Julie Plec reveals five storylines she’s ‘super-excited’ about in season five.
“Anything’s possible” as we head into the fifth season of The Vampire Diaries this fall, and executive producer Julie Plec was on-hand June 9 to preview the drama to come. While fielding fan questions during the show’s panel at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, she shed some light on the “great new characters, great new world … and great new romance” ahead.
1. Damon & Elena’s ‘New Relationship’
Of course, their relationship will be affected by the “villain in their midst they don’t know is a villain at the beginning.”
2. The ‘Mystery’ Of Stefan & Silas
Speaking of that unknown villain, Julie said fans will really enjoy Stefan’s doppelganger story line, which will allow Paul Wesley to flex his acting muscles as two completely different characters.
“[There will be] a pretty cool mythology that will carry on in terms of Silas, and the mystery of his past — 1,000 or 2,000 years ago,” she said.
3. There’s Still Hope For ‘Klaroline’
Despite two major obstacles standing in the way of Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Caroline (Candice Accola) getting together — not only are they on separate shows, but Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is also pregnant with Klaus’ baby — Julie said we shouldn’t consider ‘Klaroline’ to be a thing of the past:
Hayley is, by no means, the Cinderella in the Klaus love story. Hayley is a girl who’s pretty tough, fiery, independent … a survivor in her own right who got drunk, had sex and got knocked up. She’s going to have her own journey. She’s not really meant to be a threat to Klaus’ love life.
4. A ‘Freakin’ Pissed’ Human Katherine
Deciding to make Katherine the vampire who took the cure was no easy task for Julie and her writing team — but it’ll certainly be even less easy for Katherine, who will struggle to cope with suddenly being human again.
“We were just in the room the other day talking about the first time she catches a cold — just how freakin’ pissed she’s going to be about that,” Julie joked.
5. Jeremy Gilbert: Born Again
Fans were thrilled when Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) returned to the land of the living on the fourth season finale — but don’t expect his return to be a smooth one. Julie said there will be plenty of new obstacles as the hunter-turned-ghost-turned-human heads back to school.
“What the hell cover story is that going to be?” she said. “How’s he going to explain that? He had a memorial service! There were flyers!”
HollywoodLifers, what are YOU most excited to see on The Vampire Diaries next season? Drop a comment with your reaction to Julie’s spoilers, as well as your own predictions!
— Andy Swift