The Originals


Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken.


Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie.

Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister Rebekah will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by THE ORIGINALS once again.

The series stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Immortals”) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (“The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,” “Homeland”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” “Sorority Row”) as Cami and Danielle Campbell (“Starstruck,” “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection”) as Davina. THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Lying Game”) are executive producers. Plec wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Chris Grismer (“The Vampire Diaries”).


The Originals - 'From a Cradle to a Grave'

The Originals – ‘From a Cradle to a Grave’

Klaus and Elijah attempt to trace a missing Hayley, who is determined to keep her unborn child baby safe; Francesca decides the fate of the werewolves…


The Originals - 'A Closer Walk with Thee'

The Originals – ‘The Battle of New Orleans’

Klaus and Elijah scramble to secure the sacred stones that Genevieve must have in order to lift the curse placed on the werewolf community…


The Originals - 'A Closer Walk with Thee'

The Originals – ‘A Closer Walk with Thee’

Klaus and Elijah seek Genevieve’s help in saving Hayley and her unborn child when she falls into danger while challenging a rival during a commemorative wake…


The Originals - 'An Unblinking Death'

The Originals – ‘An Unblinking Death’

Cami attempts to help Kieran by requesting an unorthodox treatment; Eljah visits the bayou; Marcel reveals an overwhelming truth about Hayley’s family history…


The Originals - 'The Big Uneasy'

The Originals – ‘The Big Uneasy’

Genevieve requests Elijah’s permission for her coven to openly celebrate an ancestral feast day, where members of society exchange gifts for blessings…


Daniel Gillies as Elijah (credit: Mathieu Young/The CW -- © 2013 The CW)

The Originals – ‘Moon Over Bourbon Street’

Elijah takes control of the Quarter, and receives an enticing offer from a woman who belongs to an influential family; the Mikaelsons throw a lavish party…


The Originals - 'Farewell To Storyville'

The Originals – ‘Farewell To Storyville’

Elijah goes to great lengths to defend Rebekah while the two, plus an enraged Klaus, are spellbound to the City of the Dead cemetery…


The Originals – ‘Le Grand Guignol’

The Originals – ‘Le Grand Guignol’

Klaus finally divulges the secret Rebekah and Marcel kept from him to Cami by sharing a stream of flashbacks to the year 1919; Elijah and Monique trace Sabine…


The Originals - 'Long Way Back From Hell'

The Originals – ‘Long Way Back From Hell’

Rebekah awakens in chains and finds that she is being held at the mercy of a vengeful witch from her past; Elijah seeks help in saving Klaus and Rebekah…


The Originals - 'Crescent City'

The Originals – ‘Crescent City’

Father Kieran confronts a witch from his past when the two come face-to-face at the re-opening of St. Anne’s Church; Elijah must choose between his siblings…



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