In Season 5 of “The Vampire Diaries” (TVD), everything fell apart. For starters, the Other Side was destroyed, Damon and Bonnie got sucked into/vanished into a blinding bright light, Tyler became human again, Alaric came back, and Mystic Falls could no longer support supernatural life aka “no go zone”. And because of that, the upcoming Season 6 brings a tonne of anticipation.
After stirring up rumours of an “The Originals” crossover in the upcoming S6 of TVD, executive producer of both shows Julie Plec has confirmed that it will definitely happen!
A few days ago, she let slip that there was a possibility of a crossover, after which she said that there will be a visitor from “The Originals” universe sometime in the first half of the season. She told Entertainment Weekly, “It looks like we are going to be able to do a crossover in the first half of the season, and I can’t tell you what or who or when because it hasn’t been shot yet, but things are looking good.”
Although she was sparse on details, she did mention that Alaric (who recently made a return to TVD) will definitely not be involved. Aww shucks.
All in the same breath, she also announced that she will be taking on a new role as the director of some episodes in S6 of TVD. When questioned on why it took her so long to make this step, the ever modest Julie Plec admitted it was because she lacked confidence.
I was convinced I would be dreadful at it. I directed a school musical in college and it was being so terrible at directing that made me realize I was such a good producer and that put me on my first career path. Then I had to remind myself that I also thought I would positively never be a writer because I thought I was a terrible writer for years…And then I actually started writing and thought, ‘Oh actually, I’m pretty good at this, at least intermittently good at this. The beauty of television, much more than feature films, is that when you are the show runner, you make all those decisions anyway … Everybody seemed really excited to see what I could do behind the camera. So I’m gonna dive in and see how it goes
We have no doubt that her take on directing TVD will see new directions and creativity for the show!
Meanwhile, check out the trailer for “Bite Back” from S6 of TVD, where it looks like Elena is battling drug problems and Jeremy has turned alcoholic:
Could the TVD and “The Originals” crossover mean that someone from “The Originals” will be swooping in to save these kids? We’ll just have to wait for S6 of TVD to premiere on 2nd October!