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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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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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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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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Spin-off Legacies (2018) See more »

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ENDING OF THE ORIGINALS
4 May 2018 | by enochkayiiraSee all my reviews

Why is the series ending on season 5. This is the best vampire show I have ever watched. The cast, literal alignment in scripts of the cast, the storyline are all so eye-catching and addictive. I for one am bitterly hurt that my favourite series is coming to an end.


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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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