(WARNING: This article contains spoilers from the series finale of The Vampire Diaries. So if you haven't had the time to watch it yet, go watch it and then come back. You have been warned.)
After eight long years, we finally said goodbye to our beloved vampires from Mystic Falls. It has been an incredible journey, not just for the cast and crew of the #TV show, but also for the large fan base that the show has fostered over the years. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
And on Friday, #TheVampireDiaries aired its last ever episode, leaving the fans of the show in tears. With The Vampire Diaries now off the air, the show has left a void that needs to be filled. However, it seems like the fans might not have to wait for long.
According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Julie Plec, co-creator of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, already has an idea for another spin-off show. During the last couple of minutes of the series finale, we saw that Caroline had set up a boarding school for supernatural students at the Salvatore Mansion and that she received a generous contribution from everyone's favourite hybrid, Klaus, to run Salvatore Boarding School. Talking to THR on the topic, Plec revealed:
"Obviously our timelines did not match up, so Caroline and Klaus are not coming face to face in this season. That being said, we do have crossover elements in the upcoming season of 'The Originals' that's about to start airing and it all brings it back to what I see as 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."
If the spin-off ends up being about Klaus, Caroline, the boarding school and their students, it would definitely please the Klaroline shippers. Also, the boarding school with supernatural students give the show a Hogwarts feel to it, which we would definitely love to explore. The fact that both Caroline and Klaus don't age gives the scope for the story to take place in the distant future so that the characters from The Vampire Diaries don't have to show up from time to time.
Regarding a second #VampireDiaries spin-off show, Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, told THR:
"Julie and I have only had casual discussions about it. I actually guessed what her plans were in one of our casual discussions. I saw them coming. I think that is a discussion that we can have as we go into development. I think she had it set up the right way."
In the meantime, fill your The Vampire Diaries void with The Originals, which returns March 17th on The CW.
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(Sources: The Hollywood Reporter)