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:
A reunion? I mean, sure. Like, are you talking a reunion like [just the gang getting back together]? Absolutely, yes. I don't know about bringing these characters back to life, really, but I'd love to do some type of reunion. If there was an event where we can all get together and talk about -- what's it been, 10 years, close to a decade? So yeah that'd be a lot of fun.
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:
We do, we do. I speak to Zach Roerig a good amount, I think he's out in Vancouver filming something right now. I'm on a group chat with him and Matt Davis. I saw Nina [Dobrev] about a month ago. I think between social media and Instagram you're talking to everybody in some way, whether it's commenting on one of their photos or tweeting them.
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.