Julie Plec reveals five storylines she’s ‘super-excited’ about in season five.
“Anything’s possible” as we head into the fifth season of The Vampire Diaries this fall, and executive producer Julie Plec was on-hand June 9 to preview the drama to come. While fielding fan questions during the show’s panel at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, she shed some light on the “great new characters, great new world … and great new romance” ahead.
1. Damon & Elena’s ‘New Relationship’
Now that Elena (Nina Dobrev) has officially chosen Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Julie said they’ll start a “new relationship” together, and we’ll get to see them “try to make it work.”
Of course, their relationship will be affected by the “villain in their midst they don’t know is a villain at the beginning.”
2. The ‘Mystery’ Of Stefan & Silas
Speaking of that unknown villain, Julie said fans will really enjoy Stefan’s doppelganger story line, which will allow Paul Wesleyto flex his acting muscles as two completely different characters.
“[There will be] a pretty cool mythology that will carry on in terms of Silas, and the mystery of his past — 1,000 or 2,000 years ago,” she said.
3. There’s Still Hope For ‘Klaroline’
Despite two major obstacles standing in the way of Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Caroline (Candice Accola) getting together — not only are they on separate shows, but Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is also pregnant with Klaus’ baby — Julie said we shouldn’t consider ‘Klaroline’ to be a thing of the past: Hayley is, by no means, the Cinderella in the Klaus love story. Hayley is a girl who’s pretty tough, fiery, independent … a survivor in her own right who got drunk, had sex and got knocked up. She’s going to have her own journey. She’s not really meant to be a threat to Klaus’ love life.
4. A ‘Freakin’ Pissed’ Human Katherine
Deciding to make Katherine the vampire who took the cure was no easy task for Julie and her writing team — but it’ll certainly be even less easy for Katherine, who will struggle to cope with suddenly being human again.
“We were just in the room the other day talking about the first time she catches a cold — just how freakin’ pissed she’s going to be about that,” Julie joked.
5. Jeremy Gilbert: Born Again
Fans were thrilled when Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) returned to the land of the living on the fourth season finale — but don’t expect his return to be a smooth one. Julie said there will be plenty of new obstacles as the hunter-turned-ghost-turned-human heads back to school. “What the hell cover story is that going to be?” she said. “How’s he going to explain that? He had a memorial service! There were flyers!”
The fourth season of the hit CW series arrives on Blu-ray in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Warner Brothers is working on ‘The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season’ for Blu-ray on September 3.
Senior year is finally here, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) should be having the time of her life. Instead, she faces her worst nightmare, struggling with the painful transformation from human to vampire. As Damon (Ian Somerhalder) mentors Elena into a supernatural life, their repressed passions explode, causing Stefan (Paul Wesley) to undertake a desperate quest to restore humanity to the girl he adores. But as Elena ruthlessly quenches her newfound thirst for blood, and her friends race to find a vampire cure based on clues inked onto Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) flesh, the world around them falls prey to a host of sinister forces. Mystic Falls takes on vampire hunters, a hybrid rebellion and more.
The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Elena the Vampire Featurette with Cast Interviews; The Hunt is On; The Vampire Diaries Fan Art Gallery; Deleted Scenes; and Gag Reel.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $69.97.
Ian Somerhalder and Luke Hemsworth have started filming on Noel Clarke’s new film The Anomaly. The Vampire Diaries star and Luke, the elder brother of Chris and Liam, have been working on the sci-fi action thriller in London, reported Screen Daily.
Director and producer Noel, who appeared in Star Trek Into Darkness, tweeted: “As suspected it will be a tough week. This was a tough day. Day 8. Anomaly. Lets do this people.” The film, which also stars Brian Cox and Alexis Knapp follows a traumatised ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy, to find that he only has only nine minutes and 37 seconds of consciousness to work out why and how he got there. The shoot will also head to New York.
Former Bafta Rising Star winner Noel – who previously directed Adulthood and 220.127.116.11 – is producing The Anomaly, written by Simon Lewis, with his Unstoppable Entertainment company. Ian, who is rumoured to have split from co-star Nina Dobrev, has been enjoying a hiatus from his role as vampire Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. The Anomaly marks Luke’s first lead big-screen role. He previously portrayed Nathan Tyson in Australian soap Neighbours, and is due to appear in World War I drama The 34th Battalion.
“The Vampire Diaries” is getting ready for season five on CW. On Tuesday, May 28, TV Line shared new spoilers on the season to come from Julie Plec. Check out previously released photos of the cast by visiting this link and going here. If you missed any of the previously photos or spoilers for this series, check out the related topics link for the series on the sidebar for more news.
