Guess what? It was one year ago this Thursday -- on August 1, 2018 -- that The Originals ended. For better or worse. We didn't just say goodbye to The Vampire Diaries spinoff, we said goodbye forever, it seems, to brothers Klaus and Elijah Mikaelson. One year later, Klaus Mikaelson star Joseph Morgan has been posting exciting updates about his new show Brave New World, and Elijah actor Daniel Gillies is still showing his love and support.
You probably saw that Joseph Morgan has joined the all-star cast of USA Network's upcoming show Brave New World, in the series regular role of Epsilon CJack60. Morgan recently shared a photo from set, showing himself strapped in for some kind of stunt rehearsal:
Intriguing. Maybe his character will do a bungee jump or be pulled -- something in the air? No clue yet what might be happening, but it looks cool. All we know so far about Joseph Morgan's Brave New World character is that his CJack60 is an Epsilon in this caste system, relegated to physical, tedious jobs. (His arms are looking nice and jacked for physical work.) He's said to be deeply impacted after witnessing a horrifying incident. Could this stunt be related to the incident in question?
Joseph Morgan's The Originals brother for life Daniel Gillies jumped in with this Instagram comment:
go joe. love you.
Always and forever. Brave New World is adapted from the classic 1932 novel by Aldous Huxley, set in a New London "utopia" where citizens are genetically bred and put into predetermined classes based on intelligence and labor. The cast is led by Game of Thrones' Harry Lloyd, Solo's Alden Ehrenreich, and Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay, plus Kylie Bunbury, Hannah John-Kamen, Sen Mitsuji, and Nina Sosanya. Demi Moore also has a recurring role, as the brash, hard-living mother of Alden Ehrenreich's character.
Joseph Morgan announced his main cast role in Brave New World last month, saying his first day of shooting was on June 24. Just a couple of weeks ago, he tweeted another update from set:
Filming in a pretty iconic location tonight. A little midnight movie magic. #BraveNewWorld.
No clue where he means, but I'm loving these little teases so far. Hopefully he continues throughout filming.
Joseph Morgan recently returned to TV for the first time since The Originals ended. He played the unstable Jed in an episode of Animal Kingdom. Fans are looking forward to seeing a lot more of him in the future.
Ian Somerhalder recently said he and Paul Wesley were "so bitter" about The Originals getting a spinoff because it meant Vampire Diaries lost amazing actors like Joseph Morgan and company. Now Paul Wesley has another season of Tell Me A Story coming up, and Ian Somerhalder is working on V-Wars Season 1.
The Vampire Diaries Universe is continuing with Legacies, a joint spinoff of both The Originals and The Vampire Diaries, starring Klaus Mikaelson's daughter Hope at the Salvatore School in Mystic Falls. Legacies Season 1 gave fans an update on Klaus in the afterlife. Season 2 is meant to also have room for more Originals references and cast members popping in. Legacies Season 2 starts airing October 10 on The CW.