Tyler arrives in New Orleans in Episode 7 (“Bloodletting”) of the spinoff series, on a mission to enact revenge against Klaus for the murder of his mother. Will Tyler be an all-out villain on The Originals, or just another morally ambiguous player in the French Quarter mix?
Joseph Morgan (Klaus Mikaelson) told TV Linethat Tyler would a “a little different” than the hybrid we’re used to seeing on TVD: “They’ve really turned him into this guy with nothing to lose. And the tone of our show, anyway, is more adult. …So [Tyler] really comes into this absolutely reckless and fearless [as] someone who’s lost everything.”
However, Michael thinks Tyler’s persona will be more in line with a version of the conflicted character we saw in Season 1, who he describes as someone who “wasn’t really a nice guy.” Ugh. Unfortunately, we agree with that description. But, according to JoMo, that does not necessarily make Tyler a villain on The Originals.
“It depends on how you look at it... I don’t think Tyler’s necessarily the villain, but he is as layered a character as Klaus or Marcel. They’ve given us reasons to root for him.”
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