College life will begin on this CW series, and Whitmore College will become the center of some of the action. The location was introduced during season four, and someone will definitely be attending the school during season five. A new place means new people, and Julie Plec did tease the arrival of some new characters for next season. She said the following, according to TV Line:
“We’re definitely going to be entering an entire new world at Whitmore College, so we’ll get to meet new friends and new enemies. There’ll be a lot of new people entering our universe that we’ll get to know well — and then also maybe some new romantic interests for some of our characters.”
Elena’s life as a college student will be explored during season five. She will have to learn how to handle being a student and a vampire. As for Elena’s portrayer, Nina Dobrev has just begun work on a new film project. According to Hollywood Crush, Dobrev has started work on “Let’s Be Cops.” Her character will be the love interest of Damon Wayans.
“The Vampire Diaries” will return to CW this fall with season five.
Executive producer Julie Plec continues to shed some more light on the new season. In a recent interview with TV Line, she revealed that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) would have a difficult time adjusting to his humanity. “Jeremy will not have a very easy time of it,” Plec said. “His first big hurdle is his cover story for being suddenly alive. So he’ll struggle a bit with the return to the normal world.”
Not only that, but he’ll have to keep Bonnie’s ghost a secret from the rest of the Mystic Falls gang. “I think she was pretty clear about Jeremy wanting to keep her secret so I guess we’ll see how long he’s willing to do that,” she said. “The predicament for Bonnie is that she’s on the other side so she can pop in and see what’s up and who’s doing what.” Creepy, but enticing all the same.
It’s going to be hard for Bonnie to spy in on her friends and not be able to lend a helping hand when they’re in trouble or emotional distress. “So she’s going to struggle a bit in the beginning and that’ll either strengthen or hurt her budding relationship with Jeremy which already has so many obstacles attached to it,” Plec said.
“The Vampire Diaries” may be in its offseason, but that doesn’t mean that its biggest stars aren’t making things happen in other ways. Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon on the show, is steering his career in an interesting direction, far from the vampire persona he’s grown accustomed to over the past several years.
He’s currently in the midst of a tour through Russia, and he informed his fans via Instagram that he will be making an appearance on a Russian talk show later this week. Somerhalder shared a little anecdote from the filming that one audience member will surely never forget. “Just finished Russian talk show Ivan Urgant! So fun talking The Ivana Chubbuck Technique and doing a sexual fantasy exercise with some unsuspecting audience member. Thank you Irina for letting me mentally undress you TV. The show airs on May 29th in Russia.”
Undoubtedly, Irina will be envied by millions of “Vampire Diaries” fans worldwide. Somerhalder’s tour will continue through Europe and Asia over the next several months, but don’t worry, he will return for production on the fifth season of “Vampire Diaries” and Comic-Con. Tune in on May 29 to watch Somerhalder on the Russian talk show and prepare yourselves for another riveting season of “The Vampire Diaries,” which will return to The CW this fall.
Ian Somerhalder reportedly wanted to marry his Vampire Diaries co-star Nina Dobrev, with the pair ultimately splitting because 24-year-old Nina wasn’t ready for such a bit commitment.
It was announced earlier thing month that the couple of three years had called time on their romance, with reports claiming that the split was not unexpected. Now a new report claims that it was Nina’s reluctance to walk down the aisle that forced the couple to reevaluate their relationship. It’s been claimed that while Ian, 34, was ready to settle down, his girlfriend didn’t feel comfortable with committing fully. “Ian was starting to talk marriage while Nina’s just getting started on her career,” an insider has told In Touch Weekly magazine.
“Nina still loves him but isn’t ready to make that huge commitment. She’s just too young for Ian.” Ian apparently felt the pair were ready to redefine their relationship as they’d been together for so long, but Nina just didn’t want to be tied down so young: “She felt it was too early to take things to the next level,” another source has told Us Weekly magazine. It looks like Nina has been enjoying her new single status since the split, with the gorgeous actress tweeting about her fun-packed weekend yesterday.
Over the long Memorial Day weekend in the US, Nina has been having some down time at the beach as well as letting her hair down on nights out with her girlfriends. Judging by her twitter profile it’s been an eventful couple of days with the star posting pics of a fancy dress party and a run in with a Stormtrooper at a club! The actress also revealed on her WhoSay account, that she was enjoying “a little late night lovin’” following her girls night out on Sunday. She hasn’t moved on from Ian that quickly though; Nina was simply loving some attention from a very cute pooch!
“A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: People change and forget to tell each other. -Lillian Hellman, playwright (1905-1984),” he wrote.