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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 (80 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Hayley Marshall / ... (80 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Marcel Gerard (80 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Davina Claire (69 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Camille O'Connell (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Vincent Griffith (59 episodes, 2014-2018)
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 Freya Mikaelson (48 episodes, 2014-2018)
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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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Both Claire Holt (Rebekah Mikaelson) and Nathaniel Buzolic (Kol Mikaelson) were recurring characters on Pretty Little Liars. See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: Mere hours after you lecture me about boundaries and here you are at my house in the middle of the night.
Camille O'Connell: I came through the front door, you appeared at the window like a creeper.
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TVD spin-off show is better than the main show
12 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom, England) – See all my reviews

This show is miles better than The Vampire Diaries in my opinion. The show has a brilliant cast, characters, great story and good location. I like the way they have made this show darker than TVD and they haven't kept that 'coming of age' type of show. The originals also gives explanations and goes into some detail about the characters backgrounds and helps you understand the story between the Originals and Marcel. Also, the first couple of episodes have made me wanting more without a doubt. No disrespect to TVD, i like that show, I just think that the way this show focus' on the Original family and the story which they have created makes this show a better one than The Vampire Diaries. Definitely worth the watch.


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