In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on newsstands today, we have the exclusive first look at the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries, which serves as a backdoor pilot for an Originals spinoff set in The Big Easy. In that hour, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) return to New Orleans — a city they helped build, then fled about 100 years ago when Mikael chased them out — and find that Klaus’ former protégé Marcel (The Game‘s Charles Michael Davis) has turned it into a town where, for all intents and purposes, vampires walk the streets freely. “Marcel’s got people to look the other way while they have these crazy hedonistic parties and do whatever they want,” Morgan says. Shooting one of those soirees earlier this month at New Orleans’ Hotel Royal, which doubled for Marcel’s home, proved memorable for the actor… READ FULL STORY »
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'Vampire Diaries': Daniel Gillies on Elijah's return -- 'He's gonna shock and possibly even horrify'
In next week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, Elijah is back. “There’s been a lot of talk about what I’m returning for and to do,” Daniel Gillies says. The episode’s synopsis simply states that Elena has a “surprising encounter” with Elijah in Pennsylvania, where she and Rebekah are headed in their search for Katherine and the cure. “All I can say is tune in,” Gillies says, “because Elijah’s gonna shock and possibly even horrify a few. In fact, I’ll say he’s gonna horrify many. But franky, I don’t care. I think what he’s doing is wonderful.”
Exec producer Julie Plec is even more vague: “The first glimpse of Elijah, your heart explodes, you’re so happy to see him. And he is quintessential Elijah, dressed in his beautiful suit with his lovely demeanor, and, as always, trying to find ways to keep Klaus in his place and keep his family together.” (That’s also what Elijah will be doing in the April 25 episode, which serves as the backdoor pilot for the Originals spinoff.)
After this week’s episode, in which Silas put the white oak stake in Klaus’ back and threatened to do worse if he doesn’t get him the cure, Klaus appears to need all the help he can get. While promo shots show Caroline with him — is she getting the splinters out? — we like the shirtless shot of Joseph Morgan, above, the best. Which leads us to an important question: READ FULL STORY »
The Vampire Diaries is back tonight to begin a new chapter, with an Elena who’s turned off her emotions to survive the pain of Jeremy’s death. How will it affect her relationship with Damon? “I think the loyalty part definitely went out the window,” Ian Somerhalder says. “I think the sire bond was more emotionally based, and now she doesn’t care about anything. He’s kinda screwed. She’s not havin’ it. And she doesn’t want the cure. She’s thinking You know what, I’m just so tired of being so vulnerable. This way, she walks out of the house, and she’s not worried about getting killed every five minutes. She’s now an empowered badass chick. So having said that, I think that Damon’s gonna have to abdicate that throne of being Sire Man.” READ FULL STORY »
Good day, Roomies!
Hope the world is treating you well. I certainly can’t complain. In the last week since we’ve touched base, I’m settled into my new L.A.-based digs, mourned the loss of my access to solid public transportation and purchased a car, and started a Fund the Veronica Mars movie piggy bank. Very busy, as you can see. But that brings me to the highlight of my week: Giving y’all scoop on the cool stuff coming up on your favorite shows.
Check out this week’s offerings below, and if you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask! SpoilerRoom@ew.com or on Twitter: @EWSandraG.
‘ARROW’ FINALE DISH
How great was Arrow’s Paley panel this weekend? (If you missed it, you suck. Kidding! You can watch it here.) But before the event, Spoiler Room hit the red carpet for some scoop on the finale that executive producer Marc Guggenheim says will find the conflict between Arrow/Oliver (Stephen Amell) and John Barrowman’s Merlyn coming to a big climax. READ FULL STORY »
We’ve already seen that no-humanity Elena isn’t shy when it comes to her body, and now it appears that the same thing goes for both her feeding habits and her flexibility. Yes, I said flexibility.
In the latest clip from next week’s episode, Stefan interrupts Elena’s cheerleading warm ups to question her eating habits. Apparently, the hospital’s blood supply is missing. But Elena assures her ex that she prefers something … warmer. And despite his best efforts to warn Elena about the darkness of ripper-hood, she decides that maybe this is better version of Elena Gilbert. Regardless, this is definitely the more flexible version of Elena Gilbert.
Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY »
My lovely roomies, I hope you’re well. Hello from sunny California, where (#twist!) I now live! Exciting, right?
Now, it won’t really affect our weekly party, but I just wanted to share the news because we’re pals. Anyway, that’s my life update. Now for a juicy update on all your favorite shows!
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‘VAMPIRE DIARIES’: SCOOP ON ELENA’S NEW LOOK
Elena + pink streaks? It’s true! But this new ‘do is only part of the Elena makeover fans will be seeing from the sans-humanity Elena, reveals executive producer Julie Plec. READ FULL STORY »
'The Vampire Diaries': Julie Plec talks last night's death, teases 'adventures of new vampire Elena'
DO NOT read the following story if you have not watched last night’s episode of
DO NOT read the following story if you have not watched last night’s episode ofThe Vampire Diaries. It contains in-depth discussion of major plot points. You’ve been warned.
Last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries was a true turning point in the life of this often bold series — from Elena letting go of her humanity to Jeremy’s indefinite exit from the land of the living. But chances are that after the tears finally dried up — or after you collapsed from emotional exhaustion — your attention was turned to the natural next question: What now?
