The spin-off of The Originals will revolve around the characters of Elijah (Daniel Gillies), (Klaus) Joseph Morgan and (Rebekah) Claire Holt.
"As soon as we saw last night's episode of The Vampire Diaries, we knew we wanted more of The Originals.," says the American TV channel CW in a statement after The Vampire Diaries had broadcast an episode which served as a backdoor possible pilot to The Originals and which M-Net Series viewers will see a few months from now when the show resumes from May in South Africa.
"Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson have done a fantastic job with The Vampire Diaries, which is as fast-paced and well-written as ever, and Julie has created an equally compelling world for The Originals."
"It's almost like a war is brewing. It's on a grander scale - it's less about prom and more about a war between the vampires and the witches," says Joseph Morgan of The Originals.