The CW recently announced that “The Vampire Diaries,” which will premiere Season 8 this fall, will be its last. Although several fans of the supernatural series are sad to hear the heart wrenching news, some fans of “The Originals” are concerned whether this affects the spin-off series. After all, Klaus Mikaelson’s story was born in “TVD.”
Fret not, since The CW President Mark Pedowitz addressed this very concern and put several rumors to rest. He told press that both shows are seen as separate series at this point of time, E! News reports. “[‘The Originals’] can live very well on its own ... Julie [Plec]’s still heavily involved in that also. I’m hopeful that we’ll see a fifth year,” he said.
Which means, the network is not only hopeful that “The Originals” will outlive Season 4, but is looking forward to airing several seasons of the supernatural series. Looks like there’s no reason to worry.
However, the end of “The Vampire Diaries” creates an interesting scenario for its spin-off show. After the series finale, many actors such as the dashing Ian Somerhalder, handsome Paul Wesley and intriguing Matt Davis will be ready to work on other shows. Could a character from “TVD” crossover or drop by on “The Originals”?
The creator of both TV series, Julie Plec, had said at the San Diego Comic-Con that her wish was that some of “The Vampire Diaries” characters drop in on “The Originals” every now and then, Zap2it reports. The spin-off series’ cast even told TVLine that they would love to have Davis’ Alaric Saltzman make the jump.
Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that the Mikaelsons aren’t going anywhere, even if the Salvatores are packing their bags.
“The Originals” Season 4 airs during mid-season, in early 2017, while “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8 premieres on Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. EDT on The CW.
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