Well, for the answer, we turned to executive producer Julie Plec, who offered up some insight into last night’s major developments and gave us a preview of what do expect when the show returns in March.
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According to an EW.com poll after last week’s Vampire Diaries cliffhanger, only 25 percent of viewers are absolutely certain that Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) will live again after Silas drained him of his blood and snapped his neck. Another 17 percent are nearly certain, while 37 percent think the odds are 50/50, and 22 percent believe we’ve lost him (and his white tanks) for good. Watch our exclusive clip below of Jeremy’s return home; you’ll know what Stefan would have voted. READ FULL STORY »
If you think that’s a spoiler in the headline, it’s not really: Even those of us who saw last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries have no clue what’s happening with Jeremy! He had his resurrection ring on, so shouldn’t he rise again after thawing Silas drained him and snapped his neck? But then why is Meredith asking Elena to release “the body” to her in the extended promo for the Feb. 21 episode? Why isn’t Jeremy waking up? Does him being a member of The Five, or something having to do with Silas, negate the ring’s power? Watch the teaser below to see how badly Elena takes (possibly) losing her last family member. As Damon says, “I’m not enough, not this time.” READ FULL STORY »
In Thursday’s episode of The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 8 p.m. ET), Joseph Morgan’s Klaus is still trapped in Elena’s house while the hunt for the cure continues on that island off the coast of Nova Scotia. “He’s really the only thing at the moment that can help them translate the code on the sword and break the code on the tattoo and find out where the cure is. [Tyler and Caroline] are pushing him to try to get that information, and he, as always, loves to lord it over people. ‘Yeah, I have the information. Maybe you should beg me,’” Morgan says. “I feel like if this was an episode of 24, the other characters are the ones out on the streets busting into a drug warehouse or something, and we’re the ones back in headquarters going on the computer like [bloop], ‘We’re uploading the satellite thing now.’ There’s that kind of feel to it.”
As we’ve been pointing out in our recaps, we’ve never actually heard what form the cure takes and how many people can partake in it. That will change this week: “It’ll become a lot clearer,” Morgan says. “We find out a lot more about what the rules are concerning the cure.” Something else to look forward to: Klaus’ incarceration will leave him understandably pissed: “They killed his brother, he saw it, it was right there in front of him. And to top if off, Tyler spent the next two episodes taunting him. I don’t know if we can get quite as glorious as the slaughter of 12 hybrids with an ancient sword, but he’s certainly going to come out looking for vengeance.” (Klaus won’t be in the Feb. 21 episode, “Stand By Me.” Says Morgan, “That’s because of the way he lays it down in this episode.”) READ FULL STORY »
It’s good day for sci-fi shows on The CW: Freshman action-drama Arrow, mid-run hit The Vampire Diaries and veteran series Supernatural have just received early pickups for next season.
All will return this fall.
“We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit Arrow and fan favorite Supernatural on Wednesday night, and the continued success of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “Not only do [all three] perform well on-air, they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially. I’m thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season.”
This will give a second season to Arrow, a fifth to Vampire Diaries (which is also nursing a spinoff pilot this season, The Originals) and a ninth for the Winchester brothers of Supernatural. All three shows were expected to return and represent easy decisions for the network. The choices get tougher from here, with the network probably reserving several of its more difficult calls until after its had a chance to see its pilots. Click here for Pedowitz’s hints last month about which CW shows will get renewed.
In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, we speak to the women behind the shows we love, and that includes The Vampire Diaries‘ exec producer Julie Plec, who weaves an epic tale of vampire romance — and loneliness — with twists that make us gasp, swoon, and sob. Here, Plec, 40, shares how she went from TV fan to showrunner, where she gets her inspiration, who is her secret weapon, what she and Kevin Williamson were doing when they “met and fell in love,” and when they decided how TVD would ultimately end.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When you first moved to LA, what did you set out to do?
JULIE PLEC: I embarrass myself repeatedly when I say this, because I find it to be so terribly shallow. I wish I could say, “Oh, having read Shakespeare, I just really wanted to be a storyteller.” No. I wanted to work in Hollywood. I was captivated by it. I read Premiere magazine, and Movieline magazine, and Us before it was a weekly magazine. I read Tiger Beat and Bop from the time I was 9, 10, 11 years old. I loved movies. I saw E.T. seven times. I used to yell at people who called me when L.A. Law was on because they should know better. So I just have been so in love with the business of Hollywood since I can remember. And I just sorta said, “Well, I ‘m gonna go. I’m gonna do something.” And what’s hilarious is that I was a film major at Northwestern, and I transferred out of the film program halfway through because I thought, “Well, I don’t want to be a director, and I can’t write, and producers are only into the money, so I don’t know what the hell I’m gonna do.” I ended up with an interdepartmental major where I did a lot of theater, a lot of communications, and some film work. I learned more about who I am, and how to be a great worker, and a great artistic worker, from doing student theater. I was a stage manager, I was an assistant stage manager, I was on the running crew. I did probably 25 shows at Northwestern, all musicals of course. [Laughs] READ FULL STORY »
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