Get to Know the Stars of The Originals Series!

Meet the cast of The Originals.

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 Morgan

TVD 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 Gillies

You 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 Holt

Before 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 Davis

If 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 Tonkin

Prior 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 Pineda

If 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 Pipes

In 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 Campbell

Danielle, 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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  1. b Said:

    where is candice accola? we want klaroline!

  2. Katie Said:

    Love the cast! My only complaint is this: you can’t have a show called “The Originals” without Kol!!!

  3. E Said:

    At least we get Elijah

  4. Ashley Said:

    To the ppl who keep saying theres no show without Kol: Kol is DEAD!! Jeremy killed him to finish his hunters mark!! This was what? 5 episodes ago!!

  5. TVDFan Said:

    If there is no Candice or Klaroline, I will be royally pissed off. Nobody wants this Klaus and Camille crap. It’ll be terribly OOC for Klaus to fall in love AGAIN, especially with a human? They are seriously ruining his character. Stop making him go soft for just anybody, writers! This is what made Klaroline so special and now they’re taking this specialness away from them! My shipper heart breaks.

  6. Tonnie Said:

    I am ready for what ever these writers have to throw at us regarding #TheOriginals. I am ready for some awesomely wicked amaze-balls from this ENTIRE cast! This is an awesome thing the writers have done. I have no complaints! Who could or would complain about getting to see more of @JosephMorgan & @DanielGillies? Way to go! Follow ALL these @Originals @MissClaireHolt @CharlesMD @Maniella @leahmariepipes @1PhoebeJTonkin @daniellemcam

  7. ElAlquimista Said:

    I hope the show covers their past lives, for us to finally understand what made them –specially Klaus–, deliciously evil ;)

  8. Jo Snarky Said:

    Glad that they shot this in New Orleans.Met some great artists in the French Quarter-Jon & Shawna–and turns out, they and their art were featured in the shoot. Congrats to them! Already have some of their art. They’re real New Orleans originals. They’re funny, fresh, talented. The real deal. Found out they even have a website-“Crescent City Skull Club”-check it out. Get their art while you can. You heard it hear first-Their art is way cool and smokin’ hot. In short, the best. And then some. :-)

  9. VD Said:

    Caroline has to be present!!! There romance is probably the best part of TVD now!

  10. #vampirediaries Said:

    Ok,first of all,what happened with Stelena? You can not take some of the main characters away and call it a spin off. No Stefan, no Damon, no Caroline, shall I go on? I want the original characters / cast back. I miss Stelena, and to be honest the originals aren’t my favorite.

  11. Angie Said:

    I lov that the oroginals was picked up but i really wanted Laroline to be part of the show. I don’t think Klasus/ Hailey or Klauss/human camille is gonna work out. The magic of Klaroline is that she’sthe only one right for him. something to think avout writers!

  12. Taylor Said:

    So r y gonna put caroline in it. Cause if not its gonna be dumb. He should fall in love with anybody else either.and does this mean he’s not gonna be in vampire diaries anymore! U can’t take him out! I love klaroline! Everyone wants it to happen ya can’t just take it away! Plz don’t!

  13. Taylor Said:

    Also is this another show or is it gonna replace vampire diaries. I’m confused about this!

  14. jayson Said:

    So where’s the original family? Where’s Mikael, Esther, Finn, Kol. They should also have Tatia, Quetsiya, Sila’s lover, The original hunters (brotherhood of the five), and many other character to support the latest story, They should’ve all the flashbacks needed to give answers to what’s everything is going on for TVD. If it’s going to be a different scene of TVD it’s going to be complicated (i guess) but i don’t know.

  15. Theo Said:

    @jayson This is just the cast, not guest-stars are recurring characters. However, there will definitely be lots of flashbacks. The Originals have a rich history. :)

  16. Elizabeth Said:

    Kol is going to b in the originals. He is dead but there is a story that he brought back as human or killed as an original but that now means he’s human. im not sure which one is true but he’s def there

  17. LoveM3 Said:

    We need Caroline!! It won’t be the same without her!!!!

