The Vampire Diaries Co-creator and EP Julie Plec has been burning the midnight oil developing her new spin-off series, The Originals. Casting has begun and the CW’s possible new series is all the buzz, as the April 25th back door pilot premiere approaches. Charles Michael Davis has landed the key role of Marcel to co-star opposite TVD’s Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin.
The Originals centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus (Morgan) 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 (Davis). Wicked, wild and charismatic, Marcel is a former kicked-around street rat who now calls the shots in the supernatural playground of New Orleans. As a modern-day vampire, he’s fierce and bold, able to accomplish as much with his charm as he is with his strength. Elijah (Gillies), intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, must side with Marcel’s enemies in order to keep Klaus in line.