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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 (68 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Elijah Mikaelson (68 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Hayley Marshall (68 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Marcel Gerard (68 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 (47 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Freya Mikaelson (36 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Josh Rosza (32 episodes, 2013-2017)
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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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Only one of the Mikaelson children is American Riley Voelkel. Joseph Morgan is English, Claire Holt and Nathaniel Buzolic are Australian, Daniel Gillies is from Canada and Casper Zafer is an Ukrainian-British actor. Devon Allowitz is also an American, but he's excluded since his character Henrik has only appeared in archive footage in the series. 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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ahh the CW
15 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

As soon as I read it was from the CW, after I watched the first episode, it all made sense. Unfortunately.

I love the premise. I was a huge fan of Anne Rice and Interview with the Vampire when vampires were classy and powerful. So the beginning of the first episode was intriguing. It's too bad the show hadn't been done for Netflix, where they needn't be 'safe' or another channel where pretty people weren't their first obligation. Where everyone must be light skinned, sexy and extremely attractive. And where family and babies are what is of utmost importance. The sentimentality is nauseating. These beautiful people are playing strong, inhuman characters but how do you exhibit strength when all that is important is your sex appeal? The strength of any of the women is hard to imagine. Yet these are supposed to be vampires, witches and werewolves? Please.


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