Shooting for the potential CW pilot The Originals has begun, and the talented cast members have united in New Orleans to start kicking some supernatural ass! This Vampire Diaries spin-off centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to the vibrant melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans and dark supernatural mayhem ensues.
The show has been picked up and will premiere on October 15, 2013 on The CW. And it already sounds beyond riveting! Ready to meet the cast? Check out the gallery below to see who will be starring in the show!
Joseph MorganTVD fans can look forward to getting a weekly dose of Joseph Morgan and his irresistible dimples because the incredible actor is reprising his TVD role of so-evil-it-hurts villain Klaus Mikaelson on The Originals. When Klaus returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel.”
Joseph also stars in Warhourse, Immortals, 500 Miles North, Ben Hur and Open Grave!
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Daniel GilliesYou know him as the Original brother with the most luscious locks and a penchant for ripping still-beating hearts out of people's chest. Well, you can certainly can look forward to more great Elijah hair days and intense fight scenes because Daniel is set to reprise his TVD role. So what will his character be up to in New Orleans? Elijah, intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, must side with Marcel's enemies in order to keep Klaus in line.
The New Zealand actor (who recently directed, wrote, and acted in his own masterpiece titled Broken Kingdom) also stars on the Canadian medical drama Saving Hope. If The Originals goes to series, he will do both shows.
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Claire HoltBefore TVD and The Originals, Claire starred on H2O: Just Add Water and had roles on Pretty Little Liars and Mean Girls 2.
The mystifying blonde beauty will be reprising her role as Rebekah Mikaelson from The Vampire Diaries. She will be accompanying her brothers Elijah and Klaus to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town Klaus helped build centuries ago. And, as usual, expect lots of drama to follow wherever sassy Bex goes!
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Charles Michael DavisIf you’re a fan of Switched at Birth, then you know Charles best as Liam. If you tune in to the television series The Game, you may recognize him as Kwan Kirkland. And if you are a Vampire Diaries viewer, you’ll soon finding yourself associating him with fangs and the name Marcel.
Not only is Charles's Originals character Marcel the big king of the supernatural community in New Orleans, but he’s a charismatic leader as well which is the most terrifying kind there is. He got his start by helping Klaus build up the city and took over when the Original hybrid left. Since then, he’s created a whole set or rules for the society he’s in charge of and, in the French Quarter region, he’s pretty much held in the same esteem of a rock star due to his diabolical ideas and party hardy attitude.
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Phoebe TonkinPrior to playing Hayley on The Vampire Diariesand The Originals, Phoebe starred on H2O: Just Add Water, The Secret Circle and Home and Away.
Phoebe, who was introduced as werewolf Hayley in the Vampire Diaries Season 4, will be reprising her role. And if Hayley's shocking decisions and manipulative schemes have taught us anything, she's going to be stirring up plenty of trouble in 'Nawlins! A badass wolf girl who causes chaos but you can't hate on her because she's secretly vulnerable due to being orphaned at a young age? We're looking forward to her storyline for sure!
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Danielle PinedaIf Daniella looks familiar that’s because she recently played Daria Wernahm in the NBC pilot Midnight Sun and made a memorable guest appearance on Homeland as Officer Julia Diaz. Moreover, she’s also starred in the movies Newlyweds and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. On TVD’s sister show, the Mills College graduate will resume her portrayal of daring yet vulnerable characters by portraying Sophie, a witch whose magic has been dimmed but eradicated. Sophie is described as “a leader and a sexy, sharp-tongued social force, she is quietly sowing the seeds of a revolution amongst her peers.”
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Leah PipesIn a show all about supernatural entities, Sorority Row and Life is Wild actress Leah Pipes will be playing the residential human.
The blonde beauty is taking on the role of mysterious Camille, who is described as “a college psychology student fascinated by the study of human behavior unaware of the supernatural universe that exists around her.” (Basically, she’s the hybrid version of Matt Donovan and Elena Gilbert with some parts Professor Shane/Vanessa Monroe sprinkled in when you really think about it.) Additionally, Camille will take a special interest in Klaus due to his connection to the darker aspects of New Orleans’ French Quarter.
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Danielle CampbellDanielle, whose previous roles include Gracey Hollander in Prison Break, Carla Middlen in Drop Dead Diva, and Simone Daniels in Disney’s Prom, has been tapped to play an ethereal character named Davina. Described as young and troubled, Davina has spent her life sheltered by protective guardians. Although delicate and somewhat innocent, homegirl has her demons just like everyone else on this show and her craving to know about what’s waiting for her in the great beyond makes her both a sight to behold as well as a dangerous one. And with her big, blue eyes full of wonder and mystery, Danielle certainly fits the bill!
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