Thursday, June 28, 2012

Season 4 premiere date announced

The CW today announced their schedule for all the fall season premieres. TVD will return on Thursday 11th October. I know sooooo long to wait. Executive producer Julie Plec tweeted a while ago that season 4 planning began today and filming will commence early july.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

TVD nominated in 3 more Teen Choice award categories

TVD has had 3 more Teen Choice nominations added.

Choice TV Villain - Joseph Morgan
Choice TV female scene stealer- Candice Accola
Choice TV male scene stealer- Micheal Trevino

So make sure to head over to and vote everyday

Teen choice awards airs sunday 22nd july on Fox

Ian penshoppe pics

via Vampire Diaries Forever and TVD addictions

Monday, June 11, 2012

TVD season 3 DVD release dates revealed

The DVD for season 3 is to be released on august 20th in the UK and august 28th in the US

via Vampire Diaries Net

TVD returning to Comic Con 2012

The Vampire Diaries cast and producers will be returning for their 4th year in a row to comic con for autograph sessions and a Q&A. According to the WB press release the TVD panel will take place on saturday 14th July.
For continuing info on the WB Studio’s plans at Comic-Con, please follow them on Twitter @TheWBdotcom, hashtag #WBSDCC, and visit 

Source Vampire Diaries Online

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Julie Plec talks to E! Online about season 3 finale and upcoming season 4

We think most viewers were surprised that you actually made the decision to turn Elena into a vampire in season three, not at the end of the series. When did you make that decision and was it a tough call to make?
When we had our first network meeting with the CW back when we started the show, we were talking about the books and how there are multiple books and I think we said, "Oh by the way, at the end of the second book, she's a vampire." They were like, "Holy s--t! Are you going to do that?" We were like, "Well, we'll get to it eventually. Maybe season five or season four." And so we always knew that that was part of the journey. As much as I talk about how we stray from the books and how we only use them as a jumping off point, we honestly do like to try and find our way back to fundamental tentpole moments in the book series because it feels like there's a world of stories there and why not? At one point, we had pitched that it would happen at the end of the second season. When we started the second season it was something that we thought, you know what, this could actually get there and we didn't want to because we felt like it was too early, but we kind of had it in our minds. Then what it gave us this year, because we knew from the get-go that was where we were going to end up, it gave us the opportunity to treat the second half of season three almost in its own way like a series finale.

In a way, it feels like a reboot of the series, which is pretty cool.
It felt like we could just go balls to the wall and because in a way when we start over again, we're starting over—we're starting a new story. Same world, same characters, same feelings, same everything but for our ingĂ©nue, and our heroine, we are beginning. It is a beginning for her and what was exciting about it is we knew we were going to do it and so everything we did all year long was leading up to this. This is a girl who misses her parents, this is a girl who regrets the person that she has become and wonders if her parents would be ashamed of her. This is a girl who is trying desperately to hold onto a friendship that reminds her of when she was human. And all that stuff, the Wickery Bridge stuff, everything was all leading knowing that at the end we were going to her driving off the bridge again. And then when we started breaking the fourth season, it makes everything feel so new and so fresh and so, in that way, it takes us back to that great feeling of the beginning of that first season where it's about a girl with a secret and it's a becoming, it's a transition; it makes it all so grounded in character and more interpersonal suspense than big bold epic mythology. We get to start season four with a nice intimate, intelligent, character-driven point of view and then grow from there.

In your mythology, when a person transitions into a vampire, their most dominant trait as a human is amplified. Do you guys already know which trait of Elena's will become more prominent post-transition?
Yeah, we do and that's a lot of what we've layered in this year as well. When Elijah (Daniel Gillies) says, "Your compassion is your greatest gift," that was very much said as a reminder that that is who this girl is. Her compassion is her gift and her Achilles heel. She is fiercely loyal, fiercely protective, and very, very compassionate to those around her in that she can see the good and the bad. When all that stuff gets amplified, it's going to make her, hopefully, kind of a badass, you know? Like, imagine Elena who is willing to stand up and fight the good fight for her brother and for her friends as a human—imagine her now with supernatural abilities. So in a fun way, it's like the birth of a supernatural heroine and with Buffy being the beautiful foundation of that kind of character and Sydney Bristow in Alias, it's a whole new world to explore, so we're kind of excited about that.

In the book series, Elena as a human had a dark side that the show never really explored. Did you ever consider exploring a darker side of Elena before she became a vampire?
I think the difficult thing is the book Elena was, with trying to be respectful, was really kind of selfish and that didn't ever feel like a characteristic that we wanted for our heroine. We kind of abandoned that queen-bee popular complex that in a lot of ways defined early Elena in the books. I think that Elena's dark side, so to speak, is actually in her deep, deep, deep connection to other people, whether they are light or dark. So now that these things get magnified, it is her connection to darker things and darker people is that going to bloom at all or is she still going to be the infallible heroine? I think that grief can do a lot to send somebody off their rocker a little bit, so who knows what she could go through as a vampire.

