The Vampire Diaries season 7 will not only focus on Damon Salvatore; it will also bring another twist to the table: a crossover from the other CW series, The Originals. Furthermore, Ian Somerhalder (Damon) will also get to direct an episode in the latest series.
Initially, there would not be any “The Originals” if there were no “The Vampire Diaries.” Coincidentally, the latest season of “The Vampire Diaries” will involve Michael and Elijah reuniting with the rest of the vampires at Mystic Falls.
Last Sunday, it was revealed during the Television Critics Association that “The Originals” and “The Vampire Diaries” will have a crossover for the latter’s seventh season. According to CW President Mark Pedowitz through TV Line, “You will see organically, a crossover this year. Not of the size and scope of we do with ‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash.’ They have to make sense [story-wise].”
Previous seasons of “The Vampire Diaries” also showcased a crossover with “The Originals,” especially with respect to Michael, Elijah, Tyler and Caroline. This time, the crossover will be due to Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley)’s doing.
The reason for the crossover was revealed by showrunner, Julie Plec. She said, “The storylines happen to match up in a way that Stefan has to go on the run and seek safe haven, and who does he come face-to-face with but Klaus Mikaelson. It’s a nice two-episode set of ‘Vampire Diaries’-‘Originals’ cohabitation.”
It was also reported that Ian Somerhalder will have his chance to direct for “The Vampire Diaries” season 7, episode 16.
The actor recently posted an Instagram photo:
On my way… Prepping Episode 716 of The Vampire Diaries as a director while flying to start shooting @yearsofliving aka SEASON 2 OF YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY. So surreal… My goal in life is to build not only awareness but ACTION to teach the next generation to be the healthiest, compassionate, smart and green generation the world has ever seen… Peace
The post shows him sitting on the director’s chair for episode 16 of the series. The report indicates that this comes to show Somerhalder’s deep dedication to the franchise.
Catch an all-new season of The Vampire Diaries season 7 on CW this January 29, 2016.