The next entry in the Vampire Diaries franchise, this new show from creator Julie Plec premieres tonight, Thursday, Oct. 25, and takes place at the famed Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted, a haven for supernatural children. Originals vampire Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) is a student there, attempting to learn about and control her unusual combination of powers: vampire, werewolf and witch. While at the school, she makes friends with the other students, who are also struggling with their dark origins. Hope also attempts to get close to a few of the locals of Mystic Falls who are clueless to her enhanced abilities.
While the show may be a continuation of a bigger story, don’t expect a rehashing of previous material as Plec promises new horrific things to come. “There is definitely an overall big bad that we slowly hint at, but we’re doing something I have never done before, which is embracing, often, a monster of the week, the special effects prosthetics and all that.” Added star Matt Davis, “We’re fighting lots of awesome monsters. That’s, like, the selling point.”