The Originals, possible CW spinoff series from The Vampire Diaries would be an offshoot revolving around the Original family led by Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and set up in a season-four Vampire Diaries episode, reports THR. Executive producer Julie Plec will write and produce.
In the Vampire Diaries episode slated to air April 25, Klaus returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former protege Marcel. The Secret Circle’s Phoebe Tonkin, who joined Vampire Diaries this season in a pivotal recurring role, also will star.
The Originals, the first existing vampires in the world and first seen in season two, have become a major part of the Vampire Diaries, with Morgan proving to be a favorite. Plec also is prepping her first foray into writing for films, with young adult book adaptation Tiger’s Curse set up at Paramount.