Articles on The Originals & Vampire Diaries crossover.
So today has been very eventful for The Originals and Vampire Diaries fandom. So much news since the TCA’s on the upcoming crossover and Kol is returning. So here is a list of everything released so far on the upcoming event. Click The link at the top for full interviews.
The event kicks off during Episode 14 of Vampire Diaries, in which “Stefan finds himself very much in need of a mystical safe haven,” executive producer Julie Plec previewed. “And as we’ve seen on The Originals, there is a bar called The St. James Infirmary, in which no magic can permeate. So he goes to seek refuge in New Orleans and comes face-to-face with Klaus Mikaelson because, of course, nothing happens in Klaus’ town without Klaus knowing. I call it the reunion of the Bourbon buddies.”
It’s a nice two-episode set of Vampire Diaries-Originals cohabitation. It’s going to be good. I’m excited about it.”
So are we.
The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 10 and The Originals Season 3 Episode 10 will air on Friday, Jan. 29 at 8/7c and 9/8c, respectively, on The CW.
“The move to Friday night is not a move to exile [the shows],” Pedowitz said of the shows now airing a night later.
“It’s a move to strengthen Friday night.”
“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,” Plec told Variety at TCA.
She continued: “So we’re sitting in the room, and the plot point is that Stefan (Paul Wesley) 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! 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.”
After moving Julie Plec-produced The Vampire Diaries and spinoff The Originals to Friday, Pedowitz noted that the futures of both shows are not tied together should flagship stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley not sign on for another season. He expressed support for both series and stressed that the move was a bid to strengthen its Friday schedule after Thursdays became more male-skewing with Flash/Arrow spinoff Legends of Tomorrow and The 100. “They’re stand-alone shows. The move to Friday night is not a move to exile it,” he said, noting that there will be another crossover between the two this year. “This way, we think coming into midseason, we have the best schedule since I’ve been at the CW — and ever.”
The worlds of Mystic Falls and New Orleans will be coming together as The Vampire Diaries and The Originals stage a crossover this season, CW boss Mark Pedowitz announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday.
“You will see, organically, a crossover this year,” Pedowitz said. “Not of the size and scope of we do forArrow and Flash. They have to make sense [story-wise]. If they don’t make sense story-wise, don’t do it, don’t force it — the audience can tell.”
According to Pedowitz, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals both tend to triple their numbers in streaming and off-network viewing, so he’s hoping that they will help build a Friday night audience.
While there were no renewals announced this morning, Pedowitz did express some great hope for the network’s lower-rated shows, like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend andiZombie.