CW's The Originals - Extended Preview
Genres: Horror, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Cast: Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Leah Pipes, Nathan Parsons, Steven Krueger, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Danielle Campbell, Yusuf Gatewood, Riley Voelkel
Director(s): Michael Robison, Matthew Hastings, Sylvain White, Jeffrey G. Hunt, Chris Grismer, Rob Hardy, Lance Anderson, Michael A. Allowitz, Kellie Cyrus, Jesse Warn, Leslie Libman, Bethany Rooney, Dermott Downs
Klaus loves being the bad guy so The CW has granted him a spinoff from the successful vampire TV series The Vampire Diaries. Klaus will be the center focus in the all new The Originals set to debut this upcoming October 3, 2013 after the premiere of The Vampire Diaries Season 5. Afterwards, The Originals will be paired with Supernatural starting October 8, 2013. The CW is certainly trying hard to get the cult following behind Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries to start following The Originals. In the extended preview Klaus is the jealous vampire who enters his old home to see his former protege Marcel has the love and family he always wanted. Next they touch on the subject of Klaus soon to become a father. All this while witches are planning to overthrow the vampires and Klaus looking to screw up everything Marcel has build in his "vampire kingdom".
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.