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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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Danielle Campbell and Riley Voelkel both starred in the 2011 film Prom. See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: We were innocent once, Elijah. This bloodlust was forced upon us by our parents, turning us from prey to predator. We are the demons lurking in shadow. We are the savage villains in fairy tales told to children. But not for my child. Not for Hope. In her story, we are the knights in shining armor. Without you by my side, I don't think I can survive my own love for my daughter. I need you. I need you, brother. The monster in me can only be checked by the monster in you. Only together can we ...
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Super awesome TV series!!!!!
15 October 2013 | by prafulkrsingh2See 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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