When The Vampire Diaries returns for Season 4, the friendship between Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) that fans have been clamoring for will finally be further explored.
"I always look at Caroline as Stefan's future [best friend] Lexi [Arielle Kebbel]," executive producer Julie Plec said during this weekend's ATX Television Festival panel, moderated by this reporter. "You've seen little pockets of a friendship spark between them, and I see Caroline in the long run of the series becoming that important in Stefan's life."
Vampire Diaries, Michael Trevino
How long will The Vampire Diaries' Michael Trevino get to play Klaus? If it's up to the actor, it could be a while.
"I'd like to take a crack at playing Klaus. I think it would be fun," Trevino told TVGuide.com. "Joseph Morgan could take a break."
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Candice Accola, Michael Trevino
School's finally back in session on The Vampire Diaries.
"You're going to start seeing these characters back in the high school atmosphere and a little bit more in their age-bracket element," Candice Accola tells TVGuide.com.
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Slap on your flapper dresses and tailcoat tuxedos. The Vampire Diaries is flashing back to the roaring '20s.
In Thursday's episode, Stefan (Paul Wesley) will revisit a piece of his past, one in which he doesn't actually remember (thank goodness for diaries!), but is filled with blood and a serious disregard for human life and emotions. How horrifying is it? Let's just say that next to Ripper Stefan, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) actually looks pretty tame.
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As Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) attempt to track him down, they'll be faced with their own set of problems; namely, what could possibly bring him back from the brink of maniacal bloodlust? Plus, new friends and old foes return. Get the scoop on Vampire Diaries' trip to the '20s below, along with Caroline's (Candice Accola) fate, the Originals and Jeremy's (Steven R. McQueen) ghost issues...
Vicki and Anna may have been together in their shocking return to Vampire Diaries, but when the show returns for Season 3, they'll be anything but united.
"Vicki has a master plan and it's trying to be stopped by Anna," Kayla Ewell, who plays Vicki Donovan, tells TVGuide.com. "A lot of what Anna says is, 'Beware of Vicki, be careful.'"
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Sara Canning and Nina Dobrev
Of all the deaths during two seasons of The Vampire Diaries, none were as tragic and personal as the loss of Jenna — and that was exactly the point, executive producer Julie Plec says.
"The loss of life in the sacrifice ritual needed to be as deeply personal as possible in order to show how big of a move it was that Klaus is making and how profound of an impact it would have on not only Elena's life, but on everybody," Plec tells TVGuide.com.
Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley
With three episodes left and a full moon rising, The Vampire Diaries prepares to close its sophomore season by upping the stakes. Thursday's episode of the CW drama (at 8/7c) — titled "The Last Day" — is the precursor to the long-awaited ritual that may create a new race of vampire-werewolf hybrids, if Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is able to scrounge up the materials needed. And boy, will he stop at nothing to do so.
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When The Vampire Diaries left off, Mystic Falls experienced a minor massacre, this time leaving Matt Donovan almost dead. With vampire Caroline at his side to feed him blood, Matt was restored to life, but not before realizing a bit of truth about his blood-sucking ex-girlfriend. In Thursday's new episode (8/7c on CW), star Candice Accola, who plays Caroline, says viewers will get to see the conclusion of the life-changing conversation between her and Matt (Zach Roerig). Plus: Accola teases Klaus' anticipated arrival and Tyler's return.
Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, Paul Wesley
As Vampire Diaries dives into the second half of Season 2, the impending vampire-werewolf conflict will culminate in the season's final full moon — which executive producer Julie Plec says will be filled with "bad, bad things." That's not the only trouble Mystic Falls will see. Get the scoop from the cast below:
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The Vampire-Werewolf War: The conflict between the vampires and werewolves "is going from a simmer to a boil," Plec says. In the center of it all: star-crossed maybe-lovers werewolf Tyler (Michael Trevino) and vampire Caroline (Candice Accola). "The next few episodes take us down the road of what Tyler knows, what he learns and how it impacts his friendships with Caroline and Matt [Zach Roerig]," Plec says. Adds Paul Wesley: "There are unforeseen alliances."
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Diehard fans of both The Vampire Diaries and the series of books the show is based on know that they aren't the same thing. Certain elements from the novels haven't made it into the show -- but executive producer Julie Plec says that doesn't mean they won't borrow in the future. (Besides, she adds, some of what works in the books comes off, well, a bit "cheesy" on screen!)
Plec sat down with TVGuide.com on the Atlanta set of the CW series to talk about the relationship between the books and the show. What won't make it to TV? Which relationship may not happen at all? Plus, Plec reveals she's thinking of giving...