With The Vampire Diaries on hiatus, and The Originals little more than a glint in our eye (not to mention a seriously over-searched phrase in our Google box) we are left with plenty of time on our hands to wonder and speculate about what the coming seasons of both shows may hold, especially when it comes to the casting of our favorite characters.

Since The Originals is going to take place in a universe we are already well-acquainted with, we are a little bit spoiled. Sure, it will be bound to introduce new characters, but with such a rich a wealth of folks we already know and love already in existence it begs the question: Will there be overlap?

And more importantly, since some of our favorite characters are bound to make appearances on The Originals, who are you the most eager to see join the ranks of
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and his newly acquired posse?


The obvious answer  —  for some of you ‘shippers, is Caroline (Candice Accola). Will she grace Klaus’s New Orleans with her presence? As much as we might want this to be a cut and dried ‘yes’, don’t forget that in parting Klaus gave Caroline the gift of Tyler (Michael Trevino)’s worry-free return to Mystic Falls. Plus, Klaus has his hands full with enemies to slay and a new baby on the way.While that might rule her out, it paves the way for other guests. Could a romantically wounded Stefan (Paul Wesley) free himself from his lake-bottom foot locker and head to New Orleans and drown his sorrows? Maybe you’re hoping Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Matt (Zach Roerig) pay Klaus a visit on their world travels and begin to mend their familial fences? Which do you think is most likely?

1 — Rebekah and Matt: After all, family is family.

2 — Caroline: Tyler who? We want Klaroline!

3 — Stefan: Maybe the plus side of an evil man-witch stealing your identity means you can get a little “me” time. After all, what happens in New Orleans, stays in New Orleans.

4 — Pick Your Own: Who says we’ve got all the answers. You’re a pretty smart cookie, tell us who you think will appear on the The Originals.