The Vampire Diaries may be getting its own spinoff, and the Originals are taking over!
Aptly titled The Originals, the potential new CW series would be an offshoot revolving around the Original family of vampires, led by Klaus (). It will be set up in a Season 4 Vampire Diaries episode. According to The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer will write the link-in episode, and is also shepherding the spinoff.
Are you squealing yet? Well, it's about to get even better. Coming along with Klaus to The Originals will be the character of Hayley, the new werewolf played by witchy drama The Secret Circle veteran . It is confirmed that Tonkin will be in the spinoff, assuming it gets on the air.
The Originals, the first existing vampires in the world and first seen in Season 2, have become a major part of the Vampire Diaries, with Morgan proving to be a favorite. Hopefully, the new show will provide us with a closer examination of some of the Diaries characters, such as ' Elijah and 's Rebekah. What will they be getting up to? Well, while plot details remain shady, THR writes that:
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.
What celestial undertakings can we expect from the spinoff, then? Klaus will undoubtedly continue to be a very complicated character. Much like Damon () in the first couple seasons, when he feels backed up against the wall, he lashes out in very, very destructive ways. It makes him impossible to forgive. And yet, the redemption of Klaus as a character-long arc is something we never get bored of. Right?
So, The Vampire Diaries fans, are you happy about this news? Are you excited about the possibility of a Klaus-fronted series? Or, would you miss him too much in Mystic Falls? What about you, Karoline fans? Are you disappointed that this would essentially end the possibility of a Klaus-Caroline romance?
If it's ordered to series, The Originals could air as early as next season. Let us know your thoughts on the spinoff, in the comment section below, and click the follow button at the end of this sentence for regular updates on the show. [[follow]]