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.”
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Source: NY Post