Actor Daniel Gillies has become a fan favourite with his role as Elijah, in the hit The CW vampire series The Vampire Diaries and he will reprise the role for the upcoming spin-off series The Originals. Daniel has now opened up about The Originals, claiming that it will be darker that The Vampire Diaries.
Talking to TVRage, Gillies said, "I think that it's going to be a little darker [and] I think it's going to be a little bit more adult. I mean [Joseph Morgan] and I are a bit older than the others. I think that carries with it its own kind of energy and naturally you have to write for that."
He added, "I [also] think that we're going to see a lot more warfare. It's going to be a battle to reclaim this kingdom - a borderline mafia-type battle with Elijah and Klaus usurping their former kingdom."
You can catch Daniel Gillies in his familiar role of Elijah, in The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, which premieres its debut season on The CW on Tuesday, October 15. Meanwhile, The Vampire Diaries season five will premiere on The CW on Thursday, October 10.