8.2/10
118,007
360 user 27 critic

The Originals 

Trailer
1:04 | Trailer
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.

Creator:

Julie Plec
Reviews
Popularity
184 ( 8)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Joseph Morgan ...  Klaus Mikaelson 92 episodes, 2013-2018
Daniel Gillies ...  Elijah Mikaelson 92 episodes, 2013-2018
Charles Michael Davis ...  Marcel Gerard 92 episodes, 2013-2018
Phoebe Tonkin ...  Hayley Marshall / ... 85 episodes, 2013-2018
Yusuf Gatewood ...  Vincent Griffith / ... 71 episodes, 2014-2018
Danielle Campbell ...  Davina Claire 69 episodes, 2013-2018
Leah Pipes ...  Camille O'Connell 65 episodes, 2013-2018
Riley Voelkel ...  Freya Mikaelson 60 episodes, 2014-2018
Steven Krueger ...  Josh Rosza 46 episodes, 2013-2018
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Daniel Gillies was born in Canada but raised in New Zealand. In the TV series Saving Hope he speaks in his original accent, whereas in this series he uses a neutral American accent, except during flashbacks where he sounds slightly British. See more »

Quotes

Klaus Mikaelson: I love my family. You, Elijah, I loved all of you. I know I can be difficult, but I did not make myself that way. It was Mikael who ruined me.
Rebekah Mikaelson: He ruined me too, that's what you forget. Centuries later, each of us is broken. You with your anger and paranoia, me with my fear of abandonment, and poor Elijah, he dedicates himself to everyone but himself. We are the strongest creatures in the world, and yet we're damaged beyond repair. We lived without hope, but we will never die. We are the ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in MsMojo: Top 10 Female TV Showrunners (2016) See more »

User Reviews

 
More mature than VD
18 October 2013 | by maloyutuSee all my reviews

First three episodes are quite good. Story is fast and balanced. Cahracters are nice also and they have some nice back stories. I only hope that they are keep going strong like in these first few episodes. People who watched VD will still watch VD but its popularity will drop due to The Originals. This is what Ian Somerhalder said about The Originals:"Now, they're going to be taking these characters that mean so much to our show. I'm insanely happy for everyone, but I'm not thrilled. Not that I mind sharing, I just don't want to lose all these amazing actors on our show. Who are the other people who are gonna be coming on the show? Are they gonna be good? Because it's The CW, and everyone has to be pretty, and there aren't a lot of pretty people that can act well." For now I see few new actors in The Originals that do better job than him.


68 of 91 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 360 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Originals See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed