The Vampire Diaries Alum Would Love A 10-Year Reunion Event
The Vampire Diaries started its own universe back in 2009. Now that 10 years have gone by -- leading to two spinoffs, The Originals and Legacies -- at least one OG star would love to get everyone back together to wax nostalgic over this crazy journey.
Michael Trevino currently stars as Kyle Valenti on The CW's Roswell, New Mexico. But he's still known as Tyler Lockwood to many fans who watched him for eight seasons on The Vampire Diaries and even a couple of episodes of The Originals. Trevino was recently asked how he'd feel about a Vampire Diaries reunion. At first, he seemed to want to clarify strictly a reunion vs. a show reboot/revival. He made it clear he's totally down for the former:
As Michael Trevino told Access, he'd love some kind of gathering to talk about the 10-year journey they've been on. Hopefully they'd tape it for the fans, perhaps to air before Legacies Season 2 premieres this fall.
Since September marks the 10th anniversary of the Vampire Diaries' premiere, the timing could be perfect. And since The Originals ended one year ago this August, maybe gather the stars of all three shows -- Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Legacies -- and have them compare stories across The Vampire Diaries Universe. Film the event as a special episode to air the hour before Legacies Season 2 premieres. Boom.
Not that the cast members are really waiting for an official reunion event to reunite. Michael Trevino was asked if the stars keep in touch at all:
Matt Davis brought his Vampire Diaries character Alaric Saltzman back as one of the leads of Legacies. Zach Roerig also brought Matt Donovan to the spinoff for two episodes early in Legacies Season 1. I'd say bring Michael Trevino's Tyler back into the mix, but Tyler is not only dead, he's at peace in the afterlife, having reunited with Vicki. They still keep an eye on Matt.
Michael Trevino was one of The Vampire Diaries alumni at Nina Dobrev's (Elena Gilbert Salvatore) big 30th birthday party, joined by Kayla Ewell (Vicki) and Candice King (Caroline), plus The Vampire Diaries Universe queen Julie Plec.
The Vampire Diaries premiered on September 10, 2009. But first it had to get the OK from The CW. The network announced it had given a green light to a pilot in February 2009. The series was officially picked up for 2009-2010 in May 2009. So 10 years ago today, Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, and company were busy putting together the show that would launch The Vampire Diaries Universe.
The Vampire Diaries ended two years ago as of March 10, and one of the writers celebrated the finale anniversary by revealing more about the Klaroline letter featured in the final episode. The Originals ended its series run last August 1, so we're coming up on one year Klaus-free (sniff) this summer.
Thankfully, Legacies is still here to continue many of the storylines started in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Fans are hoping even more TVD and Originals alumni sign on to join the fun in Legacies Season 2, which starts filming in late July in Atlanta for its premiere this fall.
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