Julie Plec, exec producer of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals,” is always being asked about potential crossovers of the two shows, and usually she’s pretty coy about it, but today she surprised us all by confirming that one is happening in Episode 2.05 of the latter!
Most surprising of all is which actor and character is involved. It’s Nina Dobrev, who’ll be portraying yet another doppelganger… and it’s one we haven’t officially met yet.
As Plec told E! Online, “There’s a lot of people that could cross over, and when we plan our crossovers, we like to think of the most clever way to integrate ‘The Vampire Diaries’ mythology into ‘The Originals mythology. There was a character’s name introduced a long time ago in [‘TVD’] Season Three in association with Klaus [Joseph Morgan] and Elijah [Daniel Gillies] and how they became vampires and a girl that they both loved a long time ago who was the original doppelganger, Tatia. So Nina Dobrev will be visiting ‘The Originals’ for a nice little storyline in our fifth episode, which airs November 3.”
She added, “What we remember from ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ for those who watch both shows, is that [Klaus and Elijah] both loved her… And then Esther [Alice Evans], their mother, killed her so that she could make Klaus not a hybrid. There’s lots of secrets and scandal and romance and terrible tragedy attached to her character. We’ll get to go back into the past to see how that all played out.”