Obviously, we have to ask about Elena's choice between Stefan and Damon, which at the end of the finale, really didn't matter. A lot of the promotion for the finale was centered on Elena making that decision between the two brothers, so were you at all nervous about what the fan reaction would be like after the episode aired?
A lot of things that I said leading up to that last episode to the press was like, "Elena needs to decide what she wants and who she wants to be with right now according to who she is in her life right now and that she can't string two guys along, even though selfishly in her own way she was afraid to lost somebody else." That's what was driving her, like, "I don't want to lose another person in my life," but she couldn't continue to love them both like Katherine said. I think in the series it is okay to love them both, but in this moment in the show, there was unfinished business between both and she needed to take a stand and have a point of view about it. I think one of the things we wanted to do was give her last human choice and to make it powerful and for that choice to be born out of who she is in that moment as a human. She's not human anymore, so how will she change and what will that do to her relationship with everybody in her life? And so it just opens the door wider rather than closing it.

While watching the show, we couldn't help but notice that despite the fact that Damon is so desperate for love and the quest for it has defined him, no one has actually ever said "I love you" to him. Is that a conscious decision the writers made?
Somebody actually commented on that, that the words "I love you" were never spoken to Damon, which was never deliberate for us in that it just never felt like something Stefan (Paul Wesley) would say. Brothers show their love, they don't say their love. I think Stefan loves his brother now in ways that he has strayed from over the last century and a half. Now that it's been pointed out that it has never been said, I think that when it is said it's going to be really specific, deliberate, and very special. I don't think Elena could have said, "I love you, Damon" and even if she does love him, even if she has these deep feelings for him because she still loves Stefan and to respect that relationship and to be committed in that moment as she decided to choose that relationship. You know, there's still that story left to tell before those words can come out of her mouth.

season 3 DVD cover revealed

Monday, June 4, 2012

Julie Plec teases 7 things to come for TVD in season 4

1. Stefan will lean on Caroline during Elena's transition: "Caroline is an acolyte of the Stefan school of sobriety so to speak, so she's going to be all, 'I'm with you buddy, I'm on your team' as they try to help Elena [Nina Dobrev]," Plec said. "I remember saying in Episode 203 when Stefan takes Caroline under his wing that the two of them and their chemistry was so delightful... It's such a pleasure to watch."

2. A possible rekindling for Caroline and Matt: While Caroline is very much in love with Tyler (Michael Trevino) at this moment, after re-watching the beginnings of Caroline and Matt's relationship in Season 1, Plec said, "I think Caroline and Matt [Zach Roerig], in the long run of the series, will have another moment."

3. Bonnie's dad will finally be introduced: "It's time!" Plec said when we asked about Daddy Bennett's arrival. "This year is a big year of transitions. It's the end of senior year, and there's a rich home life for everybody we're going to explore."

4. Will Joseph Morgan be back as Klaus in the season premiere? We asked Plec if this tweet to Morgan meant she could confirm he'd be in the premiere. Unfortunately, the mention was a little premature. "I actually can't say," she said. "We haven't broken [down] the script yet, so it remains to be seen how long we'll play Tyler as Klaus."

5. Alaric (Matt Davis) could definitely return: "As long as Jeremy can see ghosts and Alaric is out there in the universe, then there's a window there," Plec said. "The moment in the end of the finale when he shows up broke every rule in the book, but I didn't care. For us it was more important for us to give Matt Davis and Alaric that last goodbye to say, 'Yes, he was the bad guy for the last few episodes, but here he is in that Obi-Wan kind of way.'"

6. Damon's evolution will continue: After re-watching a scene from the Season 1 episode "162 Candles," which screened at the festival, Plec noted that Damon (Ian Somerhalder) has evolved in the two seasons since. "This is a reminder that Damon is a character that started in a very dark place, but with a lot of love and emotion brewing under him," Plec said. "All of our characters, including his own brother, had to witness his evolution as a person and he has done some really extraordinarily sh---y things, but he has also done them in the name of love, pain, abandonment, self-preservation, survival and family. He's going to keep evolving and Elena's feelings for him are going to continue to evolve."

7. Season 4 will make viewers scream: Writer Jose Molina, who was also on the panel, perhaps gave the most agonizing tease. "We have the road map for next season and before we broke for vacation, I was staring and looking at everything we have planned and this stupid grin spread over my face," he said. "I was like, 'They are going to s---.' Already we have so many moments where people are going to freak."

Via TV Guide