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Since the announcement of The Vampire Diaries spinoff tentatively entitled The Originals, more questions than answers have arisen about the new show. Showrunner Julie Plec is finally giving fans more details about the plot, Marcel, and where this leaves Rebekah.

It was originally revealed that the spinoff will begin with the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries. The episode will show Klaus returning to the French Quarter of New Orleans where he reunites with his former protégé Marcel. Showrunner Julie Plec, who will also head The Originals, teased more about the episode to Entertainment Weekly. Klaus will be making his way to New Orleans in order to solve a mystery, she reveals. He becomes concerned when he hears that someone is trying to make a move against him but doesn’t know exactly who. When he returns to New Orleans to find out who it is, he becomes reunited with Marcel. Lo and behold, Marcel is now head of the supernatural community down there, having created a set of rules and society for them.

Although it sounds like Marcel will be a huge part of the show, they have yet to cast him. Plec reassures fans that they’re getting ready to begin the process of casting his character in the next few weeks. She can reveal that his character is the life of the party, diabolical, dangerous, and a rock star. Teasing, “If anything, he’s that kind of hard-partying, hard-living vampire who knows how to enjoy the most out of life in the French Quarter.”

“I can hope the answer is yes”

What about the other originals? Plec teases that she’d love to see both Rebekah and Elijah on the spinoff. While she’s not sure where Daniel Gillies stands on joining the show, she gushes, “Oh, in the world of Julie Plec and her obsession with Daniel Gillies, there is always a role for Elijah,” and that, “I can hope the answer is yes.” In speaking about Claire Holt’s future on the shows, Plec explains that Rebekah and Klaus have a lot of healing to do in the upcoming episodes, which could continue on into the new series. Ultimately it comes down to Holt’s decision because Plec feels Rebekah “would be a tremendous asset to both shows.”

If you’re hoping for more teases about Hayley’s involvement on the show, don’t hold your breath. The showrunner kept tight-lipped on the subject, only saying that it will be a nice surprise for fans.

It’s clear that while Plec hopes more of the originals cast will agree to join the spinoff, it’s still very much up in the air for who will sign on. Who would you like to see on The Originals?

Photo credit:Bob Mahoney/The CW

  • theaterboy1

    I kind of like the idea of Rebekah on both shows, but I can see where that might get too hectic, so if she had to just be in one I wouldn’t be opposed to her staying behind in Mystic Falls if that is the way they decided to go.

  • TheFirst

    Wait. I just realised something. What if Klaus and Hayley.. become a couple? That’s why she’s also with him in The Originals? Or maybe they fall in love during the show, kind of like Angel and Cordelia on the Buffy spin off Angel?

  • http://twitter.com/areebak15 Areeba K


  • http://hypable.com Selina

    I hope Rebekah comes to The Originals. Imagine the possibilities with her, Klaus and Hayley trading off sassy insults for an hour each week. It’d be so brilliant.

    Also, fantasy casting Marcel: James Marsters. Just cause he sounds exactly like Spike. :P

  • justlynn01

    Crossing fingers & toes that Daniel is able to say “YES” to this show, taking into consideration his commitments on Saving Hope. The show just would not be the same without Elijah!!! Please let the stars align and have him say yes – I know he loves Julie Plec and would want to do it if he can!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dlmarvin05 Dominique Marvin

    So are they not going to appear on the vampire diaries anymore?

  • RaShonda Asenime

    Why would you have a spin-off about the Originals, entitled “The Originals” without all of the originals in the cast? If the rest of the cast hasn’t agreed to be in the show, then it’s really just about Klaus and his spawn, Marcel…hmmmm

  • *A*

    Rebekah should for sure be apart of the cast.

    She should take her on again boyfriend Stefan with her and end that damn love triangle on The Vampire Diariez once and for all.

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