Co-Executive Producer Michael Narducci Talks THE ORIGINALS Season 2, Original Family Flashbacks, Future VAMPIRE DIARIES Crossovers, and More

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On Season 2 of The CW drama series The Originals, the newly empowered werewolves are controlling the city, leaving the vampires in a very dangerous position.  Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) have vowed to make New Orleans a safe home for their daughter, Hope, but they also have their own inner demons to battle, as she adjusts to life as a hybrid and he finds himself regularly weakened as the werewolves use the moonlight rings forged in his blood.  And if they survive all of that, there is still plenty of unfinished Original family business to contend with.

During this recent interview to discuss the new season, co-executive producer Michael Narducci talked about what fans can expect from the overall story for The Originals Season 2, getting to learn more about the Original family through flashbacks, what Davina (Danielle Campbell) is up to, a possible love interest for Josh (Steven Krueger), where things are at for Hayley and Elijah (Daniel Gillies), learning more about Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) background, where Cami (Leah Pipes) fits in, Nina Dobrev’s flashback appearance as Tatia, possible future cross-overs with The Vampire Diaries, and whether anyone will come to suspect that baby Hope is not actually dead.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

PaleyFest 2014: Executive Producers and Cast Talk THE ORIGINALS, Killing Off Characters, VAMPIRE DIARIES Crossovers, the Season Finale, and More

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For more than 30 years, PaleyFest has held panel sessions and screenings that connect the worldwide community of television fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV shows.  One of the evenings was to celebrate the popular CW series The Originals, which has already been picked up for Season 2.  Collider was there to catch up with the cast and creative team, and we’ve compiled highlights from both the red carpet and panel.

During the evening, executive producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci, as well as actors Joseph Morgan (“Klaus Mikaelson”), Daniel Gillies (“Elijah Mikaelson”), Claire Holt (“Rebekah Mikaelson”), Phoebe Tonkin (“Hayley”) and Danielle Campbell (“Davina”), talked about how the actors find out they’re going to get killed off, what’s to come for their characters, how the show is creeping towards the redemption of Klaus and the undoing of Elijah, what led to Rebekah’s hopefully temporary exit, whether the biggest challenge for Elijah will be trying to keep peace with his family or trying to keep peace with the supernatural community, why fans love the Elijah-Hayley relationship, possible cross-overs with The Vampire Diaries, what things are like for Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) in exile, and what fans can expect from the finale.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Writer/Producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci Talk THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 4, the Holiday Episode, and Big Reveals

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Only a handful of episodes into Season 4 and already things are ramping up on the popular The CW drama series The Vampire Diaries. New mythologies are being explored, characters have died, love triangles have shifted and, yet again, everyone’s future is in question.

During this recent interview to promote the show, executive producer/writer Julie Plec and co-producer/writer Michael Narducci talked about the decision to bring back the actual diaries, what Elena (Nina Dobrev) will be going through now, the hunter tattoo affecting Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), the need for a human foil, how Elena’s predicament could affect her relationships with Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder), what consequences a cure for vampirism could have on everyone in Mystic Falls, possibly meeting the rest of The Brotherhood of The Five, when the other Originals might return, what the holiday episode will focus on, and the importance of giving big reveals throughout the season. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are spoilers.

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