The first season of THE ORIGINALS brought the most formidable creature on earth, the Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), back to his former home – the vibrant and supernaturally charged city of New Orleans. When he arrived, his siblings Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) not far behind, he was stunned to learn that werewolf Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin) was pregnant with his child. Though Elijah hoped that the news of a baby might help rebuild their fractured family, other forces threatened to destroy it further: namely, Marcel Gerard (Charles Michael Davis), Klaus’ beloved vampire protégé, whom the Originals thought to be long dead, and a dark secret that Marcel and Rebekah held for a century. The Originals and Hayley soon found themselves caught in a bloody war between vampires and witches, the stakes raised by a vengeful young witch, Davina (Danielle Campbell), and by Klaus’ surprising connection to Cami (Leah Pipes), a student with a painful past. Meanwhile, Hayley helped her exiled werewolf family return to the French Quarter, unaware that a ruthless pack of wolves was already lurking in the city, waiting to stage a violent coup on the vampires. As the first season came to a close, the werewolves decimated the vampire community, while the witches made a horrific assassination attempt against Klaus and Hayley’s newborn daughter.

Season two finds our heroes adjusting to a new status quo, with the newly empowered werewolves controlling the city and a myriad of unknown threats lurking. Though Klaus and Hayley have vowed to scorch the earth in order to make New Orleans a safe home for their daughter, Hope, they also have inner demons to battle. As she adjusts to life as a hybrid, Hayley experiences crippling rage and depression after saying goodbye to her daughter, and Klaus – who needs his strength now more than ever – finds himself regularly weakened as the werewolves use the moonlight rings forged in his blood. Elijah, finding himself isolated from his troubled family, sets out to destroy Francesca (guest star Peta Sergeant) and her traitorous werewolves, connecting with Marcel and his renewed vampire community in the process. Despite the dangerous climate of the city, Cami recommits to her studies and to pursuing the life she wanted before she met Klaus – but the werewolves in the Quarter aren’t the only enemies preventing New Orleans from any semblance of peace.

Unbeknownst to Klaus and Elijah, their ruthlessly devious parents have returned from the dead. Though their father, Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roché), is controlled by Davina’s magic, he remains ever-intent on killing Klaus – even if he has to go through Davina to do it. Elsewhere, their mother, Esther (guest star Alice Evans), inhabiting the body of a teenage witch, is fueled by a consuming and twisted love for her children as she devises a disturbing plan to reunite her fractured family – a plan that involves untold torment not only for the Original siblings, but for any and all of their loved ones.




Season five of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES began with a sense of hope for Elena (Nina Dobrev). After a passionate summer with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline (Candice Accola), not knowing that Bonnie (Kat Graham) sacrificed her life to save Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). As Bonnie’s friends fought to bring her back to life as the Anchor to the Other Side, Stefan (Paul Wesley) had to face-off with his doppelganger Silas, and a newly human Katherine (Nina Dobrev) struggled with mortality and motherhood. Damon’s relationship with Elena was put to the test when Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey), an old vampire friend from Damon’s past, revealed he was still alive and looking for revenge. Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. Finally, with time running low until the inevitable collapse of The Other Side, Damon and Bonnie made the ultimate sacrifice in order to bring back their friends.

Now, months after this devastating tragedy, everyone is dealing with the loss of their loved ones in different ways, some more destructively than others. What happened to Bonnie and Damon, and if they can even be saved, remains a mystery. Meanwhile, their beloved hometown of Mystic Falls continues to be a magic-free zone, protected by a mysterious new community watch program. If there’s any hope of salvaging their former lives, our heroes must find a way to push through their grief and band together. This season will explore themes of loss, denial and what it means to move on in the face of immortality, ultimately begging the age-old question – can you ever really go home again?




Here is the trailer for The Originals’ season 2




Here is the first preview of The Vampire Diaries’ Season 6 premiering October 2nd on The CW Network;




The Originals’ cast just got extended with a new badass werewolf!

Devious Maids‘ Colin Woodell is leaving his life of crime in Beverly Hills to play a game of supernatural thrones in the Big Easy.

Woodell will recur on the second season of The CW’s The Originals, TVLine has learned exclusively, playing a “badass” werewolf named Aiden.
A lieutenant in New Orleans’ leading werewolf pack, Aiden isn’t opposed to teaming up with witches if they can help him take down vampires and keep his family safe. Needless to say, you can expect to see him forming a few “dangerous alliances” during his stint on the show, which begins with Episode 4.
Woodell is one of several new additions to the drama in Season 2, which also welcomes Teen Wolf‘s Daniel Sharman as warlock Kaleb.
The Originals moves to Mondays at 8/7c this fall, beginning Oct. 6.

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The answer to where The Vampire Diaries’ Damon and Bonnie are will soon be answered, maybe a lot sooner than you think!

What can you tell me about the new season of The Vampire Diaries? — Brittany
When executive producer Julie Plec told us that the mystery of where Bonnie and Damon are would be answered quickly, she wasn’t lying: You’ll definitely know before the end of the second episode. But pay close attention: Although the setting may look familiar, the duo is definitely in a place that’s foreign to them. Perhaps it’s not the where that matters at all!

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The Vampire Diaries will be back October 2nd, and that means that there will be a new big bad;

lilslim142000: Do you have any news on who will be the new Big Bad on #TVD?
You betcha! (This show is not Fargo.) I posed that very question to TVD’s fancy-pants boss Julie Plec in between begging for her to keep Alaric alive forever and badgering her for scoop on when Delena will reunite. “There is a big bad. it’s a long, slow-burn mythology that will unfold over the course of the entire season and will really impact each of our character in deep ways and it’s smart and it’s interesting and it’s small, which I like,” she teases. “Instead of trying to top ourselves year to year, we try to scale back and see if we can keep it really personal and rooted in character.” Right. But back to that whole Delena thing..

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Where We Left Off: In a plan to save the Other Side, Damon with Elena caused a massive explosion to kill all the Travelers. Once on the Other Side, Liv enacted a resurrection spell, allowing Stefan, Elena, Enzo and Alaric to cross back through Bonnie. But when Liv’s brother Luke saw it was killing her, he put an end to the spell seconds before Damon could come back to life. During the final moments, Damon and Bonnie were left standing hand-in-hand awaiting their final fate.

What’s Next: After a big time jump, the premiere opens with Bonnie and Damon still gone. While their whereabouts will be revealed quickly, the question of what happened while they were there will be a season-long arc. Elena will be grieving over the loss of Damon by making some surprising choices and bonding with Stefan and Alaric, who does some bonding of his own with a woman he meets. Get ready for a handful of new faces, including a militia leader (Colin Ferguson) and a tough doctor at the university hospital (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe). Matt will be thriving as he gets involved in the new magic-less community, while Tyler, now back to a human with the werewolf gene, will return to his testosterone-filled, hard-headed personality. Will he reconnect with Caroline, whom executive producer Julie Plec says will take the loss of Bonnie and Damon “in a weird way the hardest”?




Where We Left Off: After being kidnapped by the witches, Hayley gave birth, was immediately killed, but came back to life as a hybrid. In order to save her and Klaus’ child, the two made the heartbreaking decision to give baby Hope to Rebekah with help from Marcel — who was then compelled to forget the baby is alive. Finally, not only has the Guerrera pack taken back control of the French Quarter, but Original family members Esther and presumably Finn returned via new bodies in the last few minutes.

What’s Next: Esther will make her presence known fast, only aiding to Klaus’ destructive rampage. “Klaus has decided that he will only imagine a day when he’ll be reunited with [Hope] while he destroys everyone keeping that child away from him,” executive