The Vampire Diaries may have wrapped up season 4 with some major cliffhangers, but you won’t see the immediate aftermath in the fall premiere.
“It’s a time jump,” exec producer Julie Plec tells EW. ”Summer has passed in which poor Stefan has been suffering at the bottom of the quarry and Damon and Elena have been having hot lovin’ sex.”
Though the premiere will pick up with move-in day at college (yes, they’re actually enrolling!), Plec promises fans will get to see some of the steamy action that went down over break.
“We found a stylized way to show the audience how things went over the summer, what everybody was up to,” says Plec, who reveals that the title of the episode is “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
The Vampire Diaries Season 5 is shaping up to be full of changes for everyone. When Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries at the CBS Summer TCA All-Star event, we drilled them on everything from Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) long-distance romance to Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) potentially reuniting to Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) ghostly connection.
Wetpaint Entertainment: How does college change things?
Caroline Dries: Well, one of the big themes of Season 5 is new beginnings, fresh starts, and so the girls just want to go to college and be normal functioning vampires. And that’s their plan. They just want to like party, meet boys, go to class, learn, and of course, it just goes terribly awry. So it’s just a glimpse into a new world. It’s called Whitmore College.
This interview also contains spoilers for season the 4 finale and season 5!
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched The Vampire Diaries season finale, stop reading now. Exec producer Julie Plec talked to us about who was originally going to get the cure, how long that Silas twist was in the works, and how much of Bonnie we’ll be seeing next season…
Let’s of course start off this “Vampire Diaries” article with a warning, given that we are still not that far removed from the season 4 finale airing on The CW last night. If you want to avoid any and all spoilers (or you are in Canada and were completely shafted by CTV Two last night), it’s really in your best interest to stop reading now. Otherwise, prepare to dive in and enjoy!
“The Vampire Diaries” has constantly been about ways to try and surprise us with various twists and turns, and with their season 4 finale on Thursday night, they certainly managed to do that and then some. Read full article.
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Finale: Julie Plec Talks Huge Stefan Twist, [Spoiler] as a Human and Season 5
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further if you have yet to watch the season finale of The Vampire Diaries. There are major spoilers ahead, so if you can complain, we will enclose you in a box and send you off the sea. The rest of you can carry on…
Best. Season. Finale. Ever.
The CW’s Fall 2013 schedule will see some changes from the 2012-2013 season. The network has decided to not give vampire fans a full two-hour block, opting to air The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals on different nights.
Arrow and Vampire Diaries will be used to launch new shows. On Wednesdays, the superhero series will be the lead-in for The Tomorrow People, which stars Robbie Amell in a group of humans who represent the next stage of our evolution, notes EW. Vampire diaries will be the lead-in for Reign on Thursdays. That features Adelaide Kane and tells the story of Mary Queen of Scots as a young girl.
In an interesting choice, The Carrie Diaries was scheduled for Fridays and will be paired withAmerican’s Next Top Model.
HitFix notes that the CW has decided to start its fall shows in October, as is the network’s usual move. That way, the shows don’t get lost in the shuffle of premieres on NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox.
Here’s the full schedule (*new shows):
8-9: Hart of Dixie
9-10: Beauty and the Beast
8-9: The Originals*
9-10: The Tomorrow People*
8-9: The Vampire Diaries
8-9: The Carrie Diaries
9-10: America’s Next Top Model
Nikita was held back for midseason, along with Star-Crossed, The 100 and reality show Fabulous in 12.