Exciting news for fans of “The Vampire Diaries.”
The CW is developing a potential spinoff of the series that will be introduced as an episode of “The Vampire Diaries” during this fourth season and could be picked up as a series for next season.
“The Originals” (working title) would star Joseph Morgan and revolve around his fan-favorite character Klaus and the Original family of vampires. Phoebe Tonkin (“Secret Circle”), whose werewolf character Hayley was introduced this fall, would also be brought on board to co-star.
In the episode that serves as the backdoor pilot, “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,” according to Deadline.
The “Vampires” spawn comes from “Diaries” executive producer Julie Plec, who will write the intro episode and would serve as showrunner if the pilot is ordered to series. “Vampire Diaries” showrunner Kevin Williamson, whose new show “The Following” debuts next week, is unlikely to be involved with the spinoff due to his commitments to the FOX show.
The “Originals” episode is set to air April 25 on The CW.