The Vampire Diaries EP Kevin Williamson dished on the upcoming Delena goodness we can expect. Williamson also spoils about those locked coffins and the ‘fun’ storyline coming up for the rest of the Originals.
Well, yeah and also just to stir things up a little bit. It’s one of those things where I felt like we knew it was going to anger the Stefan and Elena fans, but we also… I felt that we had earned it. I felt like it’s Season 3 and from the moment they first met, all the way up until now… He’s earned it. He’s proven some worth and he’s done some good, solid things for Elena. He’s developed a friendship with her. She can trust him now. There’s a relationship there now and I felt like we earned it. And also, it’s just going to make it that much more interesting…. This complicates things. Love is com
plicated and relationships are complicated and we’re just entering the next phase of it. And Stefan is so tragic now, because you’ve got this fallen hero who, yes, I love him, but is he ever going to love himself? I don’t think he’s ever going to forgive himself. Because he’s been hard on himself. We’ve established that. We set it up – that’s one of the reasons he drank animal blood, is because it was his penance for all the wrong things he had done. And now will he ever be able to forgive himself and get back from it? And earn the love of a girl again? She’ll love him, but I don’t think he’s going to let her so easily.”
Of course. Some of those coffins are going to open up and we’re going to see what is in them and watch what’s in them get out. They’ll have a bit of a storyline. I don’t think it’s any great surprise to say we’re going to see more Originals, because we promised them. We’re going to see them and they’re going to get involved. It’s going to be fun.
“It’s about serial killers, so it’s more grounded in the real world and it’s sort of where we are today with social media and the world around us and how easy it is… It’s based on the premise that the FBI estimates that there’s around 300 active serial killers in the United States every day. What would happen if they got together? So that’s kind of where the jumping off point is, but we back it up and tell it from the very beginning. It involves some flashbacks and it’s very emotional. You get to know your characters. You really hope they don’t die! It’s about an FBI agent and his attempt to take it down. People just start dying and it’s happening faster than they can figure it out. We have a really great character in the FBI agent, who takes it so personally. And he’s just too sympathetic with the victims and he just takes it far too personally and he responds almost as badly as the killers. It’s sort of cat and mouse. It’s like 24 – a fast paced type of show.” Williamson goes on to reveal more about what he calls a web’ of serial killers, “It’s about a serial killer who escapes from prison seventeen days before he’s to be executed and he’s on the run. They’re trying to track him down and bring him in. Unfortunately, they quickly realize he had help. And now it’s trying to figure it all out. It’s a web. It’s basically a web of serial killers.”
Special thanks to Reesa for the heads up :)!