It has been reported that there are plans afoot for a spin-off series of The Vampire Diaries, which will be titled The Originals. As is made fairly obvious by the title, The Originals will centre around the Original family of vampires from the hit The CW series.
The pilot episode for The Originals is set to be aired as an upcoming episode of The Vampire Diaries and can be seen on The CW on April 25. The pilot episode is being penned by The Vampire Diaries exec Julie Plec, who will also take an executive producer role on the show.
The Originals will star Joseph Morgan as Klaus, as he returns to the French Quarter of New Orleans, to the town which he helped to build centuries earlier. Once there, he will team up with his former protégé Marcel. The Originals will also star Phoebe Tonkin in her role as the werewolf Hayley.
Meanwhile, The Vampire Diaries, which stars Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley, is currently on its midseason break and is set to return to The CW with the second half of season four on January 17.
Are you looking forward to seeing The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals?