The CW Orders ‘The Originals’ Series After ‘Vampire Diaries’ Backdoor Pilot

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Quickest. Turnaround. Ever. After just airing the backdoor pilot for The Originals on last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, the spin-off’s already received pick-up by its host network.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show aired to 2.2 million total viewers, pleasing The CW enough to order a full season, the first for 2013-’14.

As previously mentioned, the fresh television series will revolve around the Original family of vampires led by Klaus (Joseph Morgan). Joining him will be brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies), sister Rebekah (Claire Holt), one-time lover Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), as well as a string of newbies, including Klaus’ diabolical former protege, Marcel.

Prior to pick-up, Claire Holt was very hopeful about the potential for The Originals: “It’s a completely different dynamic. It’s a different mix, therefore it’s a different story. I think the fans are still going to be able to get what they love from The Vampire Diaries and hopefully they’ll be able to take something new too.”

Now it’s your turn to weigh in. Do you think the show will do well? Will you miss these characters on The Vampire Diaries? Tell us everything you’re feeling about The Originals in the comments below!

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  • Olenka

    the vampire deiiras / I love Damon but I want Elena to be with Stefan, because they just belong together (or at least for me). And yes even thought Elena and Damon have some chemistry I just canb4t see them would be wierd for all of them. I always have thought of them like about two people who care for each other.Damon never really cares about anyone since Katherine and now heb4s becoming better person, heb4s starting to care about people and he deserve someone who really loves him not his brother girfriend.

  • Hannah

    Wait! What about klaus and Caroline?!?!?! The whole Elena and Damon thing is getting old. I really want something big to happen and after watching the season finale, the only reasonable scene was with klaus and Caroline. This show might last 2 more seasons I’m guessing. :'(

  • tanya

    i really wanted to see klaus and caroline together. they have such chemistry.

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  • Sammy

    I’m excited to see this new show!