The Originals is an American television series that began airing on The CW on October 3, 2013. Created as a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, the series follows vampire Klaus Mikaelson as he and his family become embroiled in the supernatural politics of New Orleans.
The series premiere aired after The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 3, 2013. A week later, on October 8, 2013, it moved to Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 p.m. Central) in its regular timeslot where it led in to Supernatural.
On February 13, 2014, The CW renewed the series for a second season. The second season began on October 6, 2014; The CW announced the show's move to Mondays. On March 11, 2016, The CW renewed the series for a fourth season consisting of 13 episodes. The fourth season has been moved to a mid-season premiere for the 2016/17 television season.
Main Cast and Characters Edit
- Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson (66/66)
- Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson (66/66)
- Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley Marshall (66/66)
- Charles Michael Davis as Marcel Gerard (65/66)
- Yusuf Gatewood as Vincent Griffith (36/66) and Finn Mikaelson (16/66) (2x14 onwards); Recurring (2x01 -2x13); Guest (1x22)
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson (30/66) (3x01 onwards); Recurring (2x09 - 2x22)
- Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson (27/66) (1x01 - 1x16, 1x22); Recurring (2x01, 2x08 - 2x10, 2x22 / 3x01, 3x05 - 3x06, 3x09, 3x22)
- Leah Pipes as Camille O'Connell (50/66) (1x01 - 3x19)
- Danielle Campbell as Davina Claire (1x01 - 3x21)
Crossover Cast and Characters Edit
- Nina Dobrev as Tatia (2x05)
- Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore (3x14)
- Leslie-Anne Huff as Rayna Cruz (3x14)
- Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan (3x17)
- Season 1 - 22 Episodes
- Season 2 - 22 Episodes
- Season 3 - 22 Episodes
- Season 4 - 13 Episodes