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A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

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 Klaus Mikaelson (80 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Elijah Mikaelson (79 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Hayley Marshall / ... (79 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Marcel Gerard (79 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Davina Claire (67 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Camille O'Connell (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Vincent Griffith (58 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Freya Mikaelson (47 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Josh Rosza (36 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Rebekah Mikaelson (36 episodes, 2013-2017)
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A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. "Every King needs an heir" says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid (part vampire, part werewolf) and a werewolf (Hayley). Written by Anaya Miller

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Daniel Gillies was born in Canada but raised in New Zealand. In the TV series Saving Hope he speaks in his original accent. See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: [to Kol and Finn] I'd prefer you both to join me against our mother, but I'll happily settle for one or the other. Either way, if you continue to defy me, your lives will be reduced to an unending sequence of agonizing torture. So, which is it to be?
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Referenced in The Vampire Diaries: Moonlight on the Bayou (2016) See more »

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Absolutely adore this show!!
21 October 2013 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries, I was excited to hear about a spin off the The Original Family. At first I was worried it was going to be a disaster, but was I ever wrong! After watching the first 2 episodes I have to say I am impressed. Love the fact that more time is devoted to our favorite Originals, they really needed their own show. So happy this show exists!!! On a side note, I am watching American Horror Story Coven, A show about young and old witches coming to terms with their powers in modern day New Orleans...same city The Originals live in. It would be really cool to see an overlap of the shows for an episode or 2.... see how Marcus would deal with a Supreme Witch!!!!


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