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A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

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 Klaus Mikaelson (92 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Elijah Mikaelson (92 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Hayley Marshall / ... (92 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Marcel Gerard (92 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Vincent Griffith / ... (71 episodes, 2014-2018)
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 Davina Claire (69 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Camille O'Connell (65 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Freya Mikaelson (60 episodes, 2014-2018)
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 Josh Rosza (49 episodes, 2013-2018)
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 Rebekah Mikaelson (37 episodes, 2013-2018)
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A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. "Every King needs an heir" says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid (part vampire, part werewolf) and a werewolf (Hayley). Written by Anaya Miller

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Evil walks with us.. Always and forever. See more »


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Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley Marshall) dated her co-star Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. They dated for around three years. See more »

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Klaus Mikaelson: It turns out my brother is even more depraved than I am. He is the noble stag no longer, indeed an altogether different beast is crepeing through the cracks. And you have also altogether failed in your representation of me because there is one thing you never thought me capable of. Forgiveness. You, Finn, have remained a boar for centuries but here is where your true fault lies. You never learned that the bonds of family far outweigh anything else. Such bonds trump petty jealousies, they ...
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This show is amazing. It gets better and better.
30 October 2013 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

I have been a TVD fan since day 1. However,watching The Original's first episode has made me doubt whether it would be good or not as I thought the story would just rely on it's mother show TVD. However, watching a few more episodes, it is getting better and better and it has actually put me off watching TVD as TVD has got nothing on this show. I have just realized that I have been watching TVD because of the amazing "Originals". The main purpose of 'The Originals' is to show viewers that it is based on family and that is the most important thing. Unlike TVD that is based on sickening stupid never ending romance between the Salvatore brothers, Silus, Petrova Doppelgangers, Elena etc. I'm so fed up of it. Hence why I advice you to give TO a shot guys, this show is amazing.


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