The Vampire Diaries and it’s spinoff, The Originals, have both shut down production in the wake of winter weather. A good portion of the east coast is braced for snow and ice starting today, and Georgia, where both shows film, is no exception. The shutdown is expected to last only one day.
The fact that the shutdown will be so brief is good news for vampire fans, because both shows are in the middle of great seasons. The Originals in particular has shown itself to be a strong show in its own right, establishing engaging story lines outside its mother show. The characters Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah, all of whom originated on The Vampire Diaries, have been combined with a cast of new characters and their dramatic family struggles have made for great stories in this first season.
The Vampire Diaries has also been coping well with the loss of such major characters. The story lines have continued in startling new directions and have fallen back on the core cast of characters. Although the Originals have made one crossover appearance that created quite a sensation, along with proving that the shows can intersect and then separate into their respective story lines quite easily. This was exciting for fans like me who are eager for more crossovers! Let’s hope this won’t be an isolated incident.
This ice storm may have caused a very brief shut down, but the cast and crew will be back at it soon. There are many episodes left to film for both production teams, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store. And after all, fire may threaten vampires… but ice? Never.
The Originals airs on Tuesdays at 8pm and The Vampire Diaries on Thursdays at 8pm, both on the CW.