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CW’s “The Originals” returns for Season 3 with just as much family strife and vampire-witch feuding as fans would expect. And to make matters worse, now there’s a serial killer on the loose. As the series prepares to show more vampires descending upon New Orleans to protect their lineage (and possibly stomp out some old threats as well), executive producer and creator Julie Plec talks to Variety about the dangers that await our blood-thristy heroes.
So there’s a serial killer on the loose in New Orleans. Have the writers settled on who the killer is?
Yes. We have figured out [who that is] and I think it’s pretty safe to say that with the arrival of vicious, crazy people in town the odds of someone taking a knife across someone’s cheekbones are pretty strong.
We saw that at the end of the episode, but I didn’t know if that was a red herring.
It could well be. We shall have to see.
You also have a new detective this season, played by “Veronica Mars” alum Jason Dohring, who seems blissfully oblivious to all the supernatural activities in town.
Every now and then when our humans get too deeply in the know, we like to open up the world to humans who don’t know they are living in a supernatural crockpot. Detective Will Kinney is one of the people who is maybe rightfully suspicious and maybe confused in what he finds.
But it is New Orleans, after all. There’s a seedy side to the alleyways and around the corner, regardless, with the supernatural beings. Even when you go visit, there’s vampire tours and tarot card readers and alleged witches. For him, he’s trying to figure out what’s real and what’s not.
There’s no way he’s a pawn in all this and he’s just been compelled to forget what he knows?
We should ask ourselves what he’s been exposed to in the past and if anybody’s compelled his memories away. It’s just fun to see somebody who isn’t really in the loop yet and how they react to things.
Or he’s totally playing us like Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) did on “The Vampire Diaries.”
Can we talk about the character of Rebekah this season? We see her in the flashback in the season premiere in her original form, as played by actress Claire Holt, but fans know that’s not how Rebekah is living today.
At the end of last season, Rebekah left town in the body of Eva Sinclair (played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers) to go off and live up to the promise she made to her brother Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) and find a spell that would bring him back to life. We get to see Claire Holt in the flashbacks at the beginning of the season. I can tease that we will be seeing Claire Holt as Rebekah before the fall is over.
Will Elijah (Daniel Gillies) ever get closure after all the anguish his brother Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has put upon him — particularly after last season’s death?
I think the good thing about Elijah and his resentment toward Klaus and his frustration with the family dynamic — and generally his fury attached to his current standing in life — will come in handy as these new enemies reveal themselves. The children have come back to town to punish their parents.
Klaus, at least, seems to be very selective about who he chooses to make his children.
We want to be very specific about who turns who and why. Over the course of the season, we’ll have nice flashback episodes that tell us more about some of these new — but old — vampires.
From a badass Bennett witch to a seductive songstress, The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham is bewitching fans with her latest album!
The multi-talented 26-year-old is having one hell of a month. With premiere of The Vampire Diaries’ seventh season, and the recent release of her debut album, Roxbury Drive, Graham is taking the pop culture world by storm.
To celebrate her success, ETonline called up Graham to get the exclusive scoop on Roxbury Drive’s wildly catchy melodies, and what’s next in the romance department for her on-screen alter ego, Bonnie Bennett.
What do you want to tell Vampire Diaries fans about this new album, Roxbury Drive?
Kat Graham: People might look at this and be like, ‘Oh, that girl from Vampire Diaries made a ’90s tribute album,’ but actually it goes a lot deeper than that. It’s the lyrics, every song tells a story and everything is connected and makes sense. You’ll understand that there’s one specific person that this Roxbury Drive album is about and this is the person that opened me up and changed my world.
Why is Roxbury Drive different than the other albums you’ve done in your past?
KG: I think, sonically, I wanted to do something that was more dance-driven and more R&B-driven, and more inspired by the music that made me want to fall in love with music in the first place. Inspirations from like Madonna’s Bedtime Stories and Aaliyah and of archived Janet [Jackson] and obviously Babyface. [But] it’s definitely not a tribute album — it’s my own sound.
We can’t stop listening to the album, so we’ve got to know: What’s your favorite song on Roxbury Drive?
KG: My favorite song on the album would have to be “Off.” I’m a melodies girl. I just love a lot of really cool melodies, and a lot of hooky and fun songs, and that’s definitely the sexiest song on the album. But it’s also the most playful, and the most fun, and melodically, it just feels good. I just like the vibe of that one.
Would you ever want to have one of your songs play on The Vampire Diaries or have Bonnie take part in a karaoke night?
KG: I started off, actually, as a beat-maker, which a lot of people don’t know. Before The Vampire Diaries, I was making beats, which is how I got will.i.am’s attention, and I went on tour with him. He brought me on, and had me jump on his record because I kept sending him beats that I made. So I’d be actually more interested in scoring something for the actual show, or doing some curating of music for the show, versus actually having one of my songs on the show. My music is very, very specific right now to an era, and that is the phase that I’m in right now, so maybe in the future, I’ll make an album that I think makes more sense for the show, but right now, I don’t think I want that. I like to keep them separate, especially since that character is so fiercely different than I am.
