Thanks to The CW, we will now finally get a chance to see the version of the pilot that was presented to the network for consideration for pick up, and it was screened at SDCC. Unfortunately, the video is only available to be viewed on the CW website for the US. Click the screencap below!
Thanks to Zap2It we have some exciting news for The Originals! Looks like the series will get a brand new premiere episode when the show premieres in the Fall. But please understand, this episode will not replace the current backdoor pilot. More details from Zap2It!
What will fans see in this new premiere?
Chronologically, the new “Originals” premiere will follow the backdoor pilot. That episode — and everything that happened in it — will still exist in the show’s universe. The purpose of the new premiere is instead to move the story forward and to introduce the characters and concepts to new viewers who may not have watched “The Vampire Diaries” in the past.
There will also be a new character, Davina. Played by Danielle Campbell, this character is a witch in New Orleans who gets tied up in Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) return to town. Davina was originally supposed to be in the backdoor pilot, but the part was cut during editing.
Check this out! The Originals is listed on ETOnline‘s 10 Most Promising Fall Shows!
Unlike all the other entries this year, we’ve already seen an episode of The Originals since The CW tested it out with a backdoor pilot episode of TVD. Not only did the familiar faces dazzle in this new setting, but Charles Michael Davis is a star-in-the-making and a ferocious foe for Klaus to tangle with.
Check out this recent promo that has been circulating on television. Can not wait for this!
Digital Spy had a chance to chat with Joseph Morgan about last week’s Vampire Diaries Spin-off backdoor pilot. Now that the show has been officially picked up to series for this Fall, Joseph talks about what the series will be about.
Now The Originals has been picked up to become a series on its own, what will that be about?
“I think the overriding theme of our storylines within The Vampire Diaries has always been about family. We can do terrible things to our family members but woe betide the person from outside who comes in and tries to mess with us! And so I think that’s going to be a theme of the series – family. And then also the sort of power struggle. Vampire Diaries is kind of a coming of age story, and I think The Originals is definitely more sort of epic. It’s even in the backdoor pilot that you’ll see – it’s almost like a war is brewing. It’s on a grander scale – it’s less about prom and more about a war between the vampires and the witches. So it’s good!”
Check out these awesome interviews gearing up for the airing of “The Originals’ pilot tomorrow night! Click the links below to read each one, but first, check out TV Guide’s Vampire Diaries Bite with Joseph Morgan talking about it.
Read More: Vampire Diaries’ Morgan: “The Originals” Will Explore a Vulnerability in Klaus’ Personal Life via TV Guide
Daniel Gillies Opens The Doors To His ‘Kingdom’ via ETOnline
Exclusive Interview: Joseph Morgan Teases The Originals Pilot via Alloy Entertainment
‘The Originals’ Scoop: Daniel Gillies Previews ‘The Beginning Of A War’ via Hollywood Life
Exclusive! ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Producer Gives Us a Sneak Peek at Season Five via FearNet (Mostly about The Vampire Diaries, but mentions The Originals pilot)
‘Vampire Diaries’ Interview: Claire Holt Talks Rebekah & ‘The Originals’ via Just Jared Jr.
Julie Plec Teases THE ORIGINALS Backdoor Spinoff, Potential Crossovers, and More via Give Me My Remote
The CW has released another preview clip for “The Originals” Pilot that airs this Thursday as Episode 4.20 of The Vampire Diaries!
FearNet has a great interview with Joseph Morgan, he chats about the potential Vampire Diaries Spin-off “The Originals”. *Spoiler Alert*
Can you preview the next few episodes, especially The Originals, which is serving as a backdoor pilot for a possible The Originals spinoff?
The next episode is going to build towards The Originals, so we’re going to see Klaus and Elijah reunited. We’re going to see what happens with the cure, at least in terms of where Elijah feels it would be most beneficial and who the cure should go to. We’re also going to see what takes Klaus to New Orleans for the spinoff episode. The spinoff episode is bookended by scenes in Mystic Falls. It starts with Stefan (Paul Wesley), Damon and Elena (Nina Dobrev) and ends with them, but everything in between is how it will be should it go to series. It’s amazing. It’s epic and a bigger story. For Vampire Diaries, it’s more of small-town stories and coming of age with humans and creatures involved. The Originals goes into why Klaus goes to New Orleans. We’ll meet all these new characters, some from his past and some new. We’ll see the world on a bigger scale. The Originals is building towards a war between two species and the struggle that exists there. You can expect a lot of Klaus screen time as well, which was a lot more work for me than an episode of Vampire Diaries. That was a new and fantastic challenge.
Thanks to EW we have our First Look at the new Vampire Diaries Spin-off “The Originals” starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin to name a few of the TVD stars reprising their roles on the new show. EW spoke with Morgan and Gillies about their experience recently filming the pilot in New Orleans, LA. *Spoiler Alert*
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) return to New Orleans — a city they helped build, then fled about 100 years ago when Mikael chased them out — and find that Klaus’ former protégé Marcel (The Game‘s Charles Michael Davis) has turned it into a town where, for all intents and purposes, vampires walk the streets freely. “Marcel’s got people to look the other way while they have these crazy hedonistic parties and do whatever they want,” Morgan says. Shooting one of those soirees earlier this month at New Orleans’ Hotel Royal, which doubled for Marcel’s home, proved memorable for the actor…
“It was three floors of balconies that looked down on the courtyard. Klaus is walking into the party, and there’s all these people feeding and doing really crazy, crazy things. So we were doing it take after take, playing this really loud music, and there were a few guests still staying there, and two things happened: First of all, we were playing the music so loud, at one point, in the middle of a take, someone opened the door and went, “SHUT UP! I’M TRYING TO SLEEP!” and then slammed the door,” Morgan recalls. “It was everything we could do for everyone to just not burst out laughing because it was so ridiculous in the middle of this vampire party. And then the other thing was, of course, it was St. Patrick’s Day weekend over that period that we were filming in the hotel, so we’d suddenly have to stop production while an incredibly inebriated couple stumbled through this vampire party trying to make it to their room. It was an experience. But that’s the pros and cons of filming there,” he says laughing. “You get this amazing atmosphere and these incredible characters, but you also get this amazing atmosphere and these incredible characters that you have to deal with.”
Sounds amazing! Can. NOT. Wait. For more,head on over to EW to read the rest of the interview and check out the latest issue of EW with an incredible feature on the potential TVD spin-off!