The Originals Candice King

The Originals: Candice King to Appear as TVD's Caroline in Season Premiere

Klaus Mikaelson and Caroline Forbes-Salvatore may be crossing paths sooner than either of them expected.

Candice King will reprise her Vampire Diaries role on The Originals‘ fifth season premiere, TVLine has learned exclusively. Unfortunately, no further details about King’s appearance, slated to air sometime in 2018, are available.

While it’s possible that Caroline will make the trek from Mystic Falls to New Orleans, it’s also entirely likely that her scenes will take place at the Salvatore Boarding House, where Klaus’ daughter Hope is enrolled. (In other news, Season 5 will begin with a major time jump, complete with a new actress playing teenage Hope.)

To say that Caroline has a complicated history with the Mikaelsons would be an understatement. Following a tumultuous romance in Seasons 3 and 4 of The Vampire Diaries, Caroline and Klaus eventually reunited (albeit over the phone) in Season 7. A key moment in the show’s series finale involved Klaus gifting his old flame with a hefty donation for her and Alaric’s supernatural school.

At the time of the TVD finale, executive producer Julie Plec told TVLine that Klaus’ donation was a “wish, not a promise. … I think The Originals has the opportunity to visit with some of these characters, and I think there are future shows down the line that can be spawned out of this world and could tell good stories.” (Wish granted!)

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  1. KP says:

    Candice King? lol.. I think you mean Accola ;)

    Typo.. it happens, just thought it was funny

  2. Jesly says:

    YES! A good reason to tune back to the show! (Haven’t watched it since somewhere around S3!)

  3. lily says:

    julie is embarassing with the fanbait trying to save her show from dying, it still won’t get more seasons. just hope they don’t ruin her character, she deserves way better than that abusive trash

    • Clara says:

      Agreed. But I think this is just going go be school related. I don’t think Candice is interested in doing a Klaroline storyline.

      • Jane says:

        Considering that info is barely out, we have no idea what her contract is yet.

        • Ella says:

          Yep! And Comic Con is this weekend so fingers crossed for more info!

          • jorgie says:

            Candice is not at comic con. You can see who is going according to the guest list which is printed online

          • Jane says:

            That doesn’t mean we won’t get more info, just because she isn’t there. Julie will be so she might dish.

          • Stacey says:

            Exactly!! Hope she is recurring throughout the season! We have been waiting for years!

          • Ella says:

            Suprise guests are a thing. Like Deborah Ann Woll showing up at The Punisher panel last year. And she doesn’t have to be there for people to talk about her. Various cast members have been doing it at conventions for months.

    • Ella says:

      Or maybe since she loves the character she’s interested in reclaiming Caroline’s backbone? Since the poor girl spent like 3 seasons letting Stefan make all her decisions.

      • luvprue2 says:

        Exactly. Caroline spent 3 years letting Stefan make decisions for her, and 8 years in Elena shadow. Even Stefan’s self sacrifice was about Elena. Plus I’m sure Candice King can use the paycheck.

        • Ella says:

          True! Acting is not an easy business. Nina Dobrev was much higher profile and hasn’t managed to book much in the last few years.

          • So says:

            Nina is doing fine. She will have had 2 movies with theatrical releases this year and was just filming another.

          • Shaun says:

            nonsense,she was in the new XXX and she’s soon to be in the new Flatliners movie.

          • Ella says:

            I didn’t say she was doing badly? I just said that 4 projects in 2.5 years isn’t huge considering the amount of exposure she had back in the day when TVD was a literal cultural juggernaut. Her part in XXX was tiny and who knows how big the others are or how well they’ll do? My point was that she’s a bigger name and has better representation than CK so given the unstableness of the industry it’s understandable CK’s taking more work in this universe.

          • So says:

            Getting 2 theatrical releases a year is pretty standard or considered doing well unless you’re maybe one of a handful of A-listers. Being a tv-star isn’t an advantage considering how many struggle to make the transition from tv to movies and it rarely happens right away anyway. So yeah, Nina is doing better than many in the same situation and saying “she hasn’t managed to book much” is downplaying that.

