Oh, doppelgangers. Cheeky, CW, very cheeky. Well played. Following the Stefan poster they released earlier today, we now have a Silas poster courtesy of the official TVD Facebook. (Also, we’re excited because that means an Elena and Katherine poster, right?!)
ET Online caught up with Steven R. McQueen to talk about the upcoming season of The Vampire Diaries, particularly how Jeremy will deal with his return from death, his guilt about Bonnie, his different relationship dynamic with Damon, and how he’ll be dealing with Katherine. (Remember: She’s responsible for getting him killed.)
ETonline: If Jeremy is feeling guilty for Bonnie’s death, how angry is he with Katherine for triggering this series of events?
McQueen: I have some scenes coming up with Katherine. I can’t say what happens, but imagine things from her perspective: she’s this vampire that’s hundreds of years old, insanely strong, insanely fast, who can really get away with doing these sh*tty things because there were no consequences. Now we see her, at the beginning of this season, at a place of weakness: she’s human, she’s vulnerable and she’s pissed off.
People’s Choice has an exclusive behind the scenes photo from The Originals, featuring Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Leah Pipes (Cami), and is also teasing what viewers can expect from the show’s premiere episode, Always and Forever, airing this Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c.
(Note: It is an entirely new episode that overlaps with the backdoor pilot that aired in April.)
Fans have been clamoring for more Elijah since his sporadic appearances on The Vampire Diaries. Now, it looks like they may finally be getting their wish. Though Elijah popped up in the backdoor pilot for The Originals, he has a much bigger role in the revised cut.
Thursday creeps ever closer and the CW has released two more TVD Season 5 promo posters via the official Vampire Diaries Facebook: Bonnie Bennett and Stefan Salvatore.
Check out more Season 5 promo in our Gallery.
TV Line has an exclusive new webclip from Always and Forever (EP101), the season premiere of The Originals, airing this Thursday, October 3 at 9/8c, after the Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere. In this clip, Marcel and Elijah have a little chat. Click the image below to watch the video at TV Line.
Enjoy the first webclip from The Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere, I Know What You Did Last Summer, featuring some quality Elena and Damon (bath)time.
The CW has released the official synopsis for The Originals: Tangled Up in Blue (EP103), airing Tuesday, October 15 at 8/7c. Highlight for spoilers:
BETRAYAL AT THE MASQUERADE BALL — [spoiler]After discovering interesting news about someone in Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) inner circle, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) come together to attempt to unravel Marcel’s empire from within in spite of Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) concerns. They enlist help from Sophie (Daniella Pineda), who is reluctant to get involved for fear of the wrath of Marcel’s secret weapon, Davina (Danielle Campbell). Rebekah sneakily invites an oblivious Cami (Leah Pipes) to a huge vampire party thrown by Marcel, managing to anger Marcel in the process. Elsewhere, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) learns from the witch Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane) that the supernatural creatures of New Orleans are reacting to the potential existence of a hybrid baby.[/spoiler]
The episode was directed by Chris Grismer and written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson.
KSiteTV has our first look at six new stills from The Vampire Diaries: Original Sin (EP503), airing Thursday, October 17 at 8/7c. Click the photo below to check out the rest of the photos at KSiteTV.
Entertainment Weekly has a great Q&A with Julie Plec about The Originals, and specifically the challenges of creating and maintaining a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. She touches on everything from established relationships and mythology, what they might be switching up, and maintaining the feeling of family across both shows.
“If you are telling a story as though only the people who’ve spent the last five years watching your other show are tuning in, then you’re doing it wrong. But I will tell you, creatively it is one of the hardest things to execute. The audience could be somebody who’s seen one episode of The Vampire Diaries, zero episodes of The Vampire Diaries, or 89 episodes of The Vampire Diaries but can’t remember anything — how do you introduce these people and this world in a way that is exciting and understandable and palatable to a new audience when, specifically in our case of the fractured Original family, they’re hateful little minxes?”