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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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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]

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USA

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English

Release Date:

3 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Leah Pipes (Camille O'Connell) was the victim of cyber bullying for the duration of her time on the show because she played Klaus' love interest. Fans wanted Klaus with either Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola from The Vampire Diaries (2009) to whom Klaus had a previous attraction) or Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin). See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: This family makes me want to murder people.
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i love it !!
7 November 2013 | by Jenna-tolls BeattieSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a vampire diaries spin of to be so good in fact I was kinda upset that they took Klaus away from Caroline ! but my god this show has took over TVD completely I find myself more excited to see what happens I feel like the originals is a grown up version of TVD and I've grew up with it sorta say I love the plot and the twists the drama I hope you give this show a chance because it really does deserve it Klaus was mostly bad in TVD and i think he grew on us all he was such a dominant character he deserved his own show not to mention Elijah his brother as the nice one but will do anything for his family no matter how much they hurt him ( Klaus mostly daggers him and puts him in a box quite allot ) please please if you love TVD you will love this show :) watch it !!


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