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(2013– )


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Nathaniel Buzolic, the actor portraying the role of Kol Mikealson, auditioned and was almost cast as Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries (2009).
Julie Plec initially intended to kill off Josh at the end of season 1, but the writers threatened to never forgive her if she did so.
Nathan Parsons who plays the werewolf Jackson, left the show during season one to play a vampire on HBO's True Blood (2008) only to return to his werewolf character in season two after the series ending of "True Blood".
Reunites Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin who both previously played mermaids in the Australian TV show H2O: Just Add Water (2006). Andrew Lees who guest stars in two episodes of the third season also appeared in that show.
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.
Joseph Morgan and Daniel Sharman both starred in the 2011 film Immortals (2011).
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.
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.
'Daniel Gillies' worked in this series as well as Saving Hope (2012) at the same time until his character in the latter was killed off in the Season 3 Finale.
Daniel Gillies was born in Canada but raised in New Zealand. In the TV series Saving Hope he speaks in his original accent.
Joseph Morgan (Klaus), Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley), Nathaniel Buzolic (Kol), Claire Holt (Rebekah) and Daniel Gillies (Elijah) have previously worked together in The Vampire Diaries (2009).
Alice Evans ( Esther ) plays Daniel Gillies's ( Elijah ) mother, in real life she's only 4 years older than him.
Joseph Morgan is married to Persia White who played Bonnie's Mother in The Vampire Diaries (2009).
Both Nathan Parsons and Riley Voelkel also had roles in Point of Honor (2015).
Season 4 will be a shortened season as it won't have a full 22 episode count as the previous 3 seasons of The Originals. It will be only 13 episode
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Danielle Campbell and Riley Voelkel both starred in the 2011 film Prom.
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Natalie Dreyfuss,who played 17-year-old Cassie,was 27 compared to Danielle Campbell who just turned 18 when she was casted as Davina.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In an interview Leah Pipes (Camille O'Connell) stated that in one take of Klaus and Cami's second bar scene in 1x18, Joseph Morgan got so into the scene that he kissed her on the mouth, which took her by surprise.
Phoebe Tonkin has played a mermaid, a werewolf, a witch, a vampire and (now) a hybrid in her time in acting. She says she would rather play those characters than ordinary ones.

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