The Originals had a hell of a first season, quickly becoming one of the CW’s definitive and most popular shows. The show did so well that it quickly landed a second season order, and now the network has launched the first brand new trailer for Season 2. The brand new trailer from San Diego Comic-Con features plenty of fangs, blood and a refreshing amount of Claire Holt.
During its first season, The Originals became known for putting together super short previews that are heavy on action and light on plot information. Luckily, the first Season 2 trailer is nothing like the show’s average preview and offers us plenty of information to chew on as we wait for the new season to start. It starts with Rebekah, who left New Orleans halfway through last season. She’s now in charge of Hayley’s daughter, and presumably still under the cloaking spell that will hopefully protect them from harm.
That’s not all. The trailer also spends time with Hayley, who is adjusting to her new hybrid abilities following the birth of her baby. Klaus and Elijah, on the other hand, are prepping to tackle family drama. Apparently, both of their parents will be returning to the series in some form or another and both Mom and Dad seem to be wreaking havoc on Klaus’ plans for the original vampires to continue running New Orleans. Honestly, the one resounding question that has lingered since I watched the nearly 4 minute-long trailer is that the drama that has come to New Orleans since Klaus and co. have hit the town has been incredibly over-the-top, to varying degrees of success. I don’t know if the CW can pull off bringing in villains who also happen to be the vamps’ parents, but I am certainly willing to give it a shot.
The Originals is expected to return to the schedule this fall, and while the CW hasn’t announced an official premiere date, yet, the network has mentioned the show will be moving to Monday nights when it does eventually return. Additionally, the trailer notes that The Originals’ Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD set will street on September 2. Unless a show is ending, Blu-ray sets typically indicate that a new season of a show will be premiering within a few weeks. Last year, the show premiered at the beginning of October, so that should also be a decent indicator for when fans should look for the show, again.