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The Originals 

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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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Julie Plec
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joseph Morgan ...  Klaus Mikaelson 92 episodes, 2013-2018
Daniel Gillies ...  Elijah Mikaelson 92 episodes, 2013-2018
Charles Michael Davis ...  Marcel Gerard 92 episodes, 2013-2018
Phoebe Tonkin ...  Hayley Marshall / ... 86 episodes, 2013-2018
Yusuf Gatewood ...  Vincent Griffith / ... 71 episodes, 2014-2018
Danielle Campbell ...  Davina Claire 70 episodes, 2013-2018
Leah Pipes ...  Camille O'Connell 66 episodes, 2013-2018
Riley Voelkel ...  Freya Mikaelson 60 episodes, 2014-2018
Steven Krueger ...  Josh Rosza 46 episodes, 2013-2018
Claire Holt ...  Rebekah Mikaelson 40 episodes, 2013-2018
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

The CW [United Kingdom]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Quotes

Klaus Mikaelson: [to Hope] This city would have seen you dead, but I will have it your home. And every soul who wishes you harm will be struck down, just as sure as my blood runs in your veins, you will return to me.
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More mature than VD
18 October 2013 | by maloyutuSee all my reviews

First three episodes are quite good. Story is fast and balanced. Cahracters are nice also and they have some nice back stories. I only hope that they are keep going strong like in these first few episodes. People who watched VD will still watch VD but its popularity will drop due to The Originals. This is what Ian Somerhalder said about The Originals:"Now, they're going to be taking these characters that mean so much to our show. I'm insanely happy for everyone, but I'm not thrilled. Not that I mind sharing, I just don't want to lose all these amazing actors on our show. Who are the other people who are gonna be coming on the show? Are they gonna be good? Because it's The CW, and everyone has to be pretty, and there aren't a lot of pretty people that can act well." For now I see few new actors in The Originals that do better job than him.


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