The New "Vampire Diaries" spin-off will be arriving on The CW this fall. (Photo : The CW)
"The Vampire Diaries" ended last month. Speculations on the fifth season have been appeasing fans while they wait the long summer months until the show's return in October, however there's even more Mystic Falls action on the horizon. The series premiere of "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off, "The Originals," is also providing vampire diehards with plenty to chew on.
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On Wednesday, May 29, Spoilers Guide leaked some intriguing details about the upcoming series. "The Originals" will officially premiere on The CW this fall, although the first episodes previously debuted during the fourth season of "The Vampire Diaries." Upon its arrival, the cast will be starting fresh. The prior episodes will serve as a prologue, an introduction to the impending vampire drama "Vampire Diaries" fans have come to know and love.
According to the Spoilers Guide report, a new witch will be joining the cast upon the series' premiere. "There will also be a new character, Davina, played by Danielle Campbell. This character is a witch in New Orleans who gets tied up in Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) return to town. Davina was originally supposed to be in the backdoor pilot, but the part was cut during editing."
In early anticipation, The CW has released a slew of cast photos from the set. Check out the entire slideshow here.
In a series of previous interviews, the cast provided fans with an inside look into the upcoming series. "We ended the backdoor pilot in a good place, moving forward together, a tentative partnership between us," said Joseph Morgan, who plays Klaus, while talking about the sibling rivalry between his character, Klaus, and Elijah. "But as things complicate, as the series pans out, there's room for throwing that up in the air. As far as the baby is concerned, I can't imagine that we both have identical plans of how this child should be raised. So I imagine we're going to have a conflict of interest."
"It's just going to be that ultimate dynamic of Elijah in pursuit of making certain that the family is reinstated as they once were, which is sort of this pursuit of a fantasy, almost," Daniel Gillies, who plays Elijah added. "And Klaus is a lot more malevolently in pursuit of power. It's no less of a fantasy. And it's sort of watching those two dynamics intersect."
"The Originals" will premiere on The CW in October, coinciding nicely with the return of "The Vampire Diaries."