The Originals Claire Holt and Casper Zafer Return for Season 3!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // August 16, 2015

Casper Zafer, Finn Mikaelson, Claire Holt, Rebekah Mikaelson, The Originals

Claire Holt returns as Rebekah and Casper Zafer as Finn in flashbacks for season 3 of The Originals!

Season 3 of The Originals will see the Mikaelson family reunite with the return of Claire Holt as Rebekah, Casper Zafer as Finn, and Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol!

Claire and Casper aren’t the only Mikaelson family members returning. According to IMDB, Alice Evans will be returning as Esther Mikaelson and Sebastian Roche will be returning as Mikael Mikaelson in the premiere episode for season 3 of The Originals!

Sebastian Roche, Mikael Mikaelson, Nathaniel Buzolic, Kol Mikaelson, Alice Evans, Esther Mikaelson

The season will focus on the sire lines of the family, so what better way to begin the new chapter than a flashback showing them at the very beginning, after being turned into vampires by Esther and then Klaus killing her, resulting in Mikael’s campaign to kill them all. Since Rebekah is currently in the body of a witch, played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers, and Finn and Kol’s bodies are both ashes, their return will be in the flashbacks, at least until Davina, Freya, or witch Rebekah figure out a way to bring them back in the flesh as themselves!

Executive producer Michael Narducci on The Originals flashback

[It’s] a flashback that we’ve never seen before. We’ve always understood that the Mikaelson family, the brothers and sister, had to flee in the wake of Esther’s death by Klaus’ hands. Klaus blamed Mikael and said, ‘We have to go. Our father is insane,’ and for a very long time Mikael chased them. So wouldn’t it be cool to see the family not long after that? What was their state of mind? What were their relationships like? How did they relate to one another knowing Mikael was out there somewhere, and they’re relatively new vampires so what was their existence like? I think it might be surprising and interesting.

Currently Claire is starring in Aquarius with David Duchovney, which has been renewed for a second season, and Nathaniel Buzolic is starring as Jimmy on The CW comedy Significant Mother. Casper was last seen on The Vampire Diaries season 3, when he died. Yusuf Gatewood played Finn and Daniel Sharman played Kol in season 2 of The Originals.

Sebastian Roche, who has been killed twice as Mikael, must like the name since he’s also starring in “The Young Pope” TV mini-series as Cardinal Michel Marivaux. The HBO 8 episode series is about “an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history,” and is being filmed in Italy for a 2016 release. In addition to Sebastian, it also stars Jude Law, Diane Keaton, and James Cromwell.

Season 3 of The Originals returns with this flashback of the Mikaelson family on Thursday, October 8th, 2015, at 9/8c, after The Vampire Diaries at 8/7c, on The CW!

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