The Vampire Diaries spin-off in the works

News Caroline Preece 14 Jan 2013 - 07:32

The CW plans to delve further into the story of The Vampire Diaries' Originals, with a new spin-off feat. Joseph Morgan and Phoebe Tonkin...

The Secret Circle may have only lasted one season, but that doesn’t mean that The CW has given up on expanding their Vampire Diaries franchise. A new spin-off idea, currently being referred to as ‘The Originals’, is in the works, with an episode being written for The Vampire Diaries' fourth season that could act as the new show’s pilot.

The series will follow the Original family, which has been a part of its parent show since the second season, and will feature Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and newcomer Phoebe Tonkin in lead roles. There’s no word on whether siblings Elijah or Rebekah will be involved, but we’ll see Klaus return to New Orleans, “a town he helped built centuries ago”, and reunite with former protégé, Marcel.

We don’t yet know who will survive the current season of The Vampire Diaries, but it’s entirely possible more of the current cast could follow Morgan and Tonkin. And what does this mean for Klaus if the episode doesn’t go down well? Are his days in Mystic Falls numbered no matter what?

The Vampire Diaries’ executive producer Julie Plec will write the episode and will be steering the spin-off should it prove popular with audiences. The CW has been desperate to court the kind of rabid fanbase and critical attention that TVD gives them, but will The Originals be the Angel to its Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

The Hollywood Reporter

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he deserves his own shown

i dont think it's gonna do very well...well, definitely not as well as the vampire diaries.

IT WONT DO WELL IF HAYLEY IS THE LEAD, UGH WHY CANT THEY MAKE IT CAROLINE OR REBEKAH BECAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE MORE SENSE BUT NO I DONT LIKE PHEOBES CHARACTER UGH I JUST DON'T !! IF ITS NOT GOT KLAROLINE IM SORRY BUT I MIGHT NOT WATCH! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED ANGEL IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER THAN BUFFY BUT THEY PUT CORDELIA WHO WAS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING WHY DO THEY ADD THIS NEW CHARACTER WHICH NOBODY LIKES AS THE MAIN?? ARE THEY INSANE???? FROM DEVOTED TVD FAN SINCE THE BEGINNING AND DELENA AND KLAROLINE SHIPPER OBVIOUSLY!!!!!

WTF?????????

Yes yes yes! This sounds great and I will be watching every episode and waiting in anticipation until the pilot aires.

And the vampires shall inherit the earth.

its about the originals... before caroline's time...

this one will be more like true blood. the lead girl is supposed to be the girl from sorority row (leah pipes). if you have that much to say about the show you should at least know a bit more about what your talking about. don't bother replying, I used a fake email, wouldn't waste my time reading it anyways.

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