'The Vampire Diaries' could get a second spinoff



[This story contains spoilers from the series finale of The Vampire Diaries.]

The Vampire Diaries has come to an end — The CW hit just aired the final episode of its eight-season run — but that doesn't mean the story is over.

Co-creator Julie Plec tells The Hollywood Reporter that she already has an idea for another TVD spinoff (The Originals will debut its fourth season on March 17).

Friday's series finale alluded to "another story" for character Caroline Forbes (Candice King), who ends up opening a school for supernatural children like her own — funded by none other than her former love, Klaus (Joseph Morgan). While the duo will not interact on the upcoming season of The Originals, they potentially could in the future.

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My undead brothers... I thought vampires weren't supposed to age. Lol. We definitely don't look the same after 8 years, but the make up helped. Raising a glass to celebrate 8 wonderful seasons together, it has been such a beautiful (and liver damaging) adventure knowing you all. Cheers family. 🍾🤗❤ #TVDForever
It feels surreal to know that tonight is the last episode of TVD - the final chapter in an 8 year epic journey. A final goodbye to all the fans, without whom this dream would not have been realized. Goodbye to all my cast and crew family, to Julie & Kevin. And finally goodbye to Matt Donovan. It was an honor to bring you to life all these years, I hope some day I can follow in your footsteps with a plaque in my honor! Peace and love. Until the next adventure. ✌🏼
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Vampire diaries... thank you for existing.... I got to meet some good friends, memories that will stick with me... and a friend I call my long lost sister (neens😜)! And if it wasn't for us being on CW shows ... we may not have crossed paths! Congratulations to the hard working creators, writers, crew, and a cast that I truly enjoy hanging out with! #TVDForever
Me and Dobreva- London circa 2010
Lots of love and gratitude to @julieplec for keepin Matty blue around
Last scene in Damon's bedroom. #TVDforever
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Tonight is the series finale of The Vampire Diaries and I can't seem to find the words to express what this show means to me. It changed my life and gave me a second family (a third through The Originals). Congratulations to the unbelievably talented/hard working cast and crew on 8 incredible seasons. I also want to say thank you to the wonderful fans for your support and loyalty. I love you all! #tvdforever #tvd
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"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."

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While Plec isn't actively working on it, she does plan to start after she takes a break. "There's a lot of different things floating around in my head," she told THR, "and the first thing I'm going to do is not write and take a vacation. And then when I come back on the other side of that I'm going to go back to work."

The CW president Mark Pedowitz told THR this week that the fate of The Originals is not tied to TVD, so the show could potentially continue beyond the upcoming season. "Look, the show stands on its own. We have not premiered it yet; it's a week away," he said. "This will be a decision we make in the May scheduling. But I hope to be able to announce at the May upfront that it's returning. That's my hope."

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As for the second spinoff, "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."

To clarify: He's not ruling anything out.

"I work in show business," he said. "You can't."

The Originals premieres Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. on The CW. Would you watch another Vampire Diaries spinoff? Sound off in the comments section, below.


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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev accepts the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Award for 'Vampire Diaries' onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev accepts the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Award for 'Vampire Diaries' onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev, winner of the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi award for The Vampire Diaries, poses in the press room during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev, winner of the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi award for The Vampire Diaries, poses in the press room during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev, winner of the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi award for The Vampire Diaries, poses in the press room during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev attends the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev, winner of the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi award for The Vampire Diaries, poses in the press room during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev accepts the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Award for 'Vampire Diaries' onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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