‘The Vampire Diaries’; Kevin Williamson Reveals Season 3 Plans

3 years ago, by

May 17, 2011


The Vampire Diaries EP Kevin Williamson seriously wets our TVD appetites for season 3 with this spoilery run down of what he and Julie have planned for the Fall. If you’re as excited as I am, you’ll love what the always fabulous Williamson has to say about season 3.

“Kayla Ewell; I just loved her. When we made the decision to kill Vicki, it wasn’t an easy one, but something I felt was important to the show because it needed to have a different kind of life. A moment to make people sit back and say, ‘this show is serious about genre storytelling.’ And it worked. But I missed her. Right away I thought, ‘she can come back.’ But then I thought, ‘dead people have to stay dead or we’re ‘Heroes.’ There here have to be consequences. Especially when people die. In that moment I came up with Jeremy being haunted by Vicky, but that felt stupid. But when Anna came around, everyone fell in love with her too – I mean, the Twitter outrage when she died alone proved that. Then we started playing off the idea that everyone in Jeremy’s life was dying, so I thought, ‘now there’s a story here!’ I was waiting for the right time. It had to be earned. We’ve done werewolves, vampires, we’ve tried to keep it really grounded and now we’re in a place after all the witchy-woo-woo of this year that I think the audience will accept this additional element to our world. So now we’re going to do this whole haunting of Jeremy and if you are thinking ghosts, that is the appropriate place to start. ”

“One of the big things that’s going to happen next year is this family of originals. We’re going to find out who they are, what they’re about, how The Salvatore’s are intertwined with them – Klaus took Stefan for a reason. There’s a big story here. There’s a whole third season of plot we get to mine through these fascinating characters. They’ll show up and hopefully be just as delicious as Klaus & Elijah turned out to be. We already have a huge twist planned for the first episode with them that explains why Klaus was so interested in Stefan. There’s another element to Klaus and what he’s about that you don’t know yet. The Originals have made us excited again about a whole new chapter in this story. We got all jazzed about this third season – if we can pull it off.” Williamson laughs.

“Damon is in a place where he never wanted to be. If he didn’t like playing hero this year, what’s going to happen when he’s forced to do the right thing and save his brother?” Kevin muses. “It’s going to be an interesting journey. It’ll be exactly what we set out for, but of course we’ll twist it and turn it. That’s the goal. I’m excited to see the dynamic shift with those three. For Elena, after two seasons of loving her as a strong female figure, I think the audience will now finally hopefully be receptive seeing her buy into what Katherine said, that it’s ok for Elena to love both Stefan and Damon.”

Go, Post, Speculate and Discuss!!

Source: NY Post

  • D Silva

    Yesss! Elena is falling in love with Damon! Go DELENA!!!! I’m very excited for Jeremy, Anna, Vickie and Bonnie storyline and see whats going to happen with these four. I think Jeremy is going to see dead people and possibly later his parents and Aunt Jenna who I miss. :( 
    I’m very excited to see where Stefan is headed and think this path is much better for Stefan because he needs more action/adventure with his charcter. Stefan and Elena are boring!  

  • Bram007

    I can’t wait for this season!! Its going to be awesome. Jeremy’s new ability is really cool. I think he’ll see Jenna and maybe John. I also hope Lexi will return in season 3. :) That would be great. I really hate it that Jenna died. :( It made me cry.

  • Bram007

    I can’t wait for this season!! Its going to be awesome. Jeremy’s new ability is really cool. I think he’ll see Jenna and maybe John. I also hope Lexi will return in season 3. :) That would be great. I really hate it that Jenna died. :( It made me cry.

  • Eslam Alaa

     When displays Season 3 …. Please answer … Hard wonderful series and waitimpatiently for season 3

  • Eslam Alaa

     i love them 

  • Charita De Jong

    I would love to see Damon en Elena explore their bond more. I’ve always waited for the day she would realise maybe she loves him too! Maybe they will be together for a while along the way… I’m also really excited to find out what you all have planned for Stefan, to see him away from Elena and to see him more as he was when he was just turned. I do hope Bonnie and Jeremy will be alright in the end.

  • Charita De Jong

    I would love to see Damon en Elena explore their bond more. I’ve always waited for the day she would realise maybe she loves him too! Maybe they will be together for a while along the way… I’m also really excited to find out what you all have planned for Stefan, to see him away from Elena and to see him more as he was when he was just turned. I do hope Bonnie and Jeremy will be alright in the end.

  • MelissaKoshka

    I can’t wait for season 3!!! It’s gonna be the BEST season so far, so much Delena onscreen that I can only imagine it in my wildest dreams, the last ep. of season 2 was the best!

  • Lizzy

     Elena and Stefan are NOT boring! Finally a show where a couple actually manages to stay together instead of like in other shows where everyone sleeps around with everybody!!! Now that’s really boring!!!!

    So sad that Jenna died :( Can’t wait for the next season!!! :D Also wonder what will happen to Tyler and his werewolf skills. 

  • Naztasy

    I adore Damon- my husband has started showing an interest in TVD because he enjoys Damons character. He has such a dry sense of humour- he’s witty and cruel and funny. He’s so sarcastic and dark and thats perfectly balanced with the whole idea of this tortured soul- who’s seems forever destined to unrequited love. But if he gets the girl- what will happen- will he suddenly become all ‘happy’?? Can u imagine Damon happy and … God forbid nice?

  • Naomi

    YAY!!!! I’m excited and we still have to wait 4 months? Gah! TOO LONG! But why do I have the feeling Damon and Stefan are somehow related to the Originals? That’d be a twist.

  • Abc

    OMG, damon and elena XD
    im so curious about the stephan-klaus thing.
    how are the Salvators related to the originals???
    cant wait for the next season!

  • Delena_Stelena

    YAY!!! Vampire Diaries is going to epic awesomeness this year.  I sure hope they show more of Katherine.  She’s my most favorite villain throughout the show.  And I can’t wait to see what’s going on with Jeremy and his ghosts from the past.  That will definitely be interesting.  I sure hope they bring Jenna back soon, it was so sad when they killed her off. :(  Just like it was sad when they killed Vickie and Anna.  I couldn’t believe how much outrage there was when they killed Anna; especially on twitter.  I’m so happy they brought her and of course Vickie back.  :D  And I will definitely be watching the premiere of The Secret Circle right after Vampire Diaries.  I love anything to do with witches. 

  • Delena_Stelena

    I’m with you there Bram.  It was horrible when they killed Lexi and Jenna. I cried too.  I was so happy though, when they brought Lexi back; even though it was only in flashbacks.