As I previously reported, Nathaniel Buzolic is reprising his role as Kol Mikaelson for season 3 of The Originals. While he has always been a fan favorite, other siblings will be joining him in the season premiere. Claire Holt and Casper Zafer will be returning as well, bringing the entire clan back together for a flashback.
Producer Michael Narducci stated:
[It's] a flashback that we've never seen before. We've always understood that the Mikaelson family, the brothers and sister, had to flee in the wake of Esther's death by Klaus' hands. Klaus blamed Mikael and said, 'We have to go. Our father is insane,' and for a very long time Mikael chased them. So wouldn't it be cool to see the family not long after that? What was their state of mind? What were their relationships like? How did they relate to one another knowing Mikael was out there somewhere, and they're relatively new vampires so what was their existence like? I think it might be surprising and interesting.
Casper hasn't been seen on The Originals since it began, though his character made an appearance, with another actor taking over the role when his soul was put into a new body. Claire had previously left to begin working on another project as well, so it will be good to see the family back together. We know that Finn was staked and put in a coffin not long after the family were turned into vampires, so perhaps we will finally get to see what transgression he made against Klaus that led to this.
While it may only be a scene or two, it will definitely be good to have the family all back together again. After all, this show is called The Originals.
The Originals returns to The CW for season 3 on Thursday, October 8th.
[Source: TV Guide]