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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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2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / ... 85 episodes, 2013-2018
Yusuf Gatewood ...  Vincent Griffith / ... 71 episodes, 2014-2018
Danielle Campbell ...  Davina Claire 69 episodes, 2013-2018
Leah Pipes ...  Camille O'Connell 65 episodes, 2013-2018
Riley Voelkel ...  Freya Mikaelson 60 episodes, 2014-2018
Steven Krueger ...  Josh Rosza 46 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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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

Klaus Mikaelson: Mere hours after you lecture me about boundaries and here you are at my house in the middle of the night.
Camille O'Connell: I came through the front door, you appeared at the window like a creeper.
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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: The Originals S4 (2017) See more »

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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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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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