Joseph teases TV Guide readers that tonight’s episode titled The Originals is bringing a whole new flavor to the series.
“Tonally, it’s a little different. The Vampire Diaries is a coming-of-age story and The Originals, like Julie [Plec] has said, is more like The Lost Boys, embracing the nature of being a vampire where you party all night and sleep all day. It’s really about these guys who want to be vampires as opposed to the guilt and remorse the weight of that which comes with The Vampire Diaries.”
Joseph descibes Klaus as a fan of manipulation. “He makes a few direct challenges throughout the episode, and there are a few displays of violence,” he adds. “The interesting thing to see will be who he’s willing to work with to get where he wants to be and what commitments he’s willing to make to them.”
Although the future of “The Originals” remains to be seen, Morgan says he can’t think about the possibility of the pilot not going to series, even if Plec told us she has “a glorious character story for him to tell in the world of Mystic Falls” should the spin-off not happen.
“Everyone at the moment is moving forward as if it will go to series, which I think is the way to go,” he says. “I have to proceed that way, because however ‘glorious’ the [story line] is, I think it’ll be a disappointment for me to happen.”
Joseph also admits that the backdoor pilot never could’ve happened had it not been for the fans. After all, Klaus was originally intended to be killed off in Season 3.
“I’m so excited for people to meet the new characters and see this new world and what this could be, should it go to series,” Morgan says. “I don’t think I would have this opportunity if the fans hadn’t responded so warmly to Klaus, an old villain, so I really appreciate everyone’s support and I hope this is something of a thank you to them.”
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