Julie Plec, the showrunner/producer of The CW’s Vampire Diaries and The Originals, recently directed an episode of Riverdale. This marked the first time the producer extraordinaire directed an episode of a project she has no attachment to (creative, executive producing, or otherwise), or so she thought. While preparing to direct the episode of Riverdale, Plec discovered an interesting, unintentional connection between that show, and Vampire Diaries.
While at the location where the episode would film, Plec felt the odd sensation of deja vu. While walking through and around the manor in which should would be directing Riverdale, it slowly dawned on Plec why she felt as if she knew the house.
“It was so funny, I had seen Thistlehouse on camera but it hadn’t registered with me. And when we pulled up the driveway for the location scout to go see it, I was like, ‘This is so familiar. I feel like I’ve been here before.’ I was like, ‘Gosh, I really think I know this [place],’ and then I actually took a good look at the house and realized it was the Salvatore House from [The Vampire Diaries] pilot. Isn’t that hilarious? Because we shot the pilot in Vancouver [before moving to Atlanta for the series]. And the backyard of it which is so gorgeous is where we built our cemetery. That was a nice flashback!”
Though the two CW shows have no current plans to crossover, the Thistlehouse (Blossom Manor on Rivedale, Salvatore House on Vampire Diaries) serves as a welcome coincidence for Plec, and the two shows it appears on.
Riverdale returns to the The CW on March 7, 2018.
10 Actresses Who Could Play Zatanna In The DC Extended Universe
Zatanna Zatara is one of the most iconic women in DC Comics. A superhero with a defining costume who works as a stage magician to cover the fact that she’s as real sorceresses, Zatanna is a character fans have wanted to see on the big screen for some time now, and that may be happening sooner then some would expect. Justice League Dark has been in the works for quite some time now, and the film seems to be a high priority for Warner Bros. and DC. Zatanna is a founding member of the team so it makes sense she would appear in the film.
The character should be a high priority for Warner Bros. and DC as she could not only appear in Justice League Dark, but also the main Justice League series. In the comics, Zatanna has ties to Batman, so that could build on a previously existing relationship. Introducing her also provides the chance to add more women to the Justice League roster. She could be the crossover character that unites the two different franchises in the DC Films slate.
Casting Zatanna involves looking at many different alternatives and we found the ten best actresses working today to bring her to life. Hit Next to get started!