Apparently, “The Originals” is not afraid of any sort of controversy, even when it comes to a popular character like Kol Mikaelson. On the season 2 premiere Monday night, the show revealed that thanks to the Other Side collapsing in part on “The Vampire Diaries,” we are getting to see more of the Original family. Finn and Kol are back!
However, the way that this happens is probably the biggest shock to many out there, since it means basically that these characters, like Esther, are not in their same body. Now, “Teen Wolf” alum Daniel Sharman is playing Kol, and that’s going to be an adjustment.
So who does executive producer Michael Narducci describe the new version of the character? Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he had the following to say:
“[Kol is] the Loki of our story — “mischievous, never knowing where you stand with this guy, what is he up to … absolutely believe that Esther brings him back to be on her side and to be a force that she can use to do what ultimately she wants to do: eliminate vampires. But where does he fall in terms of his loyalties and alliances?”
For those of you who do love the original version of Kol, don’t worry: Nathaniel Buzolic is going to be back in flashbacks next week. Given the popularity of this actor in the role, we’re also not ruling out that he could return at some point in the present, as well. It’s hard to imagine the show without the guy at this point.
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