The Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec opens up about the writers’ decision to keep Klaus around despite earlier plans to kill him at the end of season 3, and shares some season 4 spoilers.
Speaking to TV Line, Plec reveals the reason for letting Klaus survive Alaric’s attack:
Our intention was to kill Klaus at the end of season 3. We created the character last year… and our intention was, that after a long, arduous year of trying to vanquish and defeat the villain, our heroes would prevail and he would be no more. But when you have actors [like Joseph Morgan] who are that good, making such a distinct mark in the roles that they are playing, you have to let your storytelling evolve and wrap around that a little bit. We collectively decided around the middle of season 3 that we weren’t done with Klaus — or Joseph. We also weren’t done with the Original family, because with the addition of Rebekah and Kol, there’s still a lot of story to tell.
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