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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 (79 episodes, 2013-2017)
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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 (66 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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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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Reunites Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin who both previously played mermaids in the Australian TV show H2O: Just Add Water (2006). Andrew Lees who guest stars in the third season also appeared in that show. See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: It turns out my brother is even more depraved than I am. He is the noble stag no longer, indeed an altogether different beast is crepeing through the cracks. And you have also altogether failed in your representation of me because there is one thing you never thought me capable of. Forgiveness. You, Finn, have remained a boar for centuries but here is where your true fault lies. You never learned that the bonds of family far outweigh anything else. Such bonds trump petty jealousies, they ...
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More mature than VD
18 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

First three episodes are quite good. Story is fast and balanced. Cahracters are nice also and they have some nice back stories. I only hope that they are keep going strong like in these first few episodes. People who watched VD will still watch VD but its popularity will drop due to The Originals. This is what Ian Somerhalder said about The Originals:"Now, they're going to be taking these characters that mean so much to our show. I'm insanely happy for everyone, but I'm not thrilled. Not that I mind sharing, I just don't want to lose all these amazing actors on our show. Who are the other people who are gonna be coming on the show? Are they gonna be good? Because it's The CW, and everyone has to be pretty, and there aren't a lot of pretty people that can act well." For now I see few new actors in The Originals that do better job than him.


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