It seems that in Season 7 Alaric [Marr Davis] will be taking over from Elena and have the most grief to get through after his new wife and family were massacred in the Season 6 finale.
“I told him we were doing that and he just looked at me and said ‘That’s so mean’… and I was like, I know and I can’t wait to see you do it,” says creator Julie Plec at San Diego Comic-Con. “I have this thing with Matt Davis. He’s a good buddy of mine, a true good friend of mine. I really like to push him as an actor.”
Plec assures that Alaric trying to get back on his feet won’t be an easy journey and he’s just starting down that difficult road.
“This is not an easy transition for him. He’s already been through so much and now he’s going through this. This is about as horrible and despicable a thing that could happen,” she says. “He’s not going to recover so easily. He’s going to explore his grief in some unconventional ways involving a lot of booze and some secret desires that involve psychics and witches to try to contact the dead and God knows what else.”
However, Plec will be hoping with fans that he finds some way to be happy again.
“I like to put him in situations that are really terrible because he forces him to dig as deep as he can. I love that. I love messing with Alaric,” she says. “We’ll be rooting for him to come out to the other side.”
Check out what else Julie had to say in the video below: