Backdoor pilot “The Originals” is set to air as an episode of “The Vampire Diaries” on April 25th.

The spin-off series features the original vampire family in New Orleans, specifically Klaus as he meets up with his long lost vampire protégé.

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Filming first began on March 11th as the actors made their way down to Louisiana. Zap2it shares an on-set picture of Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin and Daniel Gillies.

While filming in Louisiana, Joseph Morgan tweeted:

Are you hoping “The Originals” will be picked up for CW’s fall lineup?

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