The Originals: Producers Dish On Upcoming Vampire Diaries' Tyler Crossover

Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Candice Accola as Caroline and Michael Trevino as Tyler in 'The Vampire Diaries' Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Candice Accola as Caroline and Michael Trevino as Tyler in 'The Vampire Diaries'

“The Originals’” orphan werewolf mommy-to-be, Hayley, will finally start to learn details about her background thanks to the upcoming crossover appearance of “The Vampire Diaries” character Tyler.

“One of the big things that Hayley’s been asking herself quietly and the whole thing that brought her to New Orleans in the first place was trying to get answers about what bloodline she came from, what the mystery of this mark on her shoulder means,” Executive Producer Julie Plec told reporters on Monday about the impending appearance of Tyler.

“Klaus, in ‘Vampire Diaries,’ led her to New Orleans. That’s what kind of kick started this whole experience and so the one thing Tyler does offer in his presence, as he sets foot into this world, is answers and more information,” Julie continued of how Michael Trevino’s character will fit into Phoebe Tonkin’s Hayley story arc. “He sort of takes her to a place where — you know, out in the Bayou, where she’s gonna start to understand a little bit of where she comes from.”

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Julie said the crossover is expected to happen later this month.

“I’m fairly certain that we will catch our first glimpse at Tyler before November is over,” she said.

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Julie said Tyler’s trip to New Orleans will provide some answers for fans.

“It will answer a couple questions, one of which is at least answering the first piece of the mystery of the protective wolf,” she said.

“It also will introduce a lot more questions,” co-executive producer Michael Narducci, added. “A lot of things will come out of that crossover that are gonna shake things up within the core dynamic of the Original family and there will be a whole storyline that will come out of where that crossover leads them geographically and what they discover when they’re there.”

Before that can happen though, there’s plenty of drama ahead. “The Originals” airs tonight at 8/9c on The CW.

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