|Genre:||Drama, Fantasy, Horror||Country:||USA|
|IMDB Rating:||8.4/10||Released Date:||03 Oct 2013|
Summary: 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).
“The Originals” is a rather unfortunate name for a series that so clearly isn’t — a “Vampire Diaries” spinoff that at least has less awkward initials than its sire. Vampires in various forms have become a swoon-inducing conceit in terms of wooing young female demos, which is certainly in CW’s wheelhouse. Still, this busy pilot — teeming with vamps, witches and werewolves — is so dense with backstory it fails to provide uninitiated viewers with what vampires require: An overt invitation to come in. “These aren’t just any vampires,” we’re told at the outset. But yeah, they sort of are. “The Originals” comes with a built-in audience, it seemingly has nowhere to go but down from the foundation of “Vampire Diaries” loyalists potentially hungry for a second similarly flavored hour when twilight time rolls around.