  18. Mitchea Said:

    Can’t take out a couple main characters and call it a spinoff?
    I’m sure you can’t take a recipe, take out a couple main ingredients and call it food, but my mom still does it.

  19. Sabina Said:

    Yeah where is Caroline?

  20. Tara Kay Said:

    I will watch the originals if Klaus and Caroline will be involved…it’s like a vampire finding his true love thru centuries… The chemistry between Caroline and Klaus is more believable…. When I started watching Vampire Diaries, Klaus was the meanest, I used to dislike him….. But watching the series … I slowly like the combination of Caroline and Klaus. I like Klaus a lot now!!!..He is hot!!!..But without Caroline…The show will have a stupid story..glad Elijah and Rebekah are in it.

  21. Taqwim Said:

    We need Kol. Put him on the show!!!

  22. megan Said:

    For everyone complaining about how they don’t like the original family well you don’t have to watch the show ok. Kol is dead he cant be on the show. Im pretty sure they wont totally end Klaroline im sure caroline will show up eventually. So stop wining. I think the vampire diaries and the origanals are both great shows.

  23. Jayne Said:

    I love The Orgingals. Anything with Klaus and Elijah. Joseph Morgan’s acting is to die for. I’m actually glad they haven’t brought Caroline over yet. I think I would like Klaus to explore new relationships. I would also like to see Klaus with a human! So much to delve into! I can’t wait. For those who disagree, I’m sure they’ll be plenty of crossovers. We may even see Kol in flashbacks! Hey, he still showed up on TVD after he was dead!

  24. latoya watt Said:

    Well i dnt care wat anyone says i love klaus he’s cute, bad on oh so evil love the boy. .. Would love to see the salvator brothers those

  25. Alonya Said:

    Incredible writers first.
    I love klaus, I think he is brilliant, and he is always on his game scamming, brain screwing, umm so sexy!
    Now for the respectful Elisha he’s every girls dream guy he has swagg and can dress to impress! Rebecca is a Hottie with a brain I love her honesty and loyalty the woman wants live and a respectful man especially one who can keep up with the hybrid Klaus i so want to meet all off the cast members especially Wolfe Girl I adore her as well as I do Rebecca

  26. erykah Said:

    i looooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee the originals and Marcel, Elijah, Nicklaus and all the other sexy men.Hey y’all


    Am davis johnson by name, i turn to a vampire any time i want to. i become a vampire because of how people treat me, this world is a wicked world and not fair to any body. at the snack of my finger things are made happened. am now a powerful man and no one step on me without an apology goes free. i turn to human being also at any time i want to. and am one of the most dreaded man in my country. i become a vampire through the help of my friend who introduce me into a vampire kingdom by given me t

  28. Tina Marie Deter Said:

    Hello there my Name you already know what you all’ don’t know is you some major fans that want to met up with all you with rachael ray two I hope that is more than a possiblity I want this of my mine to come true* so is there a real address So i can contact whoever is in charge of Making both shows of the Originial’s and the vampire diaries ? do I need to talk you or Rachael Ray to this to manafest into my reality? Help? signed: Tina Marie Deter* E/mail a undeadDream911 Help!

  29. Johnson Said:

    Good day,
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  30. Lexi Said:

    I understand Kol died in The Vampire Diaries but they should find a loophole because apparently every spell has a loophole. My idea is that since Jermey died (but can back to life) Kol should come back to life since he was the one that killed him and because Kol was technically Jermey’s last victim to finish the Hunter’s Tattoos, so since Jermey’s job as a hunter ended, Kol should come back to life.. Plus the show is just plain better with him in it.

  31. Cindel Said:

    Was in town for the weekend, and your beuatiful voice lured me into Vaso as I was walking down Frenchman St. I really enjoyed the show. Much luck and success to you and the band!Horace Ho Daddy GogginsPowder Springs, GA

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