Television Exclusive – First Look at “Vampire Diaries” Spin-off “The Originals”

Back in January, it was announced that the CW Network was beginning to develop a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. This new show is now officially entitled The Originals and will be premiering on April 25, 2013. Well, the network got moving fairly quickly with filming the show as photos from the first episode have been released already.

Entertainment Weekly recently shared eleven (11) new photos from the pilot episode. These photos give us a look at  Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, and Phoebe Tonkin returning as their respective characters and newcomers  Charles Michael Davis, Daniella Pineda, Leah Pipes, and Malaya Rivera Drew as their characters.

Davis will be playing Klaus’ former protégé Marcel, who has now created a community of Vampires in a town in New Orleans. Pineda will be playing Sophie, a witch who, much like Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) from The Vampire Diaries, comes from a long line of witches that have been in the French Quarter for hundreds of years. Sophie believes it is her responsibility to lead a charge against Marcel and his oppressive ways. Pipes will be playing a human psychology student named Cami who has a difficult time believing in the supernatural world. Finally, Drew will be playing Sophie’s sister Jane-Anne, who is also a witch.

What do you think of these new characters? Will you be interested in watching The Originals when it premieres? Do you think it will be successful? Who is your favorite Original Vampire?

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

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