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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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Evil walks with us.. Always and forever. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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

Both Nathan Parsons and Riley Voelkel also had roles in Point of Honor (2015). See more »

Quotes

Klaus Mikaelson: I bowed down to you, brother, to make up for daggering you for the greater good of our plan to reclaim our home. I looked the other way, sister, while you repeat the same cycle with Marcel, falling again for a man you shouldn't be with while he controls the empire that we buit, that he took. Now I make no excuses for past sins, but in the one momeny when you two could have chosen to stand by me, to believe in me, to believe that my intentions for my own child were pure, you turned against me to...
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AMAZING show!
15 October 2013 | by blueeyedgirl117See 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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