Speaking of fierce, you have such a strong social media following and many of those “Bamon” fans are really rooting for Bonnie and Damon to get together this season. What would you say to those fans?
KG: I can’t even say anymore because I have literally like pitched Bonnie with every single person under the sun — even women. Being a witch to me is a very, very sexy thing. There’s a lot of mystery to it, there’s a lot of energy in dealing with the unknown, and dealing with this kind of powerful force so you’d just think that [romance] would come with the territory. We’ll see what happens. I wish I could say it’s definitely happening, or it’s definitely not happening, but I just want them to appreciate whenever Ian and I do scenes together, and then we’ll just kind of see what the writers do.
What can you tease about the scenes you are sharing with Ian this season?
KG: There’s definitely some hills and valleys that they go through together — it’s a very cool dynamic. Ian and I have been campaigning to work together for years, and it’s always very exciting when we have a scene. You can feel the energy on set buzz because we work the same way, and we challenge each other — especially when he actually directs. He’s the first person who can look in my eyes and actually make the change because he knows specifically that I understand, and he can get a great performance out of me. So yeah, there are definitely more Damon and Bonnie scenes. I can’t comment how many and I can’t comment on what’s going to happen for the rest of the season, but I just want to bring to life what the writers are gravitating towards.
How does this season feel different, now that Nina Dobrev is no long a part of the series?
KG: Over the past three years, the show has definitely been an ensemble show, it’s written differently than it was in the first season, so a lot of these storylines would have been happening anyways. I think on set it feels different, but the show still feels like Vampire Diaries. The characters are still badasses, there’s still a lot of action, there’s still a lot of sexiness, and sex, and excitement, and it’s just a thrilling show. There’s a lot of action, and a lot of stuff goes down in the beginning of the season, so we’ve still got it.
What is the one thing you want your fans to know before they press play on Roxbury Drive?
KG: Roxbury Drive was the street I grew up on as a little kid, and it was the street that I first listened to records on, and where I actually really first fell in love with music. So I hope that they come back to Roxbury Drive with me. I hope that they travel back in time, and that they fall in love with music all over again too.
IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE SEASON DO NOT READ ON UNLESS YOU WANT SPOILERS!!! THIS IS YOUR WARNING!!!
TVLine spoke with executive producer Julie Plec about how the premiere’s twists will shape the rest of the season
But first, a quick recap: Damon, Bonnie and Alaric returned from their European bender — where Damon nearly let Bonnie die in order to get Elena back — to find that their home is now under the control of Lily and her “family” of Heretics. Damon chose a direct approach to the problem, ripping out beloved Heretic Malcolm’s heart, while Alaric chose to celebrate his return by visiting Jo… at the morgue.
Meanwhile, Caroline and Stefan’s attempt to eliminate the Heretics (did somebody order a bomb?) totally backfired, as Lily’s “children” not only survived the blast, but also ate most of Matt’s fellow police academy graduates. And although Caroline came clean to Stefan about how “happy” he makes her, that happiness was tragically short-lived; Enzo chose to side with Lily, kidnapping Ms. Forbes in the process.
Lastly, a three-year flash-forward revealed that Damon — who apparently decides to hibernate in Brooklyn until Elena wakes up — and Stefan are being hunted by a mysterious crossbow-wielding lunatic. Must be Thursday!
Below, Plec explains the premiere’s biggest twists (WTF, Enzo?!) and teases what the rest of Season 7 holds:
TVLINE | Is the plan to catch up to the three-year jump by the end of the season?
Yes, that’s the plan — probably about three-quarters of the way through the season, actually.
TVLINE | So you must have everything pretty well mapped out.
Oh, yes. The thing about flash-forwards is that you do your best to map everything out at the beginning, because if you screw up, you’re stuck with it forever. We laid out the broad strokes of what we wanted to do and what little surprises we wanted to drop along the way. But we’ve also made some new discoveries in doing that; characters who perhaps weren’t going to live to see three years from now are now alive in their own flash-forwards. [Laughs] It’s good for our actors to know they might survive the time jump.
TVLINE | Let’s talk about that woman coming after Damon and Stefan with the crossbow. Is she someone we know? Someone we’re going to meet?
That’s Stephen Amell in drag. [Laughs] I can’t say, but a lot of people have told me their theories and there have been a couple doozies. I think it’s more fun to keep people guessing.
TVLINE | I loved hearing Caroline tell Stefan that he makes her happy. How close are we to getting a label on that relationship?
This year’s going to be a very peculiar year for their relationship. They’re definitely committed to trying to make it work, and if any two people can achieve what they set out to do, I think it’s them. But there are going to be a lot of curveballs thrown their way over the first part of the season that they’re going to have to wrap their heads around and circumvent in order to remain committed and happy.
