The Originals (TV series)

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The Originals
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Format
Created byJulie Plec
Starring
Composer(s)Michael Suby
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
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
Format
Created byJulie Plec
Starring
Composer(s)Michael Suby
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
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 currently leads in Supernatural.[1]

On February 13, 2014, The CW renewed the series for a second season.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans,The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). It was revealed during the backdoor pilot, aired on April 25, 2013, that recurring werewolf character Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is pregnant with Klaus' child. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. But the Mikaelson siblings were forced to flee the city after being chased down by their father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. Upon their return, Klaus has but one burning desire: to take down Marcel and reclaim New Orleans for himself.

Cast[edit]

Current[edit]

Actor

RoleSpecies
Joseph MorganNiklaus MikaelsonOriginal Hybrid
Daniel GilliesElijah MikaelsonOriginal Vampire
Phoebe TonkinHayley MarshallWerewolf
Charles Michael DavisMarcellus GerardVampire
Leah PipesCamille O'ConnellHuman
Danielle CampbellDavina ClaireWitch

Former[edit]

Actor

RoleSpecies
Claire HoltRebekah MikaelsonOriginal Vampire
Daniella PinedaSophie DeverauxWitch

Production[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.[3] This second spin-off attempt will be overseen by Julie Plec, with no involvement by Kevin Williamson.[4] The Originals was officially picked up by The CW on April 26, 2013, for the 2013–14 season.[5] Season one of The Originals was set to premiere on Tuesday, October 15.[6] 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.[7] On November 11, 2013, the CW decided to order a full season for The Originals.[8]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and Blu-ray release dates
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
Pilot1April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25)September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)[9]August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26)[10]October 2, 2013 (2013-10-02)[11]
122[12]October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)[13]TBANovember 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)[14]TBA
2TBATBATBATBATBATBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominee(s)Result
2014People's Choice Awards (40th)Favorite New TV DramaThe OriginalsNominated
Favorite Actor in a New SeriesJoseph MorganWon

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. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 11, 2013). "The CW Orders Backdoor Pilot for ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff, ‘The Originals’". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; Philiana Ng (January 11, 2013). "'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff 'The Originals' in the Works at CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Ausiello, Michael (April 26, 2013). "The CW Shows Renewed 2013 — ‘Hart of Dixie,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’". TVLine. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ Tim Kenneally (June 24, 2013). "The CW sets fall premieres: 'Tomorrow People,' 'The Originals'". Chicago Tribune. 
  7. ^ Gelman, Vlada (October 10, 2013). "The CW Orders Additional Scripts for The Originals, Tomorrow People and Reign". TV Line. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Lambert, David (June 5, 2013). "The Vampire Diaries - Finalized Street Date, Package Art for Blu/DVD Relesae of 'The Complete 4th Season'". TV Shows on DVD. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Vampire Diaries - Season 4 (Blu-ray + UV Copy)". Amazon UK. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Vampire Diaries: Season 4 (Blu-ray+Ultraviolet)". Ezy DVD. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ Hibberd, James (November 11, 2013). "The CW just gave every new show a full season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The CW Sets Season Finale Dates and Kicks Off Summer with Four-Hour Event Series "Labyrinth"". The Futon Critic (Press release). The CW. February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Originals - Season 1 [DVD]". Amazon UK. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 

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