The Vampire Diaries' Claire Holt Will Transition To The Originals Pilot

By Jessica Rawden 3 years ago discussion comments
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Just when fans might think all the leads have been pretty well cast in The Vampire Diaries spinoff pilot, The Originals, the series has cast another lead character. Australian actress Claire Holt has been added to the cast of the CWs upcoming pilot, playing the same character she recurred as on The Vampire Diaries.

In The Vampire Diaries, Holt plays Rebekah, a calculating but free-spirited vampire who is always up to various shenanigans. Rebekah is one of the original vampires in the new world and is family to Klaus and Elijah, who are also transitioning to The Originals. According to Deadline, the trio of original vampires almost didnt happen. The outlet is citing a snafu in contract talks that nearly halted the actress' move to the pilot. This did lead to actress Phoebe Tonkins casting in The Originals, so the delay isnt all that bad.

With Holts casting, four members from The Vampire Diaries cast have joined The Originals, which will hopefully prove to be a good thing for the spinoff pilot, as the CWs new project should have a built-in audience. Since The Originals is a backdoor pilot, audiences will get a chance to watch the endeavor, which follows the original vampire clan living in New Orleans, before the network makes a final decision on whether or not the project will go to series. Fans can catch the pilot during an episode of The Vampire Diaries that will air on April 25.
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