Thursday, April 30, 2015
KCRW's THE SPIN-OFF: Producer Julie Plec on Juggling Two Shows, Pilot Season and Losing "Vampire Diaries" Star Nina Dobrev
The latest edition of KCRW's The Spin-Off is up! Showrunner Julie Plec is having quite a moment. Her show "The Vampire Diaries" has been renewed for Season 7. The spin-off of that show, "The Originals," has been renewed for Season 3, and she's also got a new pilot in play this year.
In a rare moment of calm, she stopped by KCRW to talk with me and Joe Adalian about everything from how she manages to oversee 44 new episodes a year, to the joys and challenges of dealing with very vocal fans on social media. She also tells us why in the writing world, she still feels like "brand" is a dirty word.