'The Vampire Diaries': Which Mystic Falls residents definitely aren't gay, and who's not getting killed off?
Executive Producer Kevin Williamson spoke with Jim Halterman about who definitely won't be hooking up.
If you've noticed that Tyler ( Michael Trevino) and Jeremy ( Steven R. McQueen) are spending a little extra time together this season, don't read too much into it. Their bromance has zero chance of turning into a romance. "Well, certainly not with those two characters, I'm sad to say," Williamson says. "So we'll just have to dream about that."
That's not to say that there won't be any gay characters popping into town - it just won't be someone we already know. Williamson isn't interested in telling a coming out story, as he did it years ago on "Dawson's Creek" with the then-groundbreaking Jack McPhee ( Kerr Smith).
"Bringing a gay character to me would be incredibly exciting, but I just want to do it right, and I want to do it when it feels good, and not force it and bring them on just to have a gay character. I want something I can really dive into and relish," he says. "We have Caroline's dad in the wings. He is set up to be gay and in a relationship with another man and that's really all we know about Caroline's dad. He is a founding family member so I do envision a day when he comes onto the scene and wreaks havoc."
Those founding families always do!
In the meantime, Jeremy and Tyler have plenty to deal with. "I think it's going to take a lot for them to really trust each other," Williamson dishes, "Especially now that Tyler is a full-blown werewolf and he's about to transform at the next full moon."
Hold the phone -- Tyler's a werewolf?
Julie Plec, also an EP, told WetPaint that we'll probably see Tyler transform before the holiday hiatus. ""I can't be super specific about it. We're still figuring it out. But it will probably be Episode 11," she says.You know what that means, vamp fans...
Someone in town is dead meat.
Williamson admits that the writers worry about killing off regular characters, especially given their devoted fanbase. "I always worry," he says. "I want to make sure that I honor the fans and ultimately please them, but at the same time we're a vampire show, and if there's no life and death consequences it's going to hurt the show... I hate to say it, but I'll try to give them a great storyline and a swan song, but sometimes those sudden deaths are predictable and shocking. I just can't keep everyone alive unfortunately."
Two people who aren't in danger of getting killed off? Jenna ( Sara Canning) and Alaric ( Matt Davis). "I'm kick starting them for the back nine to get their storyline up and running," Williamson says
I hate to say it, but I'm starting to really worry about Matt ( Zach Roerig).
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