The Originals (TV series)

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The Originals
The Originals intertitle.png
GenreHorror, Fantasy
Created byJulie Plec
Starring
Composer(s)Michael Suby
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Original runOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) – present
Chronology
Related showsThe Vampire Diaries
External links
Official website
 
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The Originals
The Originals intertitle.png
GenreHorror, Fantasy
Created byJulie Plec
Starring
Composer(s)Michael Suby
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelThe CW
Original runOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) – present
Chronology
Related showsThe Vampire Diaries
External links
Official website

The Originals is an American television series that began airing on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series premiere aired after The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 3, 2013. A week later, on October 8, 2013, it moved to Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 p.m. Central) in its regular timeslot where it led in to Supernatural.[1]

On February 13, 2014, The CW renewed the series for a second season. The second season began on October 6, 2014; The CW announced the show's move to Mondays.[2]

On January 11, 2015, the CW renewed the series for a third season.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

The Originals is a spin-off from The Vampire Diaries which centers around the Mikaelson siblings, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). The backdoor pilot, which aired on April 25, 2013, also revealed that the werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is pregnant with Klaus' child and would therefore join the cast. The show begins with the original siblings returning to the city of New Orleans for the first time since 1919. Having originally built the city, they had been forced to flee from their vengeful father. In their absence, Klaus' protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), took charge of the city. Klaus resolves that they must take down Marcel and get back the city that once belonged to them. While doing that they must also protect everything that they have built from the war brewing between the vampires, werewolves and the witches.

Cast[edit]

ActorCharacterCountSeasons
12
Joseph MorganNiklaus Mikaelson34Main
Daniel GilliesElijah Mikaelson34Main
Claire HoltRebekah Mikaelson20Main[1]Recurring
Phoebe TonkinHayley Marshall34Main
Charles Michael DavisMarcellus Gerard34Main
Daniella PinedaSophie Deveraux9Main[2]
Leah PipesCamille O'Connell27Main
Danielle CampbellDavina Claire27Main

^ 1. Main cast from episode 1 to 16. Credited as "also starring" in episode 22.
^ 2. Main cast from episode 1 to 13.

Production and development[edit]

On January 11, 2013, it was announced that a back-door pilot focused on the Originals, starring Joseph Morgan as Klaus and titled The Originals would air sometime in April for a potential series pick-up for the 2013–2014 season. On April 26, 2013, The Originals was confirmed for a full series.[4] This second spin-off attempt will be overseen by Julie Plec, with no involvement by Kevin Williamson.[5] The Originals was officially picked up by The CW on April 26, 2013, for the 2013–14 season.[6] Season one of The Originals was set to premiere on Tuesday, October 15.[7] However, on July 29, 2013, The CW announced that the series premiere would instead air on October 3, 2013, following the fifth season premiere of The Vampire Diaries in order to attract fans of the series.[1] On October 10, 2013, the CW ordered three additional scripts for the series.[8] On November 11, 2013, the CW decided to order a full season for The Originals.[9]

Following her March 11 episode Claire Holt left the main cast.[10] Holt confirmed that she will be returning to the show but she needs to spend time with her family first.[11]

Series Overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot1April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25)
122October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)
222[12]October 6, 2014 (2014-10-06)TBA

Ratings[edit]

SeasonTimeslot (ET)No. of
episodes
PremieredEndedTV seasonRankViewers
(in millions)
18–49
rating
(average)
DatePremiere viewers
(in millions)
DateFinale viewers
(in millions)
1Tuesday 8pm22October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)2.21May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)1.762013–2014#149[13]2.61[13]1.6/4
2Monday 8pm22October 6, 2014 (2014-10-06)1.37TBA (TBA)TBA2014–2015TBATBATBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominee(s)Result
2014People's Choice AwardsFavorite New TV DramaThe OriginalsNominated
Favorite Actor in a New SeriesJoseph MorganWon
Teen Choice Awards[14]Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/FantasyJoseph MorganNominated
Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/FantasyClaire Holt
Emmy Awards[15]Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera SeriesColleen Labaff
Kimberley Spiteri

The Originals: The Awakening[edit]

The Originals: The Awakening is a webseries. The series explores the character Kol Mikaelson and his relationships with his siblings. Flashing back to 1914, Kol is on a quest to form an alliance with the witches of the French Quarter. Awakening gives answers to some questions about Kol's past, including the origins of his rivalry with his family and the unique backstory he has with the New Orleans witches. Each webisode is approximately two minutes long.

Principal cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

TitleWriterDirectorAirdate
1The Awaken: Part 1.0Carina Adly MacKenzieMatt HastingsNovember 10, 2014
2The Awakening: Part 2November 17, 2014
3The Awakening: Part 3November 24, 2014
4The Awakening: Part 4December 8, 2014

Novels[edit]

On January 27, 2015, the first in a series of novels based on the show was released.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (July 29, 2013). "The CW Moves Up 'The Originals' Premiere to Follow 'The Vampire Diaries' + 'Supernatural' Gets Earlier Start". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 13, 2014). "'Reign', 'Arrow', 'Supernatural', 'The Originals' & 'The Vampire Diaries' Renewed by The CW". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 11, 2015). "CW Renews 'Arrow,' 'Flash,' 'Supernatural,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Originals,' More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 11, 2013). "The CW Orders Backdoor Pilot for ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff, ‘The Originals’". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; Philiana Ng (January 11, 2013). "'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff 'The Originals' in the Works at CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (April 26, 2013). "The CW Shows Renewed 2013 — ‘Hart of Dixie,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’". TVLine. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ Tim Kenneally (June 24, 2013). "The CW sets fall premieres: 'Tomorrow People,' 'The Originals'". Chicago Tribune. 
  8. ^ Gelman, Vlada (October 10, 2013). "The CW Orders Additional Scripts for The Originals, Tomorrow People and Reign". TV Line. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 11, 2013). "CW Gives Full-Season Orders To Freshman Series ‘The Originals’, ‘The Tomorrow People’ & ‘Reign’". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ http://tvline.com/2014/03/11/the-originals-claire-holt-exits-as-rebekah/
  11. ^ http://www.tv.com/shows/the-originals-2013/community/post/the-originals-paleyfest-2014-139558972438/
  12. ^ http://www.spoilertv.com/2014/08/raina-reveals-exclusive-spoilers-and_21.html
  13. ^ a b "Full 2013-2014 TV Season Series Rankings". Deadline. May 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "FIRST WAVE OF "TEEN CHOICE 2014" NOMINEES ANNOUNCED". Teen Choice Awards. June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Emmy Nominations". Emmy Awards. July 10, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.amazon.com/The-Originals-Rise-Julie-Plec/dp/0373788894/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=11YQAXW7641780B8KBY6

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