Vampire Diaries/Originals Crossover: Klaus, Stefan Reunite in First Footage

Vampire Diaries Originals Crossover

“Welcome to New Orleans, old friend.”

If that greeting from Klaus to Stefan(!) doesn’t get your heart rate up, there’s a good chance you’re deader than every character on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals combined.

The CW on Wednesday released a new promo for the Julie Plec dramas’ impending move to Fridays, and it features a brief (yet glorious) look at the shows’ highly anticipated crossover.

“The crossover was born out Stefan needing a place to escape,” Plec recently revealed to TVLine. “He’s on the run. He needs to go somewhere where magic can’t find him, and we realized he can go to New Orleans where there’s that bar where magic doesn’t work.”

As for what the boys will discuss upon their reunion?

“They actually have a surprisingly civil and honest conversation about love — what it means and the sacrifices that you have to make in the name of it,” Plec added.

Hit PLAY on the promo below, then drop a comment with your hopes for the crossover.