“Klaus is gone.” The first words uttered in this extended promo for The Vampire Diaries, leading into The Originals spin-off. The April 25th episode of TVD sets up the premise. According to Entertainment Weekly, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) heads to New Orleans to investigate the threat of witches mobilizing against him. What he finds… is former protegé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) ruling the Big Easy and having everything Klaus has ever wanted: power, loyalty, family.” To tie it all together, Klaus sums up what the potential series will be about: “I want to be king.”
Joining him will be his sister, Rebekah (Claire Holt), his brother, Elijah (Daniel Gillies), one-time lover Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and more. You’ve already seen the first poster, now watch the first footage from The Originals in the video above!