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Another Vampire Diaries Spinoff May Be in the Works!

The Vampire Diaries just aired its series finale and The Originals is heading into its fourth season, but it looks like there could be another spinoff in the future!

The series finale episode alluded to a new story for one of the characters and executive producer Julie Plec has been hinting that there’s more to come for the beloved cast.

“I see…a future for either The Originals or another piece of the franchise to launch off of the end of The Originals. So I look forward to being able to play around in that sandbox and see if I can make something of it,” Julie told THR.

She added, “There’s a lot of different things floating around in my head and the first thing I’m going to do is not write and take a vacation. And then when I come back on the other side of that I’m going to go back to work.”

The Originals‘ fourth season is set to air on March 17 on the CW.

'Vampire Diaries' EP Julie Plec Explains Series Finale Death

The Vampire Diaries will claim – at least – one last victim in its series finale tomorrow night.

It has been confirmed that one of the core characters will die during the final hour.

This likely includes Stefan (Paul Wesley), Dmaon (Ian Somerhalder), Caroline (Candice King), Bonnie (Kat Graham), Matt (Zach Roerig), and Alaric (Matt Davis).

We recently caught up with executive producer Julie Plec about what went into that decision.

“It just sort of felt that when you’re dealing with life and death things – in this case, will Mystic Falls burn? Will it survive? – someone is going to have to be murdered in the fight against the bad guy,” Julie told us. “So there were a lot of discussions about who that should be. And the choice of who it was, was made entirely out of character, bringing a character full circle to its proper conclusion.”

The Vampire Diaries series finale airs Friday, March 10 @ 8PM on The CW.

To read more of our interview with Julie, head over to
JustJaredJR.com

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'Vampire Diaries' Executive Producers 'Thrilled' To Have Nina Dobrev Back For Series Finale

The bosses behind The Vampire Diaries are just as happy as we are to have Nina Dobrev return for the series finale.

Executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson both released statements about Nina coming back for the final episode.

“I’m thrilled to bring this show to an end the way we always intended — with Nina back to help us say goodbye,” Julie said (via TVLine.com).

Kevin added, “I’m so excited to have Nina back to ensure our farewell episode is truly epic!”

In case you missed it, find out the official title for the finale episode!

The Vampire Diaries series finale airs Friday, March 10 @ 8PM on The CW

Rami Malek & Christian Slater Celebrate 'Mr. Robot' at SXSW

Rami Malek poses alongside his co-star Christian Slater as they attend a dinner hosted by Entertainment Weekly celebrating their hit show Mr. Robot at the Spotify House during the 2016 SXSW Festival on Saturday (March 12) in Austin, Texas.

The guys were joined inside by actresses Alia Shawkat and Gaby Hoffman, as well as Containment executive producer Julie Plec.

It looks like filming for Mr. Robot season two is getting underway!

“Hello friend #mrrobot,” Christian captioned a Twitter photo of his character’s hat.

20+ pictures inside of Rami Malek, Christian Slater, and more at the Mr. Robot event…More Here! »

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Watch Ian Somerhalder & Chris Wood Kiss While Recreating Famous 'Vampire Diaries' Scene - Watch Now!

Ian Somerhalder waves to fans while taking the stage for The Vampire Diaries panel held during 2015 San Diego Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center on Sunday (July 12) in San Diego, Calif.

The 36-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Paul Wesley, Candice Accola, Kat Graham, Michael Malarkey, and executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.

During the panel, they showed a sizzle reel for fans, and at the end, Ian is seen kissing his former co-star Chris Wood in a reenactment of Damon and Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) epic rain kiss!

“Promise me this is forever,” Kai (Wood) says. Damon (Somerhalder) responds, “I promise.”

And then they make out! Watch below!

Fun fact: Chris is up for Choice TV Villain for his role as Kai at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards!


Ian Somerhalder & Chris Wood Kiss

FYI: Paul is wearing a John Varvatos shirt. Ian is wearing an Alternative t-shirt.

20+ pictures inside of The Vampire Diaries cast at 2015 Comic-ConMore Here! »

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'Vampire Diaries' Creator Tried to Get Nina Dobrev to Stay

The Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec is speaking out about Nina Dobrev‘s decision to leave the long-running CW series after this season ends.

“She was just looking forward to moving on with no hard feelings and no drama,” Julie said on the KCRW podcast last week. “This is taking the personal out of it completely, from a storytelling point of view it’s a great challenge. As writers in the room we’re finding it very rejuvenating. Just on a strictly creative exercise level.”

Nina had said earlier this year that she wanted to be done and we spent a little bit of time trying to talk her out of it. [We'd say,] ‘Oh, look at all these great plans of how you can stay!’” she explained. “And she finally was like, ‘No, I signed up for six years. I’ve done my six years. I’m ready to move on and spread my wings.’”

Julie explained why she decided to have fans learn the news before the episode airs, unlike the time Josh Charles was killed off The Good Wife.

“A lot of people had a hard time with that. It was a beautiful shock, but there’s grief attached to that. And I’m looking at Vampire Diaries, which is now six years deep, and it’s the main character,” she said. “A lot of our audience — they’re still teenagers — and there is a profound attachment to this character and to this show. I started looking at it from a fan point of view and being like, ‘We need to tell them that it’s happening before it happens. You can’t just end the season and do what we’re going to do to this character.”

ARE YOU SAD that Nina Dobrev is leaving The Vampire Diaries?

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Can 'The Vampire Diaries' Survive Without Nina Dobrev?

With The Vampire Diaries losing its leading lady Nina Dobrev at the end of this season, many fans are worried about the future of the show.

But Executive Producer Julie Plec actually approached the topic of losing one of the main trio (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder being the other two) last summer during 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.

“I think the show will go as long as the actors want the show to go,” Julie told E! News. “You know, look, everybody’s under contract. I know that we’ve got plans for season six, we’ve got plans for season seven. I know that our bosses have plans for seasons eight, nine, and 10. I said I want to be part of it as long as I know I could keep telling good stories and as long as the ensemble people that I work with want to be there and are committed and dedicated. So, so far so good, you know. We’ll see how long we can stay, doing it well. We’ll make sure that we don’t start sucking.”

POLL: How will Elena’s story end?

DO YOU THINK The Vampire Diaries can survive without Nina Dobrev? Take our poll below!

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