” Plec said. “Rebirth is one of the best brass bands in New Orleans, and they were in our pilot. We’ve been waiting to use that title for 22 episodes.”

Saturday, 19 July 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Season 6 Interview With Julie Plec 2

How long will it be before we find out where Damon and Bonnie have been and presumably when they'll be back?

The answer of what happened is part of the season-long mythology, but the mystery of where they are is going to be asked very quickly and answered soon enough to not be frustrating.
Can Elena really move on?

What happened to her is that in spite of losing her parents and her brother, her aunt, her friends again and again, she lost the person she singularly believed to be the man she was going to spend all of eternity with. I think there's a special form of grief that comes attached to that, which will be difficult to get past, but also the choices she makes at how to move on will be very interesting to watch.
Will she and Stefan lean on each other over their shared loss?

Well, speaking of coping mechanisms, each of them have a very specific method of how they're dealing with it and they find a strange appreciation of each other's methods even though they're not necessarily healthy. They connect over the fact that sometimes it takes extreme choices to move past something that has hurt you so deeply. So we will see their friendship able to be strong and healthy in spite of the way each of them individually are dealing with their loss.
Last season began with the start of college. Will Elena and Caroline try to resume normalcy in being a couple of college kids?

That's the goal. The problem is they didn't just lose their friends, they lost their town. They can't go home again, so college in its own way should be this haven for them where the friends can be together but not everyone wants it to be that easy and not everyone is that willing and ready  to settle in and say, "OK, let's move on." So we'll be wanting to see our friends find a way back to each other and move past the trouble they brought upon themselves and get back to their home. And in the meantime, it's going to be what each of them is doing to make that happen.
How does Caroline handle everything?

Caroline is probably someone who will surprise you. She's taken this loss --  in a weird way almost the hardest -- so she's going to have to bounce back in her Caroline way. Who she bounces back with and how she does it and how she's living her life is revealed in the first episode. Her journey is where are all her friends and if only she could figure out a way to bring them all back together, get the magic back to Mystic Falls, find a way to bring Damon and Bonnie home than life would be perfect. But it's harder than she thought.
With Alaric back, how does he fit in or is it hard for him to find his place?

Alaric is struggling a little bit. He was turned into a breed of original vampire and then set on a killing mission and then he died, so after being a weird vampire and a ghost for all this time he's assimilating into his life as this creature he never wanted to be. But he's still trying to be the human that he was and it's not easy for him. There might be some help and assistance that comes in the form of a woman he'll meet, and he and Elena are closer than ever, which is great because she has somebody in her life she can really rely on and they can share their grief together.  
This week, you cast a bunch of new characters. Who are you most excited about?

I'm particularly fond of the Kai character, played by Chris Wood, and Jo, played by Jodi Lyn O'Keefe. I've been a fan of Jody Lyn since H20 back in the day. Chris Wood is this exciting new guy, not new to everyone, but new to me, and he bowled me over. The characters are so powerful, each of them, and I'm really excited to see what we can do with them.


The Vampire Diaries - Season 6 Interview With Julie Plec

I have to ask: Is there a chance Damon and Bonnie will like where they are? Is it almost heaven-like?
Ooh, well… I can tell you this: Where they are is part of the mystery of the beginning of the season. It’s not torturous, but it’s by no means a roller coaster ride of fun. If nothing else, it’s a bit of an existential experience. [Laughs]
vampire-diaries-season-6-spoilers-bonniedamonHow aware of their new surroundings will they be?
They’ll be aware that they’re no longer where they thought they were — but they’re also not dead, per se. They’ll be asking a lot of questions, along with the audience, including: What’s going on? Where the hell are we? And how do we get home?
There’s a crazy internet rumor out there that suggests Elena will want to reunite with Damon so badly, she’ll consider dying to join him. Is there any truth to that?
I’ll just say that I think it’d be super sad for a young woman in her vibrant, early years to take her life and die on the sword for the love of a man. As much as I am a romantic and believe in true love, I also believe in therapy and trying to pull yourself together and getting on with your life.
Is she pulling herself together? What can you say about Elena’s mental state in Season 6?
She’s trying, and I won’t necessarily say she’s succeeding. She’s got some complicated coping mechanisms that are making her be things and do things and act in ways that we wouldn’t normally expect from her.
Vampire Diaries Season 5 SpoilersAnd how is Stefan coping with the apparent loss of his brother?
Stefan has made some very big choices about how he wants to live his life in the wake of his brother’s death. That’s part of the first round of reveals of where our characters are. Is he off on the top of a mountain talking to a shaman? Is he trying to get answers from a witch about how to fix everything? Is he back to being a ripper? Is he drowning his sorrows at the bottom of a bottle? We’ll see…

