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The Originals

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. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build.

Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister Rebekah will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by THE ORIGINALS once again.

The series stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Immortals”) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (“The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,” “Homeland”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” “Sorority Row”) as Cami and Danielle Campbell (“Starstruck,” “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection”) as Davina.

THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Lying Game”) are executive producers. Plec wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Chris Grismer (“The Vampire Diaries”).

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aired Oct 04, 2013


b0sse (Jan 31, 2019)

why does it have empty season 6 and 7 on here?
it ended with season 5

Foaman (Aug 07, 2018)

The fifth season was the final season, not "canceled", it had a proper ending.
This show was so much better than TVD, the "Originals" will be missed for sure. Farewell Mikaelsons.

Mantrhax (Jan 31, 2018)

The Originals (CW) – Canceled (after final fifth season)

WhiteSenji (Feb 05, 2015) Season 1 review for those who are interested, also explaining if you should watch TVD before or not.

DonGari (Nov 09, 2014)

I agree with Amaranthine and ames811 it is quiet easy to catch up.

ames811 (Oct 28, 2014)

@madswanqueen I agree with Amaranthine. I also didn't watch Vampire Diaries but I caught up just fine

Amaranthine (Aug 22, 2014)

@madswanqueen Not really. I started The Originals without watching TVD and I didn't have any problems in following the plot and the characters. The first episode is a good introduction to that world and then it just flows on its own.

madswanqueen (Aug 06, 2014)

I really want to watch The Originals, but I haven't seen TVD. Would that be a problem?

Woutr900 (Jun 16, 2014)

This spinoff easily tops TVD imo, great surprise

Kingsora (Nov 08, 2013)

Suprisingly good

pOeszjj (Oct 31, 2013)

Looooooove this show ♡

BalkanskoZlato (Oct 13, 2013)

Klaus <3

Bunbosik (Sep 25, 2013)

I really hope this spin-off doesn't turn into a major fail...The Original Family is really amazing.

chiesaur (Aug 01, 2013)

Well, pilot it was quite good. But right in the beginning the scenes has a lot of cuts and kind of got me confused, as if I missed watching some episode before. It didn't really had a intro, so the beginning sounded a little forced to me.
But I'm happy to have a show that doesn't have Elena and Stefen, so... I'll keep watching to see if gets better. And I adore Klaus as main.

TheJWoman (Jul 10, 2013)

well, we will see about this one. Hope it will be good

b0sse (Jun 05, 2013)

Added the first trailer of this show under the "Videos" tab.
It was released by the CW earlier today.

Ninakat (May 04, 2013)

King Klaus!

Kingsora (Jan 20, 2013)

For those wondering what it is about: he-cw

A spin-off sounds cool, but the fact that Klaus is the lead character makes me less happy. Anyhow, let's give it a chance.

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  • Status Ended
  • Premiered Oct 03, 2013
  • Genre Horror/Supernatural, Romance/Dating, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
  • Country United States
  • Network CW
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Links IMDb, TheTVDB


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