Matt Davis was one of the most beloved characters on CW’s ‘The Vampire Diaries’, and fans were devastated when it was known that his character would be saying his final good bye to the show. However, Davis reveals in a new interview with TV Guide that while fans may have been sad to see him go, he was relieved.
He tells TV Guide, “I had my creative differences along the way with the character, and while Julie Plec and I are dear, dear friends, she knew that. I'm very opinionated and when you're put in a position where you're getting the story lines that are not necessarily what's cranking at the back of your mind or digging at the potential of your character and you have to sit on your hands, that's frustrating. And being a secondary character is equally frustrating.”
He adds that as soon as he wrapped up his time on TVD, he was soon offered another CW show ‘Cult, saying, “We were winding down Season 3 when [executive producer] Julie Plec let me know that this would be the end of the show for me. I called my agents right away and I said, 'I'll be a free agent soon enough. Get me back out on the market.' That was on a Friday and they called me on a Monday with an offer for this pilot Cult."
While fans of the Vampire Diaries will know the fate that befalls Matt Davis’ Alaric in the show, others will have to tune into the show to find out. Despite the reviews and viewership dropping for the show, it has still managed to maintain its hardcore fans. These fans have consistently kept TVD the highest rated show in the CW, and it will be interesting to see if Cult can give it a run for its money.