It looks like the Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) drama is far from over on The Originals.
“The indignity of Klaus Mikaelson’s situation the last five years [is being] held captive by his surrogate son and forced to be an advisor to a king that he does not recognize,” executive producer Julie Plec told EW.
She added, “Also, [he knows] Marcel is actually singularly responsible for the fact he’s alive, because so many people have come to town in the last five years desperate to see him reduced to ash.”
The Originals will return midseason on The CW.
Paul Wesley gets a kiss from girlfriend Phoebe Tonkin inside Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Bash held at Float, Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night (July 23) in San Diego, Calif.
The cute couple, who celebrated his 34th birthday during 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, joined both of the casts of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals inside the party.
Ian Somerhalder, his wife Nikki Reed, Zach Roerig, Kat Graham, Candice King, Matt Davis and Michael Malarkey met up with Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, Joseph Morgan, Yusuf Gatewood, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Riley Voelkel and showrunner Julie Plec during the weekend’s events.
Both casts are also pictured at SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel earlier in the day.
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Phoebe Tonkin, Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis take a second out of signing autographs for fans for a pic during 2016 San Diego Comic Con on Saturday afternoon (July 23) in San Diego, Calif.
The three Originals stars joined Daniel Gillies, Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkel, plus executive producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci at the event just ahead of the panel.
The upcoming season will make a time jump, a short video confirmed at the panel (via TVLine) and shows Hayley caring for an older Hope.
“When we met Hayley, all she ever wanted was family,” Phoebe shared. “Through the events that happened, she created a family on her own with her daughter. I don’t think she feels alone — one, because she has five bodies in the back of her car — and because she has a purpose, a family-driven purpose.”
Julie added about losing Danielle Campbell and Leah Pipes, “It’s a hard thing to explain. You start to feel a redundancy of heroes. If you continue down a certain storyline, you’ll end up taking people in a direction that will isolate them. You get the urge to mix things up and to make things very tragic … so that you can always feel fresh, and you don’t have nine people telling the same story. … We needed to pull the family as tightly together as possible, and excise some of the characters who might conflict with [that plan].”
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Are you still holding out hope for Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Caroline (Candice King) – or Klaroline – to happen?
Well, given that they are on two different shows, we’ve kept our expectations low. But, it was nice to see her mention his name in the last episode!
“It’s definitely a hint,” executive producer Julie Plec told TVLine.com. “This year, as we’ve crossed over, we’ve acknowledged [The Vampire Diaries and The Originals]‘ shared universe. As we know from The Originals, there’s a prophecy predicting the demise of the Mikaelson family, so it was a nice little tease for viewers of that show to ask themselves, ‘Wait, what the hell happened to Klaus?’”
Julie added about crossovers, “It’s a rare luxury to have two shows in a shared universe that you could do that. So to not do it feels like we’re missing a really fun creative opportunity, a way to celebrate both shows. But it’s not like anyone over at the network is calling us and being like, ‘You need two crossovers this year.’ I think it’d be fun to keep finding small, organic ways to do it. Like when we had Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) show up on The Originals — that wasn’t for ratings, it just made logical sense that if the Originals were in Mystic Falls, they’d have a run-in with Deputy Donovan. I’d love to keep doing stuff like that. It’s fun, and it’s easier to accomplish than a massive two-show crossover.”
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE to see crossover?
Klaroline fans, listen up!
The Originals executive producer Michael Narducci is talking about the potential for fan favorite couple Caroline (Candice King) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan).
“I don’t want to speak for what they’re doing on [The Vampire Diaries], but it certainly seemed like Klaus was saying to Caroline that he would always care for her and respect her, but that he understood she had moved on,” Michael told TVLine.com. “I know there are fans that want that relationship to continue, so I’m sure there are people who will read this and howl and be angry; I can’t fault them for their passion.”
He continued, “Klaus and Stefan (Paul Wesley) had that moment in that cemetery where Stefan basically said, ‘I hope I never have to see you again, because when I do see you, it causes me a lot of problems.’ Klaus kind of just said, ‘Do right by Caroline, and if you do that, you’ll never have to worry about me again.’ Klaus still wants what’s best for Caroline. I don’t think there’s a doubt in anyone’s mind that that’s the case.”
“To me, if you still love someone and you know someone else is with them, you’re not wishing them well and saying, ‘Take good care of her.’ It’s impossible for him not to hate Stefan in that moment — unless he’s willing to let Caroline move on,” Michael added.
WHAT DO YOU THINK about Klaroline’s future?
The reunion we’ve been waiting for forever to happen is actually happening — maybe not in the way we expected, but it’s happening!
Showrunner Julie Plec opened up in her after-show blog on EW about the upcoming crossover between The Vampire Diaries and The Originals where Stefan (Paul Wesley) makes it to New Orleans and is visited by Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and that’s where we get a little reunion with Caroline (Candice King)…kind of.
“[In] next week’s episodes, in which Stefan makes his way to New Orleans in the present, and Caroline hits up magic-free zone St. James Infirmary in the flash-forward. You can expect some great scenes reminiscent of season 3 Klaus and Stefan moments. A surprising generosity from one Klaus Mikaelson,” Julie wrote.
She added, “An awkward moment where Stefan realizes he’s not sure if Klaus knows he and Caroline are a couple, and a really beautiful phone call between Klaus and Caroline. Also a little Easter Egg surprise that will make you ask some big questions about how The Originals will end their season.”
Not the big reunion we pictured in our minds, BUT, it’s still a reunion, sort of; and we’ll take it.
The CW has confirmed another crossover episode between The Vampire Diaries and The Originals!
“I’ve wanted to do this for a really long time and find a way to do it that didn’t feel like we were jamming story for the sake of cross-pollinating the shows,” EP Julie Plec told Variety.
It sounds like we’ll finally seen a reunion between former-besties-but-mostly-enemies Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan)!
“So we’re sitting in the room, and the plot point is that Stefan is in trouble and he’s being pursued by means of magic so how can we get him safe? Well, let’s get him to a place where there’s no magic. And I was like, ‘Oh sh-t! St. James Infirmary!” Julie explained. “There’s a place where there’s no magic that can work in New Orleans!’ And the whole writer’s room just went, ‘Yay! Finally!’ because they’ve been waiting so long for that opportunity.”
The crossover will span over two episodes, one for each of the shows.
“Stefan will go to New Orleans in a Vampire Diaries episode and then he will remain in New Orleans in The Originals to help Klaus deal with a problem that is super specific to Stefan’s survival.”
Oh, and what about Klaus finding out that Stefan is dating Caroline (Candice King)?!
“There is a presence of Caroline buried within that, but I can’t really say in what context,” Julie said.
TELL JJJ: Are you excited for the crossover episode?
The cast of The Originals shares an inside joke at the Getty Images Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy during 2015 Comic-Con held at Hard Rock Hotel on Friday afternoon (July 10) in San Diego, Calif.
Stars Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel Gillies, Danielle Campbell, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes, and Yusuf Gatewood all posed for portraits before heading to the autograph signing event.
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During the convention, Joseph broke down and set up an Instagram account!
“Instagram. So nice you meet you. We’re going to have rather a lot of fun ;) Check. This. Out. @therealjosephmorgan,” he wrote on Twitter.
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