          • Jane says:

            The last few TVD seasons weren’t very good anyway so Nina made the right professional choice even though I missed her characters. And she’s doing fine. There are many actors from big franschises like Twilight or Harry Potter who are nowhere to be seen and Nina is making transition from tv, which is usually more difficult than when you’re already in the movie industry.

          • Ella says:

            “Being a tv-star isn’t an advantage considering how many struggle to make the transition from tv to movies and it rarely happens right away” exactly hence my comments about why CK would take a job with TO.

          • luvprue2 says:

            Nina did very well. She was in “Let’s be Cops”, the final girls (funny), xxx: the return of xander cage, and the upcoming movie “Flatliners”. So Nina have done very well considering. Plus she has two more movies in the works.

        • Betty says:

          Name one decision stefan made for her.

          • Ella says:

            She was literally waiting around for him to decide if he wanted to leave or if he wanted to marry her. Damon had to talk him into it, more than once, instead of them having an actual conversation about their feelings and challenges. When she wanted to know more about his deal with Cade he completely brushed her off. In S7 her verveined her because he thought what she wanted to do was too dangerous. And let’s not forget S6 when all she wanted was to be left alone to grieve in her own way but he couldn’t accept that. I could go on…

          • Jane says:

            You do realise Stefan could’ve run away from the Huntress without having Valerie as a sex buddy? He mistreated Caroline on so many occasions, I lost count.

          • Ella says:

            Oh and I can’t believe I forgot the one where he decided to go on the run with Valerie without even bothering to tell Caroline his plans.

          • anne says:

            Writing letters to her for years that she returned unopened ring a bell? I cant believe people who want her with the man who tried to kill her thrice, stalked her, and destroyed her relationship causing her so much pain claim that her best friend who was always there for her other than when he was grieving his own brother treats her bad. sure.

          • Betty says:

            They were already engaged and he became the ripper for her daughters safety, of course, she was going to wait for him to come to terms with his humanity and new reality lmao. I must have missed when a FSOG reading, possessed by Sybil, Sarah killing Mr Damon talked Stefan into proposing?? And you must have missed Stefans 8×14 speech! He didn’t brush her off, he said he just wanted a few moments while it was still Xmas, youre acting like he refused to tell her about the deal. He vervained her to keep her safe, she would have literally died along with her children if he hadnt, and hours later she made her own decision. What a monster, offering to help his best friend through grief he’d already felt, No humanity he’d been through.
            Youre just nitpicking steroline because your ship has attempted murder, violence noncon, emotional torment and more. All with humanity!!

      • Stacey says:

        Yes! Could not agree more!

      • chantall meyer says:

        true hey, i must say i sorta respected Caroline more when she became a mother, i wanna see the girls meet and have a magical moment infact i would like to see a spinn off with the three girls “the power of three” here we come!! and as for klaroline i think both of them really sorta grew up and changed over these years eversince they became parents, i think klaus watching caroline with her daughters and his own, i think he will look at her with new eyes, more like she’s not the girl i use to know but more like a “she’s a confident mom now”

    • Marisol says:

      I agree and I’m so happy that Stefan died. She won’t have to deal with that abusive trash ever again.

      • Ella says:

        I have never been so happy about a TV death! Paul Wesley might have been happier though lmao.

        • Marisol says:

          He probably started doing back flips the moment he read the script. That guy was 50 shades of done and it showed every time he was onscreen.

          • Ella says:

            Yeah, I always felt bad for CK. she was the only one trying to sell SC both onscreen and with her press. Paul was clearly only there for the pay checks.

      • anne says:

        I hope she isnt paired with the most abusive trash of all who tried to kill her thrice and destroyed her relationship.

        • Marisol says:

          She won’t be. Stefan is dead.

          • Stacey says:

            You win the internet Marisol!

          • Betty says:

            When did stefan try to kill her again?

