Fans have not seen the last of Joseph Morgan or Klaus on The Vampire Diaries. However, they very well could have. Julie Plec revealed the original season three plan recently, and it did involve the killing off of Klaus by the end of the third season. Why did things change? Plec revealed it was Joseph Morgan that forced the change by how good his character and his acting became.
Losing Klaus meant not only killing a villain, but it cut off the need to explore more about his family. With the addition of Rebekah and Kol to the mix, the need to explore the originals behind the entire vampire race became more important. Without the originals, vampires would not exist. Plec said the following about Joseph Morgan, according to Digital Spy:
“Our intention was to kill Klaus at the end of season three. Our intention was that, after a long, arduous year of trying to vanquish and defeat the villain, our heroes would prevail and he would be no more. But when you have actors who are that good, making such a distinct mark in the roles that they are playing, you have to let your storytelling evolve and wrap around that a little bit. We collectively decided around the middle of season three that we weren’t done with Klaus – or Joseph.”
When fans last saw Joseph Morgan, he had a stake in him. Klaus had managed to take over Tyler’s body with Bonnie’s help. What will happen next? It is easy to see that the stake did not do its job entirely. It was meant to kill an original, but Tyler, played by Michael Trevino, was not one. Fans will see the return of Morgan’s Klaus in season four. That is almost guaranteed. The writers behind the series are already hard at work figuring out what will happen next on the series.
Are you ready to find out how the writers will handle Klaus and Elena’s vampire transition on season four of The Vampire Diaries?
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