Well, things are looking . . . bloody. Just over a week before The Originals premieres, a Hollywood Reporter exclusive brings us eight new character posters, all veiled in blood. Click on Marcel below to see their whole gallery.
The CW has posted another Originals promo interview, this time with Joseph Morgan. He discusses the single biggest question heading into The Originals Season 1 (premiering October 3): How will Klaus come to terms with being a father?
Want to learn some more about how Silas will act in season five? Ian Somerhalder gives some info to TV Guide:
“He’s like Damon in Season 1. [He thinks,] ‘I am almighty, all-powerful, I will mess you up. This is what I want. I’m going to kill everything in the wake if you screw this up for me, but I’m going to toy with you a little bit.’”
He also talks about Damon’s (remarkably healthy-sounding!) attitude toward Elena being off at college: “You’re going to say, ‘Go! As much as I want you here and as much as I want to spend time with you, you’ve got to go live your life.’” Watch the interview below:
Entertainment Weekly has a fun photo gallery highlighting six of the new characters we’ll be seeing in Vampire Diaries Season 5 – well, not all of them are entirely new, because we’ll be seeing a lot more of this guy:
The face is familiar, but it’s a totally new role for Wesley, who’s now also playing the 2,000 year old immortal who quickly returns to Mystic Falls. ”The fun of Silas is much like season 1 Damon [Ian Somerhalder] in that he’s up to something and no one can quite figure out what it is,” exec producer Julie Plec says. ”Specifically for Damon, it’s driving him crazy because it’s like the tables have turned: If you remember in season 1, Stefan was always saying to Damon, ‘What are you up to?’ and Damon’s like, ‘That’s for me to know and you to….’ Silas plays the same little tricks on Damon, so it’s up to Damon to get to the bottom of what Silas wants, what he’s doing to get it, how it’s gonna impact all of them, and ultimately how they can put a stop to it.”
The post also features tidbits about Olga Fonda as Nadia, Kendrick Sampson as Jesse, Rick Cosnett as Dr. Wes Maxfield, Janina Gavankar as Tessa, and Shaun Sipos as Aaron.
TV Guide has our first glimpse at the fiery new poster for The Vampire Diaries Season 5 and, as TV Guide points out, interesting placement for one Matt Donovan, yeah?
In dead center of the photo is our favorite mortal Matt (Zach Roerig). Perhaps his position means he’s about to get caught between two dueling sides? Or maybe he’s the moral compass that keeps the gang together.
TV Fanatic caught up with Steven R. McQueen and Charles Michael Davis – on the sets of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals respectively – and they each had plenty to say about the impending seasons of their shows. First up, McQueen talks Jeremy’s unusual circumstances:
In whose home will the character be residing? What will be his reaction to Damon dating Elena? How will he deal with a ghost of a girlfriend?
What kind of relationship does Marcel have with Klaus? What sort of challenges lie ahead for these supernatural powers? Does the character share a history with Rebekah? And what about those late-night dance parties on set?!?
In the latest video interview from the CW, Claire Holt talks about Rebekah’s relationships with Klaus and Elijah and how they inform the decisions that she makes going into The Originals.
E!Online has our first look at the October 3rd premiere of The Originals. Looks like we can expect flashbacks and the return of a gone-too-soon guest star.
With flashbacks playing such a major role on The Vampire Diaries, fans can expect to see even more on The Originals given the fact that Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah have clocked some thousand years. “I’ve read the first two scripts and I am just so excited. They both feature elements of flashback,” Morgan recently told us. “They’re both really on a larger scale. This is a war we’re building toward.”