About The Originals!
The Originals is an American TV series which is a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, both of which air on The CW network. The first episode aired on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, at 9/8c, after The Vampire Diaries, and moved to its usual Tuesday 8/7c time slot on October 8th, 2013. It was renewed for a second season on February 13th, 2014.
The show centers on three Michaelson siblings, the Original vampires, Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) the Original vampire/werewolf hybrid, Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies) the eldest, and Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt) the only sister.
The Originals series also includes werewolf Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin) who pregnant with Klaus’ child. While a vampire cannot procreate, Klaus is a vampire/werewolf hybrid, and therefore can father a child with werewolf Hayley.
The Mikalson siblings helped build the city of New Orleans, but were forced to flee in 1919 when their vengeful father, “the destroyer” Mikael Mikaelson (Sebastian Roché), was summoned by a witch and set the city on fire to destroy them and all they built.
Left behind in the burning city was Marcellus “Marcel” Gerard (Charles Michael Davis), Klaus’ protégé who was like an adopted son. When the Mikaelsons fled, Marcel took charge of the city, put a curse on the werewolves, prevented witches from doing magic under penalty of death, and created a city where vampires rule and live among the human population. Now that The Originals have returned to the city, they intend to take Marcel down and reclaim the city as their own.
The cast also includes Camille “Cami” O’Connell (Leah Pipes), a psychology student, and Davina Claire (Danielle Campbell), the young, powerful witch, who has been taken care of by Marcel.
The Originals Cast
Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson
Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson *
Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson
Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley Marshall
Charles Michael Davis as Marcellus Gerard
Daniella Pineda as Sophie Deveraux (original cast member)
Leah Pipes as Camille “Cami” O’Connell
Danielle Campbell as Davina Claire
* After the March 11th episode, “Farewell to Storyville,” Claire Holt left the series as a regular cast member. However, she has confirmed that she will be returning to the series in the future. Her departure was due to the fact that her contract had ended and she wanted to spend more time with her family.
Awards / Nominations
2014 – People’s Choice Awards (40th)
- Favorite New TV Drama – The Originals (Nominated)
- Favorite Actor in a New Series – Joseph Morgan (Won)
About the Webmaster
Cecelia Lawshe (aka Riley Blueberry) is a fan of The Vampire Diaries as well as The Originals, and has been watching both since their first episodes.
She loves reading science fiction and fantasy, watching other science fiction and fantasy shows such as Supernatural, Continuum, Lost Girl, Lost, Almost Human, Once Upon a Time, The Tomorrow People, and movies such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Transformers, District 9, action/adventure movies such as Edge of Tomorrow, and other TV shows like Castle, Person of Interest, and Elementary.
Cecelia also likes crafts and takes much pleasure in knitting, crocheting, tatting, doing embroidery, and sewing.
In additional to these areas of interest, she has also dabbled in acting with neighborhood theaters, written spec scripts, won some writing contests, and is currently working on a young adult novel.
In her spare time she enjoys trying to keep up with her Jack Russell Terrier and sleeping!
The Originals currently airs on Thursdays, after The Vampire Diaries, and will move to Monday nights for season 2.