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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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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 71 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Camille O'Connell 66 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Freya Mikaelson 60 episodes, 2014-2018
...  Josh Rosza 49 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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Trivia

Nathan Parsons who plays the werewolf Jackson, left the show during season one to play a vampire on HBO's True Blood (2008) only to return to his werewolf character in season two after the series ending of "True Blood". See more »

Quotes

Klaus Mikaelson: There's no power in love! Mercy makes you weak! Family makes you weak!
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Referenced in The Vampire Diaries: Moonlight on the Bayou (2016) See more »

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AMAZING show!
15 October 2013 | by See 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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