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The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries’ Originals Spin-Off Show Picked Up by The CW

That didn’t take long! The CW just aired The Originals, The Vampire Diaries spin-off, last night, and today they picked the show up for a full series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In a statement, CW president Mark Pedowitz said, “As soon as we saw last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, we knew we wanted more of The Originals — Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson have done a fantastic job with The Vampire Diaries, which is as fast-paced and well-written as ever, and Julie has created an equally compelling world for The Originals.”

The show, which had 2.2 million viewers last night, will revolve around Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and his siblings Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt). They’ll move to New Orleans to combat Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), the vampire who rules the town. Complicating issues is Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), the werewolf who’s pregnant with Klaus’s child.

Executive producer Julie Plec has promised as many crossovers as possible between TVD and The Originals. We can’t wait to see what the new show will bring come fall!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

04.27.2013 / 02:06 AM EDT by Jenny McGrath
Related: The Vampire Diaries, News, The Originals

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