Could Mystic Falls have some competition in the near future? Well, according to Deadline Julie Plec and The CW is ready to bring The Vampire Diaries spinoff to reality, so much so that fans are going to get a peek at the idea when it’s incorporated into an episode of The Vampire Diaries that is set to air in the spring.
The title says enough, and we’re sure fans are going to be pleased that The Originals get their own playing field, which in this case is going to be New Orleans. Out of all the places to set the series, New Orleans is the perfect backdrop. In addition to Joseph Morgan, who’ll star as Klaus, Phoebe Tonkin is also said to be a part of the lineup. A vampire and a werewolf in New Orleans sounds exciting, add a “diabolical former protege” and you’ve got a pleasant mixture. But will it live up to what we’ve imagined a TVD spinoff would be? Tune in to the April 25th episode to see the backdoor pilot and you decide if you’ve been bitten by The Originals.
Speaking of The Originals, it appears TVAD either tapped into Julie Plec’s brain waves and discovered a world of Original treasure or that Julie found some inspiration in a post that we did last summer titled “The Vampire Diaries Original Spin-Off.” Could it be a mere coincidence? Whatever the inspiration, we’ll be tuning in to feed our love of vampires.
Check out below our TVD Original Spin-Off
The Vampire Diaries is known for a certain trio and their love triangle. We have a shared love for the Salvatore brothers and their love for doppelgänger Elena Gilbert, but what none of us expected was the almost fierce and swift love for Klaus that encased us in its grasp when he arrived on the scene. How is it that one of the most feared characters on television since Count Orlok had us vying for his survival and redemption?
Then, as if we weren’t bewildered and fascinated enough by the arrival of Klaus, writers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson introduced us to the family of “The Originals.” At first they were an illusion – bodies carted about in coffins by Klaus, and their personalities only hinted at. We were intrigued by the concept of a family of original vampires who started myth and legend alike. However it seemed as soon as a few graced our screens with their presence, they were gone. This left only one thing on everyone’s mind, and it wasn’t “Thank the universe those troublemakers are gone” – it was “When will they be back?”
Love for the Originals
Fans quickly demanded more. More facts, more Original stories, and more Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Mikael (Sebastian Roche), Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), Rebekah (Claire Holt), Finn (Caspar Zafer) and Esther (Alice Evans). And this was what we were awarded.
Episode 3.08 ‘Ordinary People’, in particular, provided us with a glimpse into this fascinating family. A few pieces of the mystery around Klaus fell into place, and we experienced first-hand Rebekah’s caring side. This is why Mikael’s mission caused us the most grief – if he killed Klaus with his crazed vendetta, would we ever get to meet the other siblings? We were already so fond of Elijah, Klaus and Rebekah. We questioned the danger surrounding the white oak stake – was it the real deal, or were we panicking for no reason? Up until this point, our Originals seemed unbeatable. They were stronger, faster, and much more eloquent than the other vampires we were used to. But they were also deadlier, and fiercer, and more prone to causing heartache wherever they went. Something as petty as a tree didn’t strike us as that lethal. But when Mikael died it seemed the stress was warranted – our Originals could be killed, and we may never see more of their lives than the brief moments they had on the screen.
To TVD’s credit, this wasn’t the case (at least where more screen time was concerned). When Esther made her entrance in ‘Bringing Out The Dead’, it could only be described as thrilling. Her presence was another huge piece to the puzzle, but it also meant Season 3 wasn’t finished with our Original favorites just yet. And then, to our delight, this episode also introduced us to Kol and Finn. Perhaps we’d learn more about the Originals’ history now that they were together again.
We stick together as one. Always and forever.
But for a few episodes it seemed the Originals (bar a bit of Klaus and Rebekah here and there) weren’t coming back to our screens. Fans could only speculate what Kol, Finn, Esther and even Klaus were up to. Then Episode 3.18 ‘The Murder of One’ happened, and while joyous that our Originals had returned, that joy was trumped by a failed spell and Finn’s sudden death. What followed was a succession of episodes in which Kol cameoed with a baseball bat; Esther promptly died then possessed Rebekah and came back to create psychotic vamp killer Ric, then died at the hands of Ric (or so it appeared). Meanwhile Rebekah organised dances and rendezvoused with Elijah, Elijah struck a few deals here and there and Klaus was also stabbed and presumed dead.
It was a fantastic time for the Original-lovers (at least, when we found out Joseph Morgan (YES!) would be returning for Season 4) as we began to understand them a little more and witness the bonds of family that had stretched across so many millennia. But despite this, there was a world of mystery still encasing this very dysfunctional and erratic family. There was a lot still unknown, and a lot to be speculated on.
Does this mean a new filming location for the supernatural spin-off? Two Cast members but what about the rest? Unlock the TVD Spoiler to see what’s next.
So what next?
Well friends, I’ve been toying with the idea of an “Originals Spin-Off”. It’s not an original concept (no pun intended) as I’ve seen ideas floating across the Twitter-sphere since Season 3 began. Nevertheless, I’m fascinated and want to explore this notion. If our Originals were to have their own show, what would the storyline be? Who would it focus on? How long would each episode go for? Would it be a 12-episode series like True Blood or Game of Thrones? Or would it extend for the same amount of time as TVD itself?
If I were to create this spin-off, then this is what it’d be about (I’ll admit, I had a fair bit of fun with this).
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