          • Anne says:

            You have terrible reading and watching comprehension Marisol. Stefan was less violent to her without humanity than Klaus was with. Klaus tried to sacrifice her, told Tyler to bite her, and stabbed and bit her himself. Assigning his abuse to Stefan to erase it is pointless

          • Jane says:

            Oh please! When Klaus was going to sacrifice her, he didn’t even know her! She was just a vampire. Same when he told Tyler to bite her, he hasn’t spoken to her once before giving that “order”. Stefan on the other hand knew her for years and presumably loved her before running away with Valerie and bonging his first love for years. I mean if you gotta run from the Huntress, you might as well enjoy it, right

          • Ella says:

            Context matters. Post the ep where Klaus thought Silas had staked him he’s done everything in his power to make Caroline happy. Stefan can’t relate even though they were supposedly such good friends.

          • anne says:

            I dont see you mentioning the time he stabbed and bit her because she got mouthy. Oh Stefan the bastard, for leaving so her newborn babies would be safe, writing letters she ever opened hearing that she got engaged to Alaric and then finally moving on with someone else. That’s what healthy people do; move on and respect the other persons choices instead of vowing to wear them down however long it takes :)

          • Wesli says:

            Klaus did all in his power to make her happy…. like hunt her friends and family, stab her, kill her boyfriends mom, and throw her boyfriend out of town after the BEGGED HIM not to. Stefan on the other hand saved her life more times than Klaus endangered it, taught her vampirism, brought her friends to her when she was sad, was there for her always, made her laugh, protected her and kept her safe, broke down walls of his house for her daughters to have a place… I don’t even know what you have to be on to claim Klaus made her her happier than Stefan.

        • Ella says:

          She was married and buddy buddy with the guy who abused her and killed Tyler. She married they guy who killed the love of her best friends life. She raises kids with a guy who tortured her and killed her dad. Pretty sure the things Klaus did (some even farther in the past!) are forgivable too if she managed to forgive Damon and Stefan and Alaric.

          • luvprue2 says:

            Exactly. People who say Caroline going with Klaus would ruin her character and ruin her friendship with Elena because Klaus killed Jenna. I do not think Elena will care because Damon killed Tyler, (Hell, Damon killed Jeremy )and that didn’t faze Elena) . So I sure dating Klaus will not ruin her. That and the fact that Caroline is a fictional character.

          • Gretel says:

            Context is a deadly disease ain’t it? Sybil was controlling Damon and made him kill Tyler. Alaric killed her father who was trying to kill HER. None of this excuses Klaus stalking and harassing her, hunting all her friends and their fams, trying to kill HER thrice (with humanity and fully in control of his actions without her having done anything to him). Yet, all you fans of the epitome of abuse desperately scream “Stefan abused her!!” to transfer Klaus’s actions onto her respectful, kind, loyal and good best friend/husband.

          • Jane says:

            Yes context is deadly important on this show when it comes to ships. To all ships.

        • Jane says:

          Lol good one Marisol

        • Everyone on this show was horrible to each other at one point or another.

          The exception is that Stefan was never the villain, Klaus was, and he somehow STILL doesn’t suck as bad.

          You can keep bringing up that klaus “tried to kill her thrice”, no one besides you cares.

          Bye bye.

    • Lili M says:

      Yeah agreed I hope they don’t ruin Caroline’s character even more, we have enough with how she was a dormant for Stefan for the last 3 seasons. “abusive trash” ALL TVD/TO ships are abusive trash, good luck we are all smart and we can recognize that this is a fiction supernatural show. Have a nice day with the salt

    • Melissa says:

      exactly its kinda sad that she has to bring caroline to try to save her dying show its clear only klaroline fans will be watching season 4 was bad season 5 will be worse they will ruin caroline’s character by trying to put her with a man who tried to kill her multiple times and killed her then boyfriends mom for no reason im out

      • Ella says:

        Debatable. I thought S4 was better than S3 and a HUGE improvement over S2. They got rid of pointless characters and there was less filler. Viewership was up a little over S3 too, their season average was like 100K more so clearly not everyone thought it was terrible.

      • Jane says:

        It’s very likely S05 will be the last season so it doesn’t matter who will be watching.

    • Michael J Angelo III says:

      You are embarrassing, actually. She has produced a number of shows, has deals for future shows and you think that your opinion of anything matters? It really doesn’t. She’s still going to get paid and you are still going to be nasty.