Friday, 18 July 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Chris Wood Cast

Chris Wood will play Kai, a charmingly unstable newcomer with the unsettling ability to seem normal as the situation demands. He can be both playful and obsessive with a mix of adolescent angst. Sounds like he'll fit right in! He will first appear in 6x03.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Marco James Cast

Marco James has been cast in a recurring role as Liam, an attractive and smart upperclassman at Whitmore College.
Described as cocky yet good-natured, he's a med student who comes from a family of doctors. James will make his first appearance on the Season 6 season premiere.


The Vampire Diaries - Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Cast

Jodi Lyn O’Keefe has been cast as new character Jo, “a tough and accomplished doctor at the university hospital. She demands excellence from her students and has learned the hard way that there’s no room for error in her profession.”
 O’Keefe first appears in the season six premiere. There’s no word yet on how long she’ll stick around.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Emily C Chang Cast

The Vampire Diaries is adding a new character who may not be who she seems.
The CW drama will be introducing the recurring character of Ivy, described as sweet and sincere. 
Not much is known about Ivy, only that she's "the quintessential girl next door with an unexpected wild side"
 but knowing Vampire Diaries, the tide will turn sooner rather than later. She will first appear in the sixth-season premiere.


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Colin Ferguson Cast

There’s a new man coming to Mystic Falls.
Colin Ferguson is joining the sixth season of the CW’s The Vampire DiariesEW has confirmed. The Eureka star will play Tripp, head of a community militia “who will do anything to protect his town.”
Ferguson himself coyly hinted about the news on Twitter:
Hmmm.... Seem to have 'tripped' my way into a new role... Mystic Falls, hunh? This is gonna be fun :)
Executive producer Julie Plec also teased the role by saying:
For those of you who are sneaky/savvy and see the casting sides, the role was formerly called MITCH.
 Plec added that Tripp will give Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) “a run for her money” when he makes his debut in the sixth season premiere.

The Originals - To Be Made Into Book Series

Harlequin has signed a six-figure three-book deal with Josh Bank and Hayley Wagreich at Alloy Entertainment (NA) to pen a series of books based on the CW vampire television show The Originals. Margo Lipschultz will edit the books.
The books will consist of entirely new stories about the Original vampire characters, a family of New Orleans vampires that pledged to remain together a thousand years ago.
The books will be published under the Harlequin HQN imprint and are scheduled to hit bookstores in February 2015, April 2015 and June 2015.  The timing comes along with the conclusion of the second season of the show.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Casting News - 13th July 2014

Gabrielle Walsh has been cast for a new and possibly recurring role in The Vampire Diaries. Walsh will play a girl called Sarah. She comes to Mystic Falls with spunk, street smarts and a shady agenda. Her character will be introduced in the season 6 premiere on 2nd October.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Spoiler From TV Line - 8th July 2014

Anything about The Vampire Diaries Season 6?

Devastated over the (apparent) loss of his brother, look for Stefan to turn to a surprising source for comfort.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Spoiler From TV Line - 24th June 2014

Got any Vampire Diaries scoop?

Do I ever, Lakshana. I know fans have been concerned about Kat Graham not returning to the show next season, following Bonnie’s trip into oblivion with Damon, but the series vet assures us we have nothing to worry about. “She is [back next season], but I don’t know in what form or for how long,” Graham teases, adding that she was “just as shocked as the next person” when she first heard about the ending. “I’ve been on the show for five years, and I cried when I watched the finale.”

