Among the more anticipated series headed to TV in the upcoming season is likely The Originals, the Vampire Diaries spinoff, which focuses on the Original Vampire family, including Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid. The trailer teases the struggle for power, loyalty and family among the supernatural underground in the city of New Orleans.
Last among the major networks to unveil their 2013-2014 schedule is The CW. The network has moved a few things around in the new season, in an effort to make room for new series, which include The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, action-adventure drama The Tomorrow People and the new historical drama about Mary, Queen of Scots, Reign.
Well, that didn't take long! A day after The CW aired the back-door pilot for the Vampire Diaries potential spinoff series The Originals comes the official word from the network that they've ordered the pilot to series, which means more vampire drama on the CW, as the network had previously renewed the original series for fifth season.
You can take the vampire out of the Quarter, but you can’t take the Quarter out of the vampire. At least, that’s what this week’s The Vampire Diaries episode, which doubled as the backdoor pilot for a spinoff, The Originals, seems to want to prove. Klaus hasn’t really spent time in the French Quarter of New Orleans for 100 years, but it’s a city he built, and as soon as he steps foot in the city again, he gets embroiled in the city’s charm, as well as its drama.
Tonight, the CW is premiering the backdoor pilot for The Originals, a potential drama spinoff following the original family of vampires living in The Vampire Diaries’ universe. TVD is known for its quick, dramatic dialogue, and from the extended trailer above, The Originals will offer plenty of new dealings with the undead, and will feature some familiar faces, as well as plenty of new ones.
Just when fans might think The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals could not possibly find any room for another central cast member, the backdoor pilot has defied odds. Like The Vampire Diaries, The Originals will be a supernatural pilot with a large ensemble cast, and apparently, the spinoff wants to follow the format of The Vampire Diaries fairly closely and has hired an actress to play a mortal on the show.
If you're a fan of Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and/or Supernatural, there's good news. The CW has spared you the anxiety of waiting for word on whether or not these series will return with new seasons after the current ones wrap up. The network has given early pickups for all three shows, which are confirmed to have a place on the Fall 2013 line-up.
To determine whether a show falls in to the former or latter camp, TV Blend writer Jessica Rawden has vowed to watch episodes of shows she’s never seen before and analyze those show in different areas to let you, the reader, know how quickly you could become a fan. This week Jessica is tackling The Vampire Diaries’’s Season 4 Episode 11 drama “Catch Me if You Can.”
The Vampire Diaries, with its supernatural bent, has become one of the CW’s most popular series. Realizing this, it should really be no surprise that the network would want to pursue a spin-off series, featuring some of the show’s cast members and an “original” vampire clan.
Between returning shows like The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Arrow, added to new series The Carrie Diaries and Cult, The CW viewers have plenty to look forward to. But before the network moves forward, it's taking one last look back at the highlights of 2012 with a promotional video. Check it out ahead!
The Vampire Diaries has added another recurring character to debut in the upcoming fourth season. Grace Phipps, who recently came off of The Nine Lives of Chloe King , will be adding the CW hit to her somewhat short resume as a 16 year-old named April recently come back from the private school she was attending.
The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec spoke out Thursday to discuss some casting news pertaining to Season 4. The drama’s upcoming season does not begin until October 11, but with production gearing up, The Vampire Diaries has added a major recurring role to the cast. Actor Todd Williams will be added in the second episode of the new season
Part of the Comic Con experience is enduring the long but usually (relatively) quickly-moving line to pick up your badge and other materials each attendee receives. Among which is a big bag, which can be used to carry all sorts of loot acquired on the floor. Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic Con have teamed up once again on the oversized 24”x29” bags, which feature a variety of TV shows, as well as a couple of anticipated feature films. Check them out ahead!
Those familiar with Starz' Spartacus series know the gladiator-focused drama doesn't shy away from violence. People getting slashed up is a big part of the show, though there is an actual story being told. So it's not all that surprising to hear that the drama topped the list for most deaths per episode, beating out HBO's Game of Thrones by a fair margin.
Vampires, wealthy good-looking people with drama and the Winchester boys will be back at the CW come the 2012-2013 season. While it's still a bit too early to know exactly what the CW's line-up is going to look like come Fall, the network clearly feels good enough about three of their stronger rated series to give them early renewals.