The Vampire Diaries Creator and EP Kevin Williamson has had a tremendous season 3 so far, and is locked and loaded for a stupendous season 3 wrap. Williamson spoils about pillaging from the original book series, the 'Originals', Alaric's new and improved storyline and more.
"I don’t want to give too much away, but we’re in addition to following the books to some degree, we keep going back to the books and saying, “What can we pillage? What have we not done yet? What have we not used? How can we take this storyline and manipulate it and change it and turn it around?” This year, we’re diving into the Original family, we’re still playing with the hybrids and so the whole thing with Klaus is going to lead us right up to the climax of the season."
"We’re moving into a really good storyline for Alaric and his positioning in the new Council and the town and how he’s going to get involved with the Original family. Alaric actually takes on a huge role as we bring in Meredith [Torrey DeVitto]. She’s one of the characters in the books that we sort of changed who she is, a little bit, but now we’ve got her and she’s a new love interest to take [Alaric’s] mind off Aunt Jenna, and she’s also involved with one of the Founding Family members, so their dynamic is really interesting and so they get into some interesting shenanigans."
Williamson definitely has a plan for The Vampire Diaries, whether it lasts 6 seasons or moves past those six into infinity.
"We could wrap this thing up in six." However Williamson also reveals, "We have no problem pacing ourselves. We’ll pace it up if we have to. or we can extend it with no problems, but we know that if we needed an endgame by, say, Season Six, we could land. We could also extend."