Fan Question: When Will The Originals Air in The U.K.?

Claire Holt, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies - The Originals promo photoWhen the CW announced U.S. premiere dates for The Originals, U.K. fans immediately clamored to know when and if the Vampire Diaries spinoff series was going to make its way to TV sets across the pond. Well, we come bearing wonderful news: it definitely is!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the SyFy channel has picked up the highly anticipated series — which follows Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his siblings Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) as they attempt to fortify their family bonds and regain control over New Orleans — and it’s slated to air in the U.K. in the fall of 2013! The series also stars Charles Michael Davis as Klaus’s former-protege-turned-enemy Marcel, Daniella Pineda as the edgy witch Sophie, Leah Pipes as normal psychology student Camille, and Danielle Campbell as Marcel’s secret weapon Davina.

“With such an established and successful heritage and U.S. network credentials, The Originals is our biggest acquisition since V in 2010,” Adam Collings, channel director of Syfy U.K. gushed. “Its narrative is edgy and contemporary and has something for fans of The Vampire Diaries and new viewers to the franchise alike.”

So, dearest U.K. viewers: What is your reaction to this news? Are you excited to learn that The Originals is coming to a Syfy channel near you?

Theo is a television enthusiast/digital editor at Alloy Entertainment. A conspiracy theorist at heart, this Greek gal is constantly on the look-out for horcruxes and is still trying to make sense of Lost Season 6. She’s Team Salvatore all the way. Follow her musings on entertainment at @theodorag13.


  1. Annie Said: have made this scottish lady very happy! An avid fan of The Vampire Diaries,i am so excited to view the goings on of Klaus,Rebekah,Elijah et al The Originals..SyFy here I come!!

  2. Beveley Said:

    Can’t wait to watch the Originals here in the UK!

  3. Beth Said:

    Yay finally!!

  4. Coral Mai Gifford Said:

    Yay!! So happy now, can’t wait for both of them tvd and originals :)))

  5. Sam Said:

    Or just stream it online from the UK like a normal person, then buy the DvD when it comes out (which is what I do) Aint no avid fan got time to wait for that to air over here.

  6. Frances Said:

    little sad i wont be able to watch it in my bedroom on the freeview… but i can record it downstairs on the sky. other than that SO EXCITED! CAN’T WAIT!!!!! XD

  7. Tessa Paxton Said:

    Absolute crap since not everyone has Sky. I’ve followed the Vampire diaries from the very first episode and I am really unhappy I will not be able to watch the Originals until its release on Dvd. Should have given it to ITV2 as well to be honest.

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