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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 »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Marcel Gerard: [to KLaus] This is the last note in a song that I started a century ago, when I brought your dad to town. And for that I am sorry.
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Referenced in The Vampire Diaries: Moonlight on the Bayou (2016) See more »

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One of THE BEST Vampire shows!
27 November 2013 | by tamster74See all my reviews

I am SO addicted to this show! I never want it to end! The acting is brilliant...Klaus ROCKS! It keeps me wanting more....I knew I loved vampires for a reason ;) I lost interest in Vampire Diaries very quickly because the story lines were weak as well as the acting....too "teenager" 'ish....this series is more captivating and not so immature. Klaus's character is brilliant, scheming, evil, yet caring...you hate to love him/love to hate him! I'm also a fan of True Blood but...there is something about The Originals that has me hooked! :) It is also "believable" with the siblings being the original vampires. Each of them are unique in character. Who knows...maybe they used their "mind compulsion" on me.... and it worked! I highly recommend watching this series; you won't be disappointed! <3


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