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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 (80 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Elijah Mikaelson (79 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Hayley Marshall / ... (79 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Marcel Gerard (79 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Davina Claire (67 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Camille O'Connell (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Vincent Griffith (58 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Freya Mikaelson (47 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Josh Rosza (36 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rebekah Mikaelson (36 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 Gillies was born in Canada but raised in New Zealand. In the TV series Saving Hope he speaks in his original accent. See more »

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Rebekah Mikaelson: There's a saying in my family. Kill a demon today, face the devil tomorrow. Yet even as you dance on that demon's grave, you can't help but wonder, was that demon alone? Or do you have other, deadlier ones to fight? And though you celebrate having won the battle, have you really prepared for the war? So as we dress ourselves in the armor needed for this new fight, we must first tend to our wounds, starting with the deepest.
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AMAZING show!
15 October 2013 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I am a HUGE Vampire Diaries fan! I wasn't ever really all that interested in the original family when they showed it on Vampire Diaries, nor did I care about them at all.. I found them all to be good actors/actress' but the lot wasn't that interesting... HOLY CRAP! This show is very surprising pleasantly good! Its so interesting and I really like it! Congrats to the creators for making another amazing show and the acting is great!!! The story line is so interesting I cannot wait for the next episode I find myself loving every episode... Julie created another masterpiece. Love the Originals and am so happy to see it succeed along with another new season of Vampire Diaries. So good!


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