TVLINE | So it’s mostly external forces getting in the way for them?
Yeah, some pretty bananas external forces, truth be told. Next week, we get the first glimpse of one of them.
TVLINE | Speaking of Caroline, Enzo kidnapping her seems to imply he’s made his choice. Is he officially a bad guy?
I don’t know if he’s officially a bad guy; he’s someone who’s always been on the fringe, looking for a tribe. He’s chosen Lily and her tribe because she’s the one person who’s been consistently warm and caring towards him. As the person who sired him, he feels this loyalty to her that he’s having a hard time shaking.
TVLINE | So we might see him playing both sides for a bit?
He’s definitely made his allegiance clear, but ultimately, he’s going to have to ask himself, “Is my allegiance to this crazy group of people, or is it to Lily? And if it is to Lily, why?” He’ll be faced with some interesting questions about why he cares so much.
TVLINE | The Heretics are clearly pissed about Malcolm. Who should we be most concerned about in terms of them seeking revenge?
I think you need to be a little bit worried about everyone. The question is: Now that Damon has acted out, what will Lily do to punish him? Will she punish him directly? As we’ve seen, Enzo made a move on her behalf to punish Caroline, so I think everybody’s going to have to watch their back as we head into next week.
TVLINE | Elena’s presence was definitely felt in the premiere. As the season goes on, will that let up, or will she always be there in spirit?
She’s always going to be present, emotionally and spiritually, but we won’t spend every episode going down that path about how much Damon misses her, or how different the world is without her. But she will be very much a part of the narrative, the existence of her, specifically as it relates to Damon’s journey and what he has to do to survive the next 22,000 days.
TVLINE | That scene with Alaric at the morgue was chilling. Is he headed to a dark place?
It’s headed to a place that’s equal parts dark and weird and sad and beautiful and hopeful and tragic. [Laughs] Really, any good Vampire Diaries adjective you can throw into the mix applies here.
TVLINE | Lastly, when Candice King first announced her pregnancy, a lot of fans jumped to the conclusion of a Stefan/Caroline baby. Was that ever a thought for you?
We had so many thoughts that were kind of hilarious, the first being: How are we going to create good story if Caroline never comes out from behind her enormous handbag? Or, can we get her an Olivia Pope coat? But I think the decision that we made about how to address and/or not address the pregnancy is very interesting. The fans will be intrigued to see how we either disguise it or embrace it, and that’s really all I can say.
Season seven of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries will find Caroline Forbes still grieving over the death of her mother and attempting to get her life back together. At the 2015 San Diego Comic Con during roundtable interviews, Candice Accola explained where we’ll be picking up with Caroline as the new season begins on October 8th. “Her main goal is to keep a friendship with Stefan and to distract herself. She’s trying to also combat the heretics and Lily and she’s very involved in that drama. We’re going to see how the town of Mystic Falls gets to be where it is, which we got a glimpse of at the end of season six. So, Caroline will be very busy.”
As to the question on Vampire Diaries fans’ minds – what’s going to happen this coming season between Caroline and Stefan (played by Paul Wesley) – Candice had this to say: “It will definitely a little bit more challenging than Caroline anticipated to figure out what kind of ‘ship’ she has with Stefan, whether it’s a friendship or a relationship. So we’re going to see her struggle being able to play it cool.”
What we likely won’t be seeing is Caroline following in her mother’s footsteps. “I don’t see Caroline putting on a badge anytime soon, but who knows? Maybe they’ve got bigger plans down the line. But I know we’re going to see that Matt is more the one who’s falling in line and taking over for Sheriff Forbes, which is nice,” revealed Accola. “We know how long the show has been on, but it’s nice to see the characters’ evolution as well, that he’s kind of becoming grown up and representing the humans of Mystic Falls in such a new way.”
We also won’t be seeing Caroline reuniting with Klaus on The Originals, according to Accola. “Not at this point,” said Accola, laughing. “I don’t know if Caroline would want to go visit Klaus but I know everyone else wants her to. But at this point, no.”
This upcoming season will find new characters introduced including some who will get Caroline’s attention. “Caroline will definitely have some very fun interactions with the heretics and the women that are gathered around Lily. It kind of reminds me a little bit when Caroline met Rebekah, and she’s definitely got her guard up and her nose up a little bit to who these women are,” said Accola.
But, unfortunately, there won’t be much interaction between Caroline and Bonnie (played by Kat Graham) as season seven unfolds. “At this point, Caroline and Bonnie will be focused on taking care of themselves independently. Bonnie’s working to maintain her friendship with Damon while that obviously has a little bit of a strain on it considering that Elena’s life is tethered to Bonnie being alive,” offered Accola. “Caroline’s more focused on trying to mend her broken heart from her mother’s death. So, they’re together in the bigger spectrum of things but as we come into season seven that’s where they’ll be independently.”