Lead star cast in 'The Originals'


Later this spring, The CW is set to premiere The Originals, a spin-off of its wildly successful series The Vampire Diaries (which I will not even pretend to know a thing about). 

The Originals, set to premiere as a backdoor pilot on April 25, has cast Charles Michael Davis (The Game) to play Marcel, the protégé of Klaus and one of the main roles on the series.

The plot of The Originals revolves around Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returning to New Orleans, specifically the French Quarter (maybe he wants some King Cake). Klaus helped build the city centuries ago and here he reunites with his former protégé Marcel, who is not the nicest guy in the Big Easy (that is Drew Brees). 

Marcel now runs the supernatural streets in New Orleans, and is not terribly thrilled to see Klaus return to town.

Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin will be reprising their Vampires Diaries roles in the spin-off, as Elijah (Gillies) and Hayley (Tonkin). Danielle Pineda has also joined the cast as a regular, as she will play witch Sophie.

I have no idea about the Vampire Diaries and, therefore, about The Originals. I have believed Vampire Diaries to be aimed at teens and not worth spending any time on. Is that accurate or should I give it a shot?



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Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 5th, 2013, 5:28 pm

Images courtesy of The CW


Message Posted On May 18th, 2013, 5:00 pm
I'm far from being a teen, but the Vampire Diaries caught my attention and I've wathched from day one. I'm not disappointed at all. The Originals I'm sure will be just as fantastic. Love that Klaus and Elijah.

Message Posted On May 2nd, 2013, 3:46 pm
You are judging a show before you ever even watched it, you pompous ass, before you judge something I suggest you watch it from the beginning, I'm not a teen but it's one of my favorite shows and always will be.

Message Posted On May 1st, 2013, 4:48 pm
It's about teens but they seem more like college students. I love it! :) I'm very excited for the spin-off! I'm hoping there will be lots of flashbacks to random points in history (since the originals are 1000 years old).

Message Posted On Apr 26th, 2013, 7:00 am
Definitely give it a shot... I said the same thing about the show but my sister got me to start watching it and I loved it

Message Posted On Feb 11th, 2013, 9:00 pm
It's actually a pretty cool really should start watching
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