CW Premiere Dates

The CW have announced their Fall premiere dates.

The Vampire Diaries will remain on Thursdays at 8pm and The Originals will move to a new night of Mondays.

Both shows return in October. The Vampire Diaries season 6 premieres on Thursday 2nd October and The Originals season 2 premieres on Monday 6th October.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Spoiler From TV Guide - 3rd June 2014

Any Caroline-Stefan scoop to hold me over until The Vampire Diaries returns?

Well, Paul Wesley certainly didn't mince words when my colleague Robyn Ross asked him what he was hoping for between the duo next season! "I think they should just have sex," he says. "Get it out of the way and see how it goes." Hot vampire sex? Why not! 

Saturday, 31 May 2014

The Originals - Sonja Sohn Cast As New Witch

Another witch is coming to the Big Easy!
The Originals has cast The Wire star Sonja Sohn in a recurring season two role.
Set to make her debut on the CW hit's third episode of the season, Sohn will be taking on the role of Lenore, a powerful salt-of-the-Earth in New Orleans. Lenore will prove to be quite the foe for Klaus (Joseph Morgan). 

The Originals - Season 2 Casting Info

Our favorite fall shows may currently be on summer hiatus, but 'The Originals' is wasting no time in dishing out some bloody good details about its upcoming second season.
For starters...Kol will be coming back!
Though he's been facing some pretty serious afterlife woes in 'The Vampire Diaries,' Klaus and Elijah’s baby bro — played by the always dreamy Nathaniel Buzolic — is set to resurface sometime this fall in a flashback scenario, which will give fans an even better look into the twisted lives of the Mikaelson family.
This will be the actor's second time on the show, having also appeared in the pilot last fall.
There has been released a list of the main cast confirmed for season 2.  Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell will reprise their roles this upcoming season. There has also been a list of the supporting cast that will also be part of the show released. Nathaniel is part of it along with Sebastian Roché who will reprise his role as the villainous Mikael.
One of the biggest questions is answered in the supporting cast. Finn will be with his mother. He will also be known as Vincent. Kol will be in season 2 also. In season 4 of 'The Vampire Diaries', Kol admitted to loving the French Quarter witches and said they could make a real drink. It was there Kol found out about Silas. He told Elena that he always hung out with the French Quarter witches.
Some other names from the supporting cast list are: Natalie Dreyfuss (Cassie/Esther), Yusuf Gatewood (Vincent/Finn Mikaelson), Steven Krueger (Josh), Peta Sergeant as (Francesca Correa), Nathan Parsons (Jackson), Chase Coleman (Oliver), Jesse C. Boyd (Cary) and Daniel Sharman (Kaleb).

Friday, 30 May 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Caroline Dries Teases Season 6

The anti-magic boundary spell is still intact so, ironically, the vampires of Mystic Falls have sort of become Travelers in the sense that they have no home to return to. That said, where will Season 6 find everyone — a united front trying to reclaim their territory or dispersed on personal journeys?

The anti-magic boundary will continue to play a role moving forward as we begin to explore this notion of what it means to go home again. As the story unfolds we’ll see the effects exile has had on everyone and see that everyone is handling it (and the loss of their loved ones) differently and personal journeys will form. Some will be fighting for a way to save their home, others have given up or moved on or found peace with it… We wanted the fallout to be personal for everyone.

Stefan lost his best friend and brother, and Elena and Jeremy each lost their significant others. How will they each specifically cope with their grief?

 I can’t go in too much detail without giving things away but the events of the finale were beyond devastating and ripple effects will be felt and change the dynamic of the show.

Alaric is back in action and so is Enzo. What can you say about their upcoming dynamic? Do you have any Alarenzo scenarios on your wish-list? (Example: Alaric is teaching history at Whitmore College when Enzo, ever the wise guy, pops up to correct him in the middle of his lecture.)

