‘The Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff Series ‘The Originals’ Announced!

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Big day today for TVD fans! There have been rumors for a while now that a Vampire Diaries spinoff focusing on The Original Family would eventually happen and today it was announced that the CW is officialy moving forward with a TVD spinoff!

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The CW is piloting The Originals, a potential spinoff of the network’s flagship series The Vampire Diaries, in consideration for next season. The project, from Vampire Diaries co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec, will be introduced as an upcoming episode of Vampire Diaries that will air April 25, serving as a potential backdoor pilot. It stars popularVampire Diaries cast member Joseph Morgan and the series’ recent addition Phoebe Tonkin. The Originals centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus (Morgan) 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 protégé Marcel. Tonkin also stars, reprising herVampire Diaries character as werewolf Hayley that was introduced this past fall.