We've just returned from a screening of this Tuesday night's episode of The Originals, which is titled "Fruit Of The Poisoned Tree." After the screening, Originals Executive Producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci spoke with a room full of TV journalists about what is coming up on the show, and one of those topics happened to be the upcoming crossover with The Vampire Diaries, as Michael Trevino's Tyler Lockwood werewolf will be making his way into the spin-off series.
"I can say that the crossover's happening very soon, that it will answer a couple questions, one of which is at least answering the first piece of the mystery of the protective wolf," Julie Plec teased when first approached to talk about the crossover.
"It will also introduce a lot more questions," Michael Narducci added. "A lot of things will come out of that crossover that are going to shake things up within the core dynamic of the Original family, and there will be a whole storyline that will come out of where that crossover leads them, geographically, and what they discover when they're there, so there's a lot of stuff that's about to be introduced," he said. As to the geographic "where" of things will go, Plec revealed that it is the bayou, not Mystic Falls, that Hayley and Tyler find themselves.
"One of the big things that Hayley has been asking herself quietly, and the whole thing that brought her to New Orleans in the first place, was to try to get answers about what bloodline she came from; the mystery of what this mark on her shoulder means; that Klaus, in Vampire Diaries, led her to New Orleans. That's kind of what kickstarted this whole experience," Julie said. "The one thing that Tyler does offer in his presence, as he sets foot into this world, is answers, and more information, and so he takes her to a place out in the bayou, where she's going to start to understand a bit of where she comes from."
If you're wondering when the Originals-Vampire Diaries character crossover may air, it appear that it will likely air during November sweeps. "It's funny; we don't plot things for sweeps, because we like to believe that every episode needs to be its own sort of 'power movie.' That being said, it does, in our schedule, fall into [November.] I'm fairly certain we'll catch our first glimpse of Tyler before November's over," Julie confirmed.
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