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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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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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: I bowed down to you, brother, to make up for daggering you for the greater good of our plan to reclaim our home. I looked the other way, sister, while you repeat the same cycle with Marcel, falling again for a man you shouldn't be with while he controls the empire that we buit, that he took. Now I make no excuses for past sins, but in the one momeny when you two could have chosen to stand by me, to believe in me, to believe that my intentions for my own child were pure, you turned against me to...
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One of the best Vampire shows ever.
12 December 2018 | by jalondhowardSee all my reviews

The show far exceeds TVD in terms of acting and storytelling. I was instantly hooked from the first episode. The show as a whole achieved greatness from season 1 to season 5. The series finale could've been better but the show will go down as one of my favorites to watch.


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3 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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