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”).
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.
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 9, discussing tying up loose ends in the midway point of the season. The recap includes a poll gauging everyone’s feelings towards the season so far.
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 8, discussing the slaughter of vampires and Rebekah’s betrayal. A poll at the end of the recap asks fans to pick sides.
Television recap of “The Originals” season 1 episode 7, discussing how Klaus’ unborn baby can create more Hybrids. The recap also includes a poll about Klaus, Elijah and Tyler.
Television recap for “The Originals” season 1 episode 6, discussing the relationship between Elijah, Klaus and Hayley’s unborn baby.
I found myself talking to CW fans, like yourself, about how much we love the CW shows (of course). However, I couldn’t help but realize that after a few chit chats ONE guy kept naturally sinking his way into our convos, Klaus. As a result, here are five reasons we’re swooning over CW’s newest TV series actor: Klaus. Indulge with me.
Television recap of “The Originals” season one, episode five, including a discussion and a poll about the witches’ Harvest.
After discovering interesting news about someone in Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) inner circle, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) come together to attempt to unravel Marcel’s empire from within in spite of Elijah’s (Daniel [...]
The cast of “The Originals” consists of some really talented people! Phoebe Tonkin, who plays now-pregnant Hayley, chatted with us about the melting pot of accents and how she gets around that. Don’t miss “The Originals” premiere [...]