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That’s right lovelies, The Originals cast and producers will be on hand once again for a panel and singing at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con. Details on the panel below, with more info to come!

Friday, July 25th – 4:15pm to 5:15pm

EPs, Julie Plec and Michael Narducci with cast, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell will treat fans to Q&A panel following a special video presentation in Ballroom 20.

UPDATE: The Originals cast will be participating in an autograph signing at the WB Booth at SDCC, Friday, July 25th at 11:45AM PDT. Fans will need to arrive at the WB Booth that day at 6:30AM for ticket drawing.

From a Cradle to a Grave

Thanks to E!Online, we have some scoop from Julie Plec. Also, Zap2It, TV Line and TV Guide spoke with Michael Narducci on what we can expect this coming season.

Via E!Online’s Spoiler Chat:

Taylor: Give me some scoop on my favorite couple on TV: Hayley and Elijah on The Originals!
Come on, is there really time for romance in NoLA?! “Elijah should be nervous about a lot of things. Elijah is going to go through some s–t this year at the beginning of the season,”Julie Plec told us. “It’s not going to be all puppy dogs and rainbows for him at all.” And one thing he’ll definitely have to worry about? Hayley “reconnecting” with Jackson, as Nathan Parsons “will make his return about six episodes in.”

‘The Originals’ boss dishes on Season 2 and the return of Mikael, Esther and a mystery brother via Zap2It.

Zap2it: When you first approached mapping out Season 2, what was your main goal?
Michael Narducci: There was all this conflict on the show in the first season between the vampires, the witches, the werewolves, and we really wanted to personalize the conflict in Season 2 by introducing some enemies that weren’t just random bad guys. They are, in some ways, the existential villain of Klaus and Elijah’s lives: The abusive father, Mikael, and the manipulative, dangerous mother, Esther.

How is Mikael and Esther’s return going to affect Klaus and Elijah?
By showing our characters in conflict with their mother and father, we really get to explore the past and present, who they are, why they are the way they are, what made Klaus change from a sweet little boy we saw in flashbacks to the person he is today? And it’s not just because of his abusive father, but also his mother had a hand in who he became. So we really get to unpack the origin story of our Original Mikaelson family, and that’s something we really wanted to do.

Read more over at Zap2It.

The Originals Season 2: EPs Talk Klaus’ Crisis, Haylijah’s ‘Friction’ and More via TV Line.

KLAUS: THE EARLY YEARS | Season 2, Narducci explained, is “all about confronting the sins of the past. We’re very much defined by our parents, but as we become adults, we begin to choose our own paths. … Klaus is very much a product of his abusive father, and very much a product of his mother.” In going deeper into Klaus’ moral origins, we’ll see “flashbacks to when he was a child,” as well as “right before he became a vampire.” All of this will “examine what his relationship was with his mother, and the sense of betrayal that he felt when she came back from the dead and judged him as an abomination.”

Read more over at TV Line.

Originals’ Michael Narducci: Klaus Will be Vindictive and Dangerous – But Now with Purpose via TV Guide.

“Everyone has a different reaction to tragedy. Some people look to replace it with another love, some people focus on self-improvement, but Klaus has decided that he will only imagine a day when he’ll be reunited with [Hope] while he destroys everyone keeping that child away from him,” executive producer Michael Narducci tells TVGuide.com. “So he will make everyone [pay] and that’s a very Klaus-ian response. Some people said, ‘Oh, Klaus is so sensitive and emotional this season’ and I like that stuff, but I feel like Joseph is so good at playing vindictive and dangerous and now he gets to be that with purpose.”

Read more over at TV Guide.

A Closer Walk with Thee

KSiteTV caught up with Julie Plec at the 2014 CBS/Showtime/CW Summer TCA Party where she teased the upcoming Season of The Originals.

What can you tell me about The Originals Season 2? You’ve already shot a few episodes, right?

We’ve shot three, and I just saw the Comic-Con cut down for the trailer we’re showing, and it’s so damn good. It’s like a movie; it’s like a feature film. Basically, The Originals this year, we’re approaching it from less of a turf war Mafia tone and more of a fable/Grimm Fairy Tale kind of tone. You have the wicked witch of a mother who’s come back; you have the vampire hunter of a father who’s come back. You’ve got this family warring, trying to hold on to their home against the evil sorceress and the terrible beasts, and all of the fun that we can have with that.

It’s about revenge and the attempt to clean up their home so that they can bring their child back, only to realize that their greatest enemies are actually their own family.

Read more from the interview where Julie also teases TVD Season 6 over at KSiteTV.

For the first time, The Originals will be featured on the infamous VERY oversized Comic Con bags brought to you by SDCC and Warner Bros. Check out the art below!

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Hey guys! Are you on Twitter? Well if you not, you should be! The Originals cast will be answering questions for their upcoming appearance & panel at the 2014 Sand Diego Comic Con. Want to ask them something, then make sure to tweet them by using the hashtag #AskTheOriginals! And that’s it! The cast and crew attending is Julie Plec, Michael Narducci, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Danielle Campbell and Leah Pipes.

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We have some awesome news for you guys! Thanks to Alloy Entertainment for the heads up, today it was announced that Harlequin will be releasing 3 books based on the television series.

According to a recent announcement on Mediabistro.com, the books will consist of entirely fresh stories about the Original vampire characters and their pledge to remain together a thousand years ago. (Always and forever!) The books will be published under the Harlequin HQN imprint and are scheduled to hit bookstores in February 2015, April 2015 and June 2015. The timing comes along with the conclusion of the second season of the show.

So what do you guys think? Pretty exciting, right? I can’t wait!

Long Way Back from Hell

Today, the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmys were announced, and our very own The Originals has been nominated for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series. Congrats to Colleen Labaff and Kimberly Spiteri on their nomination! We are so proud for you guys!

 

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Thanks to Joseph Morgan, we now know that The Originals Season 2 premiere is set for Monday, October 6th, 2014. The CW had previously announced their Fall schedule stating that the The Originals had been moved to Mondays at 8/7c.

So not too long to wait right? Who are we kidding…it seems like a lifetime!

2014-teen-choice

Huge congrats go out to The Originals’ Joseph Morgan and Claire Holt for earning nominations in the following 2014 Teen Choice Awards categories. Voting is now open and the show will be televised August 10th on FOX at 8/7c.

Joseph Morgan – Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Claire Holt – Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Voting is open to those age 13 – 19. Head on over to the official website and cast your vote in the TV section!

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Thanks to TV Shows on DVD, we have the package art, special features info and release date for The Originals Complete First Season on DVD /Bluray. Check it out!

Warner Home Video has announced thatThe Originals – The Complete 1st Seasonis coming to DVD and high-def Bluray Disc on September 2nd. The DVD-only version is $59.98 SRP, or for $69.97 SRP you can get the Blu-ray/DVD combo set which also includes UltraViolet digital copies of each episode. In addition, both versions will come with the following list of bonus material:

  • Pilot Commentary
  • 2013 Comic-Con Panel
  • 2014 Paley Fest Panel
  • Origins Featurette
  • Re-Mixing History
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  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

UPDATE: Amazon now has The Originals Complete First Season available, you can pre-order the DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Combo HERE.


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