We are very excited about Alaric’s return and plan to incorporate him in Elena’s life hoping to give a type of parental touchstone to her (something she lost when she lost him). Enzo, as we left him, is still a bit of a loose canon wild thing and I can’t wait until the two butt
heads– and I’m sure they will. Let’s see, wish list — feels like there could be a bar brawl in their future. Or maybe they’ll just karaoke compete against each other.

The Other Side is gone. How does this affect the mythology of the show — does the Gilbert ring still work and do ghosts exist in this Other Side-less world?

Without the Other Side, Jeremy can no longer contact ghosts, which is how they know it’s gone-gone. This also means, as you guessed, the Gilbert Ring won’t work.

Caroline has always been this ray of sunshine on the show. However, her snapping Luke’s neck was drastic and unexpected. Was this a crime of passion — mostly to foreshadow Caroline and Stefan’s growing feelings for each other — or should fans expect to see a much darker version to Care Bear in Season 6?

Caroline, as we know, doesn’t like not being in control of things and with Stefan’s death and Bonnie’s prediction about her own fate, Caroline was feeling helpless and out of control. So that vicious move was pure emotional desperation. Her feelings for Stefan are (at the conscious level right now) friend feelings. I personally feel like she’s not quite sure what she’s feeling. It’s all types of confusing. Lots of grey area:
Stefan is her friend. Elena loved Stefan. Elena’s her best friend. Kind of a no-fly zone, which is why I think that if she has had any more-than-friend feelings she’s pushed them away or convinced herself otherwise. The feelings behind the feelings are something we get to explore in season 6 as we watch how her relationship with Stefan plays out in the wake of the finale. Any time we turn a character dark it’s fun because it’s a change of pace for the writers, actors and viewers. It’d be interesting to see a darker Caroline but we would only go down that road if it felt 100% earned.#

What can you tease about Bonnie and Damon and in what sort of capacity we’ll might be seeing them in?

All I can tease is that you will be seeing them.

Tyler and Matt Donovan came out of the finale pretty much victors.
Tyler is no longer a hybrid with vampire weaknesses and a sire bond complex. Matt can now live in a place where he isn’t a Happy Meal on legs. What does the future hold for the Lockwood Manor bros?

We get to start them in season 6 in a very fresh place that will hopefully feel new and cool. Tyler was in such a devastated place for most of season 5 so we wanted to shake that up a little bit. Likewise, Matt has been victimized so much in the show as a result of being human in a vampire-run world, so we’re excited to give him his version of a “human”
world, especially now that he’s grown up so much, developed opinions and beliefs and has really come into his own.


Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Vampire Diaries - Spoiler From TV Line - 21st May 2014

 I would love to get scoop on The Vampire Diaries‘ Stefan and Caroline! Will they start dating soon?

Paul Wesley thinks they should bypass the dating stage altogether. “They need to have sex, just get right to it,” he says with a laugh. “We’d have sex in the Salvatore crypt. That’s the way to go, man.” Nina Dobrev, meanwhile, has a hunch Elena will “figure out a way to be OK” with Caroline’s feelings for Stefan, adding, “It’s going to be a little awkward, but let’s be real, who is Elena to judge? She dated a brother, then dated his brother, then went back and forth. She can’t say anything. She has no right.”

The Originals - Spoiler From TV Line - 21st May 2014

I’m so excited to see Hayley as a hybrid on The Originals. Any chance Elijah will become her vampire mentor? 

 Well, Jess, you’re not alone; Phoebe Tonkin is also stoked about her new role. “I’m so excited, they’ve already fitted me for fangs,” Tonkin tells TVLine. “I’ve always wanted to play a vampire, so I couldn’t be more thrilled.” As for which of the bloodsuckers in her life will be showing her how to use those fangs, Tonkin is wary of planting any Haylijah seeds in our heads. “It’ll be interesting to see who she strikes up relationships with during this journey,” she teases. “Maybe she and Klaus could form an unexpected friendship.”