Warner Bros. has just announced its plans for Comic-Con International, and both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have panels – and there’s a special Originals screening, too! Via Give Me My Remote:
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For the sixth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2013, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100 for the first time ever in public. Additionally, WBTV will unveil a special presentation of The Originals on the big screen, featuring never-before-seen footage that did not air as part of “The Originals” episode of The Vampire Diaries episode in April.
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The Originals (Tuesdays 8/7c The CW): Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.
The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW): Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.
They have not announced times for the panels yet, but we’ll let you know when they do. Please note that the exact panel lineups are subject to change, but it’s great to see that both shows are getting a share of the spotlight! Comic-Con International will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 18-21; read all about it at the official site.
Entertainment Tonight Online interviewed Leah Pipes about her role in Lifetime’s Jodi Arias movie, but they also took some time to discuss her upcoming role on The Originals.
ETonline: As the lone human in this world, how long do you think she could or should stay in the dark?
Pipes: Yeah, it’s like Cammy and the tourists wearing fannypacks … and they’re all definitely going to die, so it’ll just be me [laughs]. As of now, she’s working at a bar, owned by Sophie, who is a witch. So I can see them having a friendship. She also seems to be creating a friendship with Klaus and it sounds like Marcel is trying to groom her to be his queen; I don’t know if someone will spill the beans or she will put two and two together, but she has no human friends, it can’t take that long!
It’s that time of year again: The Teen Choice Awards have announced their first wave of nominations. The Vampire Diaries as a whole is up for Choice TV Show: Fantascy/Sci-Fi. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley are both up for Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi. Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham are both nominated for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi. Congratulations, everybody!
From the press release:
TEEN CHOICE 2013 will once again break into summer and celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing live Sunday, August 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ leads the TEEN CHOICE 2013 nominees with seven nominations.
Starting today, fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day per category for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2013 “Wave One” nominees at www.teenchoiceawards.com. Host(s), performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced soon.
More TV Fanatic videos with The Originals cast from today’s CW Upfront, this time Phoebe Tonkin and Danielle Campbell (whose character, Davina, was not in the backdoor pilot but, SURPRISE, her part will actually appear when the episode airs again in the fall!).
Head over to TV Guide to get ready for this week’s new episode with the Vampire Diaries Bite. In this installment, Candice Accola talks about Caroline and Klaus:
“Obviously Klaus [Joseph Morgan] has his hands full in New Orleans … but there are going to be some great moments in the final three episodes that will leave the fans satisfied, but still wanting more from the two of them,” Accola tells us in the video below. “Klaroline fans … will be intrigued by this week’s episode — they’re going to have some moments.”
She also talks about Caroline’s changing perspective, attitude toward Elena, and more.
Digital Spy has not one, but two interviews with Joseph Morgan. The first is a Q&A about The Originals, in which Joseph talks about the backdoor pilot that aired last week and his view of the general differences between the two shows.
Now The Originals has been picked up to become a series on its own, what will that be about?
“I think the overriding theme of our storylines within The Vampire Diaries has always been about family. We can do terrible things to our family members but woe betide the person from outside who comes in and tries to mess with us! And so I think that’s going to be a theme of the series – family. And then also the sort of power struggle. Vampire Diaries is kind of a coming of age story, and I think The Originals is definitely more sort of epic. It’s even in the backdoor pilot that you’ll see – it’s almost like a war is brewing. It’s on a grander scale – it’s less about prom and more about a war between the vampires and the witches. So it’s good!”
The second interview concerns the last few episodes of season four of The Vampire Diaries (beware of spoilers) and a certain much-pursued cure.
“When I read the finale the main thing I wanted to know is, ‘Who’s going to get the cure?’” he said. “That’s what I was the most excited about – who on Earth is going to get the cure?
Claire Holt recently chatted with Zap2it about The Originals spinoff and more. On Rebekah and Katherine:
“It’s kind of funny,” Claire tells us. “They’re so similar in a way, but so different in a way. I think Rebekah likes having the power. She likes controlling situations. I think she’s liked to play that sort of vixen role in Mystic Falls, and Katherine has been the ultimate vixen, so I don’t think they’re going to be the best of friends, that’s for sure.”
There’s also a non-embeddable video, so make sure you click over!
Parade Magazine sat down with Ian Somerhalder to discuss The Vampire Diaries and lots more. Watch the video below:
The Vampire Diaries returns tomorrow with Bring It On (EP416), so we also have the return of TV Guide‘s Vampire Diaries Bite video feature. This week, Ian Somerhalder discusses the new Elena:
“It’s super cool to see this super empowered woman where the boys aren’t scared she’s going to walk out the door and get killed because she’s a badass chick who can hold her own.”
There’s a lot of talk about Caroline’s relationships with Tyler and Klaus, but does it have to be all about the romance? Nope! In an interview with TV Guide, Candice Accola discusses another potential path for Caroline:
“What brings out Caroline’s openness is that… Klaus [reminds her] that there’s a whole other world out there,” Accola says. “She can travel and experience things and grow and learn, and that’s been implanted in Caroline’s brain and she can’t get it out. Klaus is the only person she can dream big with. It’s not that ‘we can run away in the sunset and be in love’ dream that she has with Tyler, but it’s running off to Paris alone and being independent. That’s enticing. … Klaus has aroused those thoughts in Caroline.”
Entertainment Tonight talked to Nina Dobrev about That Thing That Happened and how it will affect Elena going forward. We don’t want to spoil any non-U.S. fans who haven’t seen Down the Rabbit Hole (EP414) yet, so here’s just a bit of a quote. You can read the rest at ETonline.
ETonline: This season has been a thrill from the start. What’s your feeling about season four?
Nina Dobrev: It’s been really cool, especially because you always hear actors say doing a TV show for X amount of years can be boring and repetitive, but over the last four years, Elena has been changing and evolving and growing so much. Julie [Plec, executive producer] has done such an incredible job of keeping it fresh and exciting and making me excited to come to work every day.