"The Vampire Diaries" finale left fans in tears, and in a state of hopeful confusion. What was with that letter from Klaus to Caroline? It was teased as "the beginning of another story," so what story and will fans ever see it? Will Caroline head over to "The Originals" now? Will there be another TVD spinoff around that boarding school for gifted children?
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TVD creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson broke down the TVD finale with various outlets, providing a bit of hope on that Klaroline letter, without making any promises. Because it sounds like they don't honestly know what will happen either.
"I can't make any promises for many reasons: One, because we don't have a fifth season of 'The Originals,'" Plec told Entertainment Weekly. "Two, because while I love the world of the boarding school and all that it represents, that would be an entirely new show that I haven't even begun to think about, but the doors were not left open unintentionally. They're open with a hope, not a promise."
Got it. Plec told Deadline there's no spinoff in the works, but she does have spinoff ideas on her mind. "I don't see any reboot or spinoff opportunities right now. I think the point of the finale was to say goodbye. That being said, it is during that window where the timeline would line up with what's happening in 'The Originals,' and so I think that certainly there's an opportunity, not yet planned, but an opportunity to bring some of those stories forward over into what's happening in the land of the 'Original' family."
"The Originals" Season 4 is starting March 17, and Deadline asked if fans can expect some seeds to bloom in this new season. Plec laughed and answered, "There are seeds planted to bloom inside 'The Originals' should opportunity present itself. There are seeds planted for a new version of a show that tells a different story than the story that's been told so far with different people. There's lots of opportunity, and now it's all a matter of which roads we should go down."
Williamson added, "Look, Caroline and Alaric opening up the school for special children is one avenue we could go down for potential storyline for its own series – maybe. I've always wanted Klaus and Caroline to have another moment, another storyline, another some sort of future. So, we opened up that world to sort of suggest that they did, when it was Klaus that donated all the money to start the school. But nothing is in the works."
So, if this is going to happen, The CW either needs to give a green light to "The Originals" Season 5 or they need to OK a second TVD spinoff, and the creators can work out the details from there. In the meantime, TVD fans are still debating aspects of the series finale, many wishing it were a lot longer than just one hour.
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