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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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Intent on saving Hope's life, Klaus' plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family forever.


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Series cast summary:
...  Klaus Mikaelson 92 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Elijah Mikaelson 92 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Marcel Gerard 92 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Hayley Marshall / ... 86 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Vincent Griffith / ... 71 episodes, 2014-2018
...  Davina Claire 70 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Camille O'Connell 66 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Freya Mikaelson 60 episodes, 2014-2018
...  Josh Rosza 46 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Rebekah Mikaelson 40 episodes, 2013-2018
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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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Steven Krueger (Josh), Claire Holt (Rebekah), Nishi Munshi (Gia), Meg Foster (Josephine), Nathaniel Buzolic (Kol), Shane Coffey (Tim) and Rebecca Breeds (Aurora) all came out on at least one episode in the ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars (2010). See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: [to Aurora] You presume to know me? Then know this... I will gladly end you for what you did to Camille, but first i'm gonna make you suffer in ways your spoiled, little mind cannot possible imagine! And when it's over... When your sweet recollections have been rendered obsolete, you will associate my name with fear and pain and perhaps the dull realization that you... Are nothing to me!
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TVD spin-off show is better than the main show
12 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This show is miles better than The Vampire Diaries in my opinion. The show has a brilliant cast, characters, great story and good location. I like the way they have made this show darker than TVD and they haven't kept that 'coming of age' type of show. The originals also gives explanations and goes into some detail about the characters backgrounds and helps you understand the story between the Originals and Marcel. Also, the first couple of episodes have made me wanting more without a doubt. No disrespect to TVD, i like that show, I just think that the way this show focus' on the Original family and the story which they have created makes this show a better one than The Vampire Diaries. Definitely worth the watch.


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