  4. Liz says:

    YESSSS!!!! I’ve been waiting for this since The Originals season 1!!!! I’m so excited!!!!!

  5. Gul says:

    Lmfao the kind of transparent pandering.. typical JP& co. Yawn.. Try as they might, Steroline was & will remain superior

  6. Val M. says:

    Thank God! It was time! I know it’s just the premiere for now but we’re getting close to Klaroline

  7. Sharon says:

    This makes me so excited…but also nervous.

  8. french5851 says:

    So looking forward to this… hopefully we get some Easter eggs too? Ms Plec? I miss Vampire Diaries

  9. Jason says:

    This is happening because she is setting up a spin off that takes place in Caroline and Alaric’s school. It’s so obvious if you ask me this is the route they will take, so they are gauging interest by putting into The Originals.

    • Jane says:

      What spin off? TVD was cancelled and TO barely got renewed and second season in a row the show was pushed to mid season. I think JP will just aim on wrapping up the story, maybe hinting endgames etc

  10. Deion says:

    Excellent. The blonde who is actually Klaus’s redemption. No hate to Cami.

  11. Mary says:

    I have been waiting for this day since 2013, and FINALLY IT’S HAPPENING I CAN’T BELIEVE. YEEEEEEES.

  12. Klarolineeeeeeee says:

    Finally now I am gonna start watching TO again …finally got klaroline but it better be klaroline related and not just a kiss on cheek with however long it takes promise again

  13. Ella says:

    Well, I’m going to actually have to watch live now! Fingers crossed for the return of S1 -S5 Caroline Forbes and not the cringey Stepford Wife incarnation of the later seasons. It’ll be nice to see JoMo work in scenes with an actress he has good chemistry with again too!

    • Marisol says:

      I agree. That whole Steroline relationship destroyed her character. Why in the world would Caroline, that loved being a vampire and had the world at her feet, have to settle for Stefan? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.

      • Ella says:

        Yup, Caroline was made better and stronger by turning but with Stefan it ruined him and he consistently held her back. She was my fave and I hated how they ignored YEARS of development because they needed a ship.

        • Marisol says:

          Preach!! It was so obvious that Plec was doing Steroline, simply because Nina left and she had few options left. While they had a nice friendship chemistry, the romantic chemistry was cringe worthy.

          • luvprue2 says:

            I think they originally planned on having Stefan wound up with Katherine,and Damon with Elena. But when Nina decide to leave in season 6 , they decide to pair Stefan with Caroline.

        • Angela says:

          Yes, Caroline was my favorite character and Candace King was the best actor on that show. I never understood the swooning over Nina Dobrev.

          • Master_K says:

            People swooned over Nina because she was gorgeous and Elena had the power to mesmerize any guy that laid eyes on her. Who wouldn’t swoon over her? She didn’t need to be a vampire to compel you with those dark beautiful eyes! I love Caroline as much as most but you can’t say she ever outshined Elena!

      • Jane says:

        True. Steroline never worked because it started as if Stefan was talked into that whole thing. And they wanted completely opposite things (being vampire/being human) and Stefan’s never been a parent while it’s a big part of who Caroline is now. Once you have kids, honestly, you see things differently

        • Savannah says:

          Not to mention he saved Damon so Damon could have a life with Elena without hesitation. Even though he married Caroline that day. For someone who loved someone so much he was so quick to sacrafice himself instead of fight to be with his Wife. It was like no matter what episode or season it was or who she was with Stefan always cared more about Elenas happiness then his own. It was like well i cant have her i will just have to settle for her best friend. And the chemistry between her and Klaus was amazing. He may have done bad but he was there for Caroline when it counted. Yeah he ran Tyler out of town but I dont think he ever had the intentions to actually kill him.

  14. Chryssa says:

    Omg! Omg! I’m freaking out!!!! Yes!!!!

