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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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 Klaus Mikaelson (67 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Elijah Mikaelson (67 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Hayley Marshall (67 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Marcel Gerard (67 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Davina Claire (65 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Camille O'Connell (63 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Vincent Griffith (45 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Freya Mikaelson (35 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Josh Rosza (29 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Rebekah Mikaelson (28 episodes, 2013-2017)
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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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Daniel Sharman played a werewolf in Teen Wolf (2011), and is now playing a witch. This is the opposite of Phoebe Tonkin, who played a witch on The Secret Circle (2011) and is now playing a werewolf. See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: I bowed down to you, brother, to make up for daggering you for the greater good of our plan to reclaim our home. I looked the other way, sister, while you repeat the same cycle with Marcel, falling again for a man you shouldn't be with while he controls the empire that we buit, that he took. Now I make no excuses for past sins, but in the one momeny when you two could have chosen to stand by me, to believe in me, to believe that my intentions for my own child were pure, you turned against me to...
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i love it !!
7 November 2013 | by (england) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a vampire diaries spin of to be so good in fact I was kinda upset that they took Klaus away from Caroline ! but my god this show has took over TVD completely I find myself more excited to see what happens I feel like the originals is a grown up version of TVD and I've grew up with it sorta say I love the plot and the twists the drama I hope you give this show a chance because it really does deserve it Klaus was mostly bad in TVD and i think he grew on us all he was such a dominant character he deserved his own show not to mention Elijah his brother as the nice one but will do anything for his family no matter how much they hurt him ( Klaus mostly daggers him and puts him in a box quite allot ) please please if you love TVD you will love this show :) watch it !!


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