When the Original family hit Mystic Falls, they were an immediate sensation, with Joseph Morgan’s character Klaus, proving to be too delicious to kill off The Vampire Diaries. As the Originals began to show their layers, Executive Producer Julie Plec brought in more awesome with Daniel Gillies as Elijah and Claire Holt as Rebekah. Since the Originals inception, the TVD family hit Twitter and forums jokingly calling for an Original’s spin-off series. Well, now it looks like that dream may manifest after all and according to Deadline the CW is seriously considering the possibility with a back door pilot set for April 25th, titled The Originals. This exciting installment will be penned by it’s creator, Julie Plec, and will star Joesph Morgan as Klaus and Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley. If the potential series is picked up, Plec would write and executive produce, along with Alloy Entertainment’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo for Alloy, Warner Bros TV and CBS TV Studios. No word yet if Vampire Diaries Co-creator & EP Kevin Williamson will have a hand in the Original series.
The Originals would be set in the French Quarter of New Orleans and center around the Original family of vampires. Vampire Diaries fans will meet new character, Marcel, one of Klaus’ diabolical protege’s. As tight lipped as Plec can be when she wants, sources speculate the back door pilot will likely focus on The Big Easy, Klaus and Marcel in some way. The likelihood that fellow Originals, Rebekah, Elijah and Kol will be featured in the new series has yet to be spoiled. Considering the CW’s stunning success with their flagship series, The Vampire Diaries, this new endevour may already be a hit in the eyes of TVD’s ridiculously loyal fanbase, as well as the network.
So tell me family, would you tune in for a Vampire Diaries spinoff all about The Originals?