  15. Sharon says:

    It’s about time can’t wait…Love them together

  16. Ana says:

    I’m the happiest person in the world!! I’ve been waiting for this for ages! Thanks for this amazing news

  17. YES!!!! SO SO EXCITED! Hopefully this means Klaroline reunion sooner rather than later!!

  18. Aleana30 says:

    Better be for one episode if not they lost a viewer because I was never a Klaus and Caroline fan bring Leah Pipes back as a new character

    • Melissa says:

      exactly and caroline never loved klaus in fact she barely could stand him except for the sex scene which was nothing but fan service and a desperate attempt to get viewers

  19. Liz says:

    I’m fine with her appearing on the show but calling the Klaus/Caroline dynamic a “romance” is just false in every way. Klaus was in love with Caroline (though, like almost all relationships on these shows, it wasn’t a healthy kind of love) but Caroline hadn’t even come to terms with her feelings for him until he left the show. It wasn’t until his appearance in season 5 that Caroline finally admitted (to him and to herself) that she felt some sort of way about him and they slept together. Saying they had a “romance” prior to that is just…not true. She’s also not his former flame as they were never actually together. The actors have good chemistry so I’m certainly not opposed to them having a romance/being a couple, but it hasn’t actually happened yet.

    • Marisol says:

      I for one am glad that it hasn’t happen yet. The fun is in watching the characters dance around each other and finally falling in love. The fandom has waited patiently for so long, so we are expecting a love story to be told.

      • Stacey says:

        So true! We have been patiently waiting years for their story. As Ric said in the finale; that’s the beginning of another story!

    • Blair says:

      Actually they have a bond that is epic and menaged to be for so many years after their last scene. And saying their didn’t have a romance is simply a lie. Klaus has been through a lot in his life and Caroline was the only person not being his family to see his humanity and show a little compassion towards him. And she had a lot of feelings for him, she was simply afraid that the whole Elena gang will get to know and she will lose her friends. She understood why Klaus did all those horrible thing over the years, running away from his father, who abused him while he was human. The klaroline fandom has a lot of fans, and I would say if THE ORIGINALS will do Klaus and Caroline, the raitings will improve.

  20. Andrea D says:

    Love love love!!!

  21. Dawn says:

    Yeah can’t wait hope they put other characters in as well

  22. Ginny says:

    Happy sigh, I got a little teary-eyed when I read the headline.

  23. Kepler says:

    I’m not at all surprised, I’ve been calling this since the Vampire Diaries finale. Personally, I was fine with Stefan and Caroline but now that the show is over and he died, I assumed this would be the eventual outcome. And I couldn’t be more excited.

  24. Liz says:

    Kind of happy, kind of not. Love Caroline, but now I have to worry about how the writers write her. TO has never been decent to any of their female characters, except Hayley and even that’s a stretch. We will wait and see.

  25. A.D. says:

    Yes! She needs to be a regular!

  26. Stacey says:

    Yes! Finally!

  27. About time.
    My babies deserve to be together.

  28. Roe says:

    Awesome news!! Probably the second half of 2018….long time to wait 😞

  29. Donna says:

    Been waiting for caroline to cross to the originals…

  30. Andrea Paul says:

    This is awesome!! I so desperately want a Caroline/Klaus reunion!

  31. jorgie says:

    sorry not sorry but the originals really does not excite me anymore. I love the cast but If Candice is coming and Julie is going to make TO a fan service and the last season I really felt like the show had gone down hill for me anyway. I don’t know in comparison to shows like Teen Wolf , The Originals does not interest me anymore but maybe they will come up with some creative story lines for the show next year.

    • Melissa says:

      exactly this is just lame fan service that will ruin carolines character

      • Lynyrd says:

        Caroline’s character was already ruined when they turned her into a Stepford Vampire/magical incubator and did away with 5 seasons of development for Stefan’s character and to give Alaric a purpose.

        They might as well pull out their last hail Mary and see if the KC fandom can bring any life to TO’s ratings. I doubt it; most of them are pretty skeptical that the writers will actually give them a good story. But the show doesn’t really have anything left to lose at this point.

      • Stacey says:

        That already happened when they had that fanservice wedding. Maybe TO can redeem her character.

    • Sam&Dean Rock says:

      I could not agree with you more! I was anxious to see how Freya saved them all once Hailey woke them up. But it took forever to get half a season. That sucked! Honestly, I accidentally watched TO by getting the time wrong for Supernatural. I fell in love with the first show so I googled it & found out it was a spin-off. So of course I had to watch tvd to get a back story. Long story short, they don’t make the show like this anymore! Honestly only stayed with it because I kept thinking it would end and I had to know how it ended

  32. Amalthea says:

    OMG! Klaroline is finally coming! There’s practically nothing our fandom hasn’t done or survived for this to happen! I just don’t understand why they have to ruin such a magnificent for like 4 years, considering how cheap TVD has become since. But that’s OK with me as long as Julie’s planning to do Klaroline justice!

  33. romi says:

    Candice should have been TO’s female lead since the beginning.

  34. Tricia says:

    Can’t wait. Watched the last episode if season 4 last night.

  35. Jovana says:

    Blatant fanservice with a storyline that will ruin both characters, but hey, that’s all Julie’s even know how to do. Yikes.

    • Ella says:

      It’s always been that way. DelenaRainKiss SterolineJuneWedding – both were just as much “fanservice” as anything Klaroline related. And yet people whine about KC so much more. Why shouldn’t a show try to do things people actually *like*?

  36. Angie says:

    Yasss!!Klaroline is coming!!

  37. Jason says:

    I figured Caroline would pop up at some point. The sooner the better, I say.

  38. Danielle says:

    Yes yes yes hell yes come on to New Orleans Caroline Damon Rick n please please bring Stephan back the French Quarter witches can do it Vincent n davinna ( have to bring her back) can do it Matt too I love em all n please do more than 8 seasons we really need Bonnie n New Orleans too I didn’t like it when cami died I cried I know everyone can’t go to New Orleans but it’s a damn good thought all of you are awesome tvd n the originals I cried on last episode of tvd Stephan didn’t need to die

    • Steve says:

      Paul Wesley AKA Stefan pretty much said no mas to stefan coming back

    • chantall meyer says:

      Stefan is human and he died remember, and yes they were in different time lines, but remember when you have the cure in your body and it gets sucked out you Rapidly age, that’s what happened to Stefan.

  39. Kalynn black says:

    I am so happy that Caroline will make an appearance

  40. TYHESSIA TOURE says:

    I am so looking forward for Klaus and Caroline to be together they are truly wonderful on screen together they have chemistry

  41. Red Snapper says:

    I’m super excited about this. I love Caroline, she was definitely my favorite character on TVD and I’ve been waiting for her to show up on The Originals. There’s only been a few times when I’ve really shipped a couple and Klaus/Caroline is one of them. If they don’t share a scene, I’m going to be sorely disappointed. I also hope she sticks around for more than one episode.

  42. Erick Voshel says:

    Glad to hear that Caroline will be back!

  43. Nonnymax says:

    Caroline on TO? Nycc. It’ll be great to see her again. Would love to see Damon Nd Bonnie there too

  44. Deborah Wait says:

    Oh yeah, Caroline and Klause made fireworks for sure! I’m very excited about this relationship! But can you please find Elijah someone to love! He deserved it!

  45. Mary Hoffman says:

    disgusting! Caroline doesn’t belong to this epic show! She’s TVD not The Originals!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Heidi Huff says:

    I only wish we didn’t have to wait so long for each season. I thought last season took forever to get here, then it was gone. Seriously, why not do 23 episodes broken down over the year? It would certainly help those of us, who absolutely love this series. Please what ever you do, don’t cancel this series too. It’s not like the Neilson Ratings are correct, not until their system is updated.

  47. Rosann says:

    Tvline keeps going to my spam. I use Gmail and I don’t know how to get it back. I was getting it on my phone for ages.

  48. Pauline says:

    Yes, I think Klaus and Caroline need to be together if you do not bring Cami back Caroline is Klaus match on more ways than one.

  49. Mimi says:

    Love the show no matter what! Can’t wait. I hardly feel the show is dying. The worst thing for them to do though is write each season like it is going to end and or looking for another spin off.
    Originals for always!

  50. richard bentham says:

    Love. It can’t wait to watch. Karoline and Alerik would make good additions to the. Show. It would be great