On Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time (10:00 p.m. Eastern), a good percentage of the cast and crew for “The Vampire Diaries” are going to be present for what should be a rather eventful panel at PaleyFest. The panel comes just days before season 3 resumes with all-new episodes on March 15, and this very episode (entitled “1912”) is going to be a key one in helping to figure out what is actually happening at present in Mystic Falls when it comes to the recent murders.
So who is going to be at the panel? Here are the names that the Paley Center for Media are listing on their official site:
-Nina Dobrev (Elena)
-Ian Somerhalder (Damon)
-Paul Wesley (Stefan)
-Candice Accola (Caroline)
-Kat Graham (Bonnie)
-Matt Davis (Alaric)
-Julie Plec (executive producer)
Really, the panel has done a great job assembling most of the stars, with really the only notable name missing being Joseph Morgan (who plays Klaus), and even he has only been a series regular for this past season. Since Stephen R. McQueen (Jeremy) and Michael Trevino (Tyler) have been away from the show as of late, and with their return dates a current mystery, it would have made no sense for them to be there to simply be hounded with questions by reporters that the couldn’t answer.
So how can you check out the panel? This late in the game (since there’s no way you are really going to be able to find tickets at this point), your best bet is catching the LiveStream while the event is happening. Unfortunately, the Paley Center does not upload full videos of the panels after they happen — though they do typically put out a short clip of highlights the next day.
Being that we are lovers of all things Mystic Falls here at the site, we will also have some notable moments from the panel here Sunday — so be sure to check back for that.
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