The fourth season premiere of “The Originals” is almost here, and there’s so much to talk about — but there’s one question on the mind of just about every fan that simply must be answered: Are characters from “The Vampire Diaries” moving over — and if that happens, what will it mean for “The Originals?”
That’s a question we took straight to “The Originals” star Charles Michael Davis after the series finale of “The Vampire Diaries.” And guess what? There’s good news.
“That is one of the things I think was specifically engineered to allow for characters to come over,” he says. “I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler but we did have a crossover with one of the characters in Season 4 and one of the things they had to wrap their mind around was this is a time jump, which is actually a few years further ahead than ‘The Vampire Diaries.’ And he or she goes, ‘Yes! I live through the finale!’ Because they hadn’t seen it yet.”
Call us crazy, but we’re betting Davis is talking about Alaric (Matt Davis), who was previously confirmed to be making an appearance in Season 4 of “The Originals.” That said, there’s no telling who else may show up following the resurrection of the Mikaelsons — especially when you consider the link drawn between Caroline (Candice King) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) in the “TVD” finale.
As for what comes next, should “The Originals” be renewed for a fifth season, the possibilities for crossovers are endless and Davis has a few ideas about which characters from “The Vampire Diaries” he’s like to share the screen with.
“I think one of the things I’d be really interested to see is the dynamics. I think between Michael Malarkey’s character [Enzo], [Alaric], Kat [Graham]’s character Bonnie — I’d be interested to see what the dynamic is,” he says. “We’ve already had [Tyler] on the show, with scenes with Marcel. And we’ve had Stefan on the show as well andI had a scene with him.”
That doesn’t mean he’s not interested in meeting other characters, though. “I welcome them all, they can all come over,” Davis says.
With an attitude like that from the current King of New Orleans, it wouldn’t surprise us if things started getting pretty busy in the French Quarter: As he jokes, “Tourism is going to go up!”
“The Originals” airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.