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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 (79 episodes, 2013-2017)
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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 (34 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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Both Claire Holt (Rebekah Mikaelson) and Nathaniel Buzolic (Kol Mikaelson) were recurring characters on Pretty Little Liars. See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: In every moment a choice exists. We can cling to the past or embrace the inevitability of change and allow a brighter future to unfold before us. Such an uncertain future may call for even more uncertain allies. Either way, a new day is coming whether we like it or not. The question is will you control it, or will it control you?
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Super awesome TV series!!!!!
15 October 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This series has gone far too good beyond its expectations in just two- three episodes, the way its story has picked up speed and the environment they are creating is awesome. Klaus' character as usual is classic and its fun to watch him argue with his brother Elijah and sister Rebekah. Talking about The Vampire Diaries, that show is different in its own way, but there is no way TVD should be compared to The Originals as its story has completely moved in another direction. The acting of all characters is awesome and story is mind-blowing. The flashback story they are gonna show seems to be quite fun as it is related to original vampires. Even in The Vampire Diaries I was a bit biased towards original vampires and waited for their part to come (not only me, happened with many people). So all in all its good they separated out original vampires' story from TVD.


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