The Vampire Diaries season 8 has a new development. Lately, The Originals star Phoebe Tonkin is spotted with the clutch of vampires. Is it hinting towards a crossover? Let us find out.

The CW’s supernatural drama cast members recently arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for the shooting of The Vampire Diaries season 8.

Executive producer Julie Plec took it to her Instagram page and shared a series of snaps after their first script reading.  The photos revealed that the crew had a gala time in Atlanta. The snaps featured the cast members having a sumptuous feast.

One of Plec’s photographs featured Paul Wesley with his girlfriend Phoebe Tonkin.  We know Wesley as Stefan Salvatore on the vampire series. Tonkin’s presence at the feast was not surprising but it might lead everyone speculates a crossover of two major CW series i.e. The Vampire Diaries season 8 and The Originals season 4.  In fact both the shows highlight the mysterious vampire and werewolves’ tales. Plec is the executive producer for both the supernatural series.

Happy Season 8, 2 in a series. #tvd

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Phoebe Tonkin is playing Hayley Marshall in The Originals. The character is a werewolf who conceived a daughter with Klaus (Original Hybrid; half-Original Vampire and half-werewolf).

We would like to remind our readers that The Originals is a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries which centers on the Mikaelson siblings, Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Thus a crossover between these two popular shows is very much possible.

Tonkin’s presence with The Vampire Diaries cast is uncertain so far. Was she just there to dine with Plec and the cast?  Or will she make an appearance on the show? We wonder.

Meanwhile, another photo showed Matt Davis with his co-star Michael Malarkey. In season 7, Malarkey’s character Enzo was trapped inside the Armory vault with Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).

In  The Vampire Diaries’ upcoming season, Davis’ character Alaric Saltzman will share the screen with Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) and Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola-King). Together they will to try and rescue both Enzo and Damon from the vault, reports  Design&Trend.

Happy Season 8, 5 in a series. #TVD

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One snap also revealed Somerhalder’s wife Nikki Reed presence at the feast. The 28-year-old joined her husband and his The Vampire Diaries co-stars possibly to spend some quality time.

The Vampire Diaries season 8 will premiere on The CW sometime this October.