“The Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev will be crossing over to its spin-off “The Originals,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Dobrev has played Elena Gilbert for all six seasons on The CW mainstay, though Elena won’t be setting foot in New Orleans (where the show is set). Instead, Dobrev will play a new doppelganger — the original doppelganger, as it turns out — named Tatia, who has history with brothers Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan).
Dobrev will appear as Tatia in flashbacks in the Monday, Nov. 3 episode.
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“What we remember from ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ for those who watch both shows, is that [Klaus and Elijah] both loved her, so it’s a little bit of history repeating itself like with Stefan [Paul Wesley] and Damon [Ian Somerhalder],” said “The Originals” showrunner Julie Plec, according to E!.
“And then Esther [Alice Evans], their mother, killed her so that she could make Klaus not a hybrid. There’s lots of secrets and scandal and romance and terrible tragedy attached to her character. We’ll get to go back into the past to see how that all played out.”
Season 2 of “The Originals” begins Monday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. on The CW.