Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken.
Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie.
Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister Rebekah will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by THE ORIGINALS once again.
The series stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Immortals”) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (“The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,” “Homeland”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” “Sorority Row”) as Cami and Danielle Campbell (“Starstruck,” “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection”) as Davina. THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Lying Game”) are executive producers. Plec wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Chris Grismer (“The Vampire Diaries”).
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 15, discussing Klaus’ revenge against Rebekah and Elijah’s need to protect his family.
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 14, discussing Rebekah’s betrayal from 1919.
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 13, discussing the power shift between the vampires and the witches.
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 12, discussing Papa Tunde and sacrificial magic that sweeps through the French Quarter.
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 11, discussing the dramatic resolution of The Harvest
Casting call for a roaring twenties party scene in “The Originals,” filming in Conyers, GA.
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 10, discussing the power struggle between the witches and the vampires with Davina in the middle.
We have just the fix for this extremely cold day, a plethora of HOT new promo photos from the cast of “The Originals”, and fans, sexy is an understatement.
Love, spotted! Our doting Paul Wesley (Stefan in “The Vampire Diaries”) and “The Originals” costar Phoebe Tonkin were found ringing in the New Year together in Sydney, Australia.
“The Originals” casts extras for a flashback/hallucination scene in an old sanitarium.