Last night was the “backdoor pilot” premiere of The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals. The CW Network has announced that they will be moving ahead and ordered the show to series.
Although the overall ratings were down last night for The Vampire Diaries, the network realizes how successful the show has been over the years and are hoping the spin-off will share the same success. Plus, the network also realizes the impact the show has in social media and online streaming.
A CW executive, Mark Pedowitz, shared his thoughts on the show in this statement: “As soon as we saw last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, we knew we wanted more of The Originals. Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson have done a fantastic job with The Vampire Diaries, which is as fast-paced and well-written as ever, and Julie has created an equally compelling world for The Originals.”
CW has also ordered new seasons for (of course) The Vampire Diaries, Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie, Arrow, and Supernatural. However, there has been no news on Nikita or The Carrie Diaries yet.
What did you think of The Originals premiere? Do you think this show will have the same success as The Vampire Diaries? Who is your favorite original vampire? What did you think of the new characters introduced in this episode?
Source: Entertainment Weekly