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Format Supernatural drama, Horror, Fantasy
Created by Julie Plec
Starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of Seasons 1

Executive producer(s) Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo
Location(s) New Orleans, Louisiana
Production company(s) Outerbanks Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, Warner Bros. Television

Original channel The CW
Original airing April 25, 2013 (Backdoor-Pilot)


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The Originals centers on Niklaus Mikaelson and the Original Family of vampires, as he returns to the supernatural crucible that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former apprentice Marcel. The show will feature two new characters who are witches, as well as a human female named Camille who is a psychology student fascinated by the study of Human Behavior. Cami is allured to the aberration of the French Quarter, resolute on answering the unanswerable question Рwhat makes someone evil?

Starring in the pilot episode of “The Originals” is two-time Teen Choice Award nominee¬†Joseph Morgan, who will continue his “The Vampire Diaries” role of¬†Niklaus Mikaelson. Morgan is an English actor who studied at the “Central School of Speech and Drama” in London, UK. Among his film credits are “Alexander” starring Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell, and “Immortals” starring opposite Henry Cavill.¬†Phoebe Tonkin¬†will also star in “The Originals” playing the werewolf Hayley Marshall, a character that was introduced in season four of “The Vampire Diaries”.

Also joining the cast is ‘Saving Hope’ star¬†Daniel Gillies¬†as Klaus’ older brother¬†Elijah, who was the first original to appear on ‘The Vampire Diaries’. Gillies starred in Spider-Man 2 opposite to Tobey Maguire, his film credits also include ‘Uncross the Stars’ with Ron Perlman, ‘Captivity’ and ‘Broken Kingdom’ , which he also directed and starred along with his wife Rachael Leigh Cook. Gillies TV work includes ‘Into the West’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Saving Hope’ which he will remain a regular on even if ‘The Originals’ gets picked up.¬†Claire Holt¬†will also be reprising her role as Klaus and Elijah’s sister,¬†Rebekah Mikaelson.


Main Cast

  • Joseph Morgan¬†as¬†Niklaus Mikaelson
  • Daniel Gillies¬†as¬†Elijah Mikaelson
  • Claire Holt¬†as¬†Rebekah Mikaelson
  • Phoebe Tonkin¬†as¬†Hayley Marshall
  • Charles Michael Davis¬†as¬†Marcel Gerard
  • Daniella Pineda¬†as¬†Sophie Deveraux
  • Leah Pipes¬†as¬†Camille O’Connell
  • Danielle Campbell¬†as¬†Davina Claire

Recurring Cast

  • Eka Darville¬†as¬†Diego¬†(5/17)
  • Karen Kaia Livers¬†as¬†Agnes¬†(5/17)
  • Callard Harris¬†as¬†Thierry Vanchure¬†(4/17)
  • Malaya Rivera Drew¬†as¬†Jane-Anne Deveraux¬†(3/17)
  • Steven Krueger¬†as¬†Joshua Rosza¬†(3/17)
  • Alexandra Metz¬†as¬†Katie¬†(2/17)
  • Shannon Kane¬†as¬†Sabine¬†(2/17)
  • Todd Stashwick¬†as¬†Kieran¬†(2/17)
  • Nathaniel Buzolic¬†as¬†Kol Mikaelson¬†(1/17)
  • Sebastian Roch√©¬†as¬†Mikael¬†(1/17)
  • Body Double¬†as¬†Esther¬†(1/17)

Guest Cast

  • Shane Coffey¬†as¬†Tim
  • Johnny Walter¬†as¬†Dwayne¬†
  • Michael Trevino¬†as¬†Tyler Lockwood¬†¬†
  • Tasha Ames¬†as _____________¬†
  • Jesse C. Boyd¬†as¬†Cary¬†


On January 11, 2013, it was announced that a back-door pilot focused on the Originals, starring Joseph Morgan as Klaus titled The Originals will air sometime in April for a potential series pick-up for the 2013-2014 season on April 26th 2013 ‘The originals’ was confirmed for a full series ¬†This second spin-off attempt is carried out by Julie Plec. There is no involvement by Kevin Williamson. The Originals was officially picked up by the CW on April 26th, 2013 for the 2013-14 season.¬†The Originals Season One will premiere on Tuesday, October 15