Oct. 03, 2013
60 min.
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The Originals

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. Klaus Mikaelson returns to the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build.

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"The Originals" spawning a spinoff?

With the upcoming season being the last for the show, the CW seems to be talking about the possibility of a spinoff series, featuring Hope, as an adult, as her teen years will be seen in the final season.

Series creator Julie Plec is more focused on getting the final season of "The Originals" finished before writing, anything for the potential new series.

3 years ago - Comment [8]

Season 5 Announced as the Final Season
According to a tweet by the Exec. Producer of The Vampire Diaries & The Originals Julie Plec‏ the show will begin shooting it's fifth and final season on Monday.

3 years ago - Comment [4]

The Originals casts Danielle Rose Russell as teenage Hope
In the show’s 5th season, there will once again be a time jump and, along with it, a new Hope. 17-year-old Danielle Rose Russell (Wonder) will play a teenage Hope, joining the cast as a series regular for the fifth season.

3 years ago - Comment [0]

The Originals renewed for season 5
The Originals, which hails from executive producer Julie Plec, will return for a fifth season. A spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, the series follows the original family of vampires in New Orleans. In its fourth season, the series has been averaging 1.4 million total viewers and a 0.5 in the 18-49 demographic.

4 years ago - Comment [1]

'The Originals' Renewed For Season 5

The CW announced late today that The Originals will be returning for a fifth season. The veteran drama, which got its start as a spin-off of the recently-concluded The Vampire Diaries, will be returning for the 2017-2018 television season.
While never the breakout hit that its predecessor once was, The Originals has been able to draw a consistent level of viewership over the course of its run. Its move to Fridays a year ago managed to improve the network's performance for that night of the week.
The series follows Klaus from The Vampire Diaries and his clan, who are part of the original vampire family in New Orleans. One thousand years after they pledged to always remain together, family bonds are starting to break. With the passing of time, tensions have risen and tragedy has taken its toll, with the hunger for power corrupting its members.

4 years ago - Comment [1]

Matt Davis to Appear

The eighth episode of The Originals‘ upcoming fourth season which premieres Friday, March 17 will feature an appearance by Matt Davis. Alaric, whose twin daughters are currently caught in a siren’s crosshairs pops up in order to deliver a priceless artifact to Elijah. This marks the fourth time a character from The Vampire Diaries has appeared on The Originals: Tyler (Michael Trevino) made the jump in Season 1 to get revenge against Klaus, while Matt (Zach Roerig) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) both showed up in Season 3 for their own unique purposes.

4 years ago - Comment [0]

Summer Fontana Cast as Grown-Up Hope

As revealed as San Diego Comic-Con there will be a five-year time jump between the CW drama’s third and fourth seasons — and now they introduce you to the actress playing grown-up Hope: Summer Fontana. Fontana, whose credits include a role in the movie Basic Witches (how appropriate!) began filming for Season 4 earlier in July.

4 years ago - Comment [2]

The Originals Renewed For Season 4

The CW announced today that The Originals has been renewed for a fourth season. The veteran spin-off drama was recently moved to Fridays, where has improved the network's performance for the night along with The Vampire Diaries.

5 years ago - Comment [7]

The Originals Renewed For Season 3

The CW announced today that The Originals has been renewed for a third season. The sophomore drama was picked up for the 2015-2016 season along with The Vampire Diaries plus six other scripted series.

6 years ago - Comment [12]

First Look Photos from Nina Dobrev's 'The Originals' Crossover
Nina Dobrev, from The Vampire Diaries, will be guest starring on The Originals! She will be playing a character named Tatia who gets Elijah and Klaus to fall in love with her. The episode Red Door will air on Monday November 3. Check out the photos here!

6 years ago - Comment [2]

Nathaniel Buzolic Returning To 'The Originals'
Klaus and Elijah’s baby brother is set to resurface on The Originals. Nathaniel Buzolic will reprise the role of Kol Mikaelson in a Season Two flashback. Rumors of Buzolic’s return were first sparked earlier this month when a press release noted the actor would only be attending Barcelona’s BloodyNightCon due to work commitments with The Originals. Buzolic previously appeared as Kol in The Originals‘ pilot. In related news the series has cast Sonja Sohn in a recurring capacity for the Season Two installment, where she'll play the part of Lenore, a powerful salt-of-the-Earth witch in New Orleans who will prove to be quite the formidable foe for Klaus.

7 years ago - Comment [0]

Daniel Sharman Joins 'The Originals' For Season Two
The list of Teen Wolf stars who have relocated to The CW just keeps on growing, as Daniel Sharman is now set to work his magic on The Originals in Season Two. Sharman, who played Isaac Lahey on MTV’s werewolf drama, will make his debut on The Originals‘ second season premiere. He’ll play a charming witch named Kaleb, and just like Sharman’s Teen Wolf character, it sounds like Kaleb has a dark family history, and bit of a temper.

7 years ago - Comment [3]

The CW Renews 'The Originals' For A Second Season
The CW is getting an early jump on the 2014-15 season, issuing an early renewal to it's freshman drama The Originals. “This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series The Originals paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years,” said CW prez Mark Pedowitz in a statement.

7 years ago - Comment [10]

Nathan Parsons To Recur On 'The Originals'
Hunky Australian actor Nathan Parsons is joining the New Orelans-based series and The Vampire Diaries spin-off as Jackson. Not only is he a werewolf acquaintance of Haley’s, but he possesses the underlying ruggedness of a werewolf raised in the Bayou, but he's magnetic, smart and strong-willed and the natural trusted leader of his pack. Parsons' first episode debuts on Tuesday, February 4th.

7 years ago - Comment [2]

Elyse Levesque To Recur On 'The Originals'
The Originals has cast SGU Stargate Universe alumna Elyse Levesque in a recurring role as the redheaded witch Genevieve. The seductive and deceptive Genevieve returns to New Orleans with a mysterious agenda and some unfinished business with Rebekah and Marcel. Levesque will first appear in Episode thirteen of Season One and the show will return from it's winter break on January 14th 2014.

7 years ago - Comment [0]
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