The Originals (2013– )

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A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.


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Series cast summary:
 Klaus Mikaelson (66 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Elijah Mikaelson (66 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Hayley Marshall (66 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Marcel Gerard (66 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Camille O'Connell (66 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Davina Claire (66 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Vincent Griffith / ... (45 episodes, 2014-2016)
 Freya Mikaelson (34 episodes, 2014-2016)


A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. "Every King needs an heir" says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid (part vampire, part werewolf) and a werewolf (Hayley). Written by Anaya Miller

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Steven Krueger (Josh), Claire Holt (Rebekah), Nishi Munshi (Gia), Meg Foster (Josephine), Nathaniel Buzolic (Kol), and Shane Coffey (Tim) all came out on at least one episode in the ABC Family tv show Pretty Little Liars. See more »


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More mature than VD
18 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

First three episodes are quite good. Story is fast and balanced. Cahracters are nice also and they have some nice back stories. I only hope that they are keep going strong like in these first few episodes. People who watched VD will still watch VD but its popularity will drop due to The Originals. This is what Ian Somerhalder said about The Originals:"Now, they're going to be taking these characters that mean so much to our show. I'm insanely happy for everyone, but I'm not thrilled. Not that I mind sharing, I just don't want to lose all these amazing actors on our show. Who are the other people who are gonna be coming on the show? Are they gonna be good? Because it's The CW, and everyone has to be pretty, and there aren't a lot of pretty people that can act well." For now I see few new actors in The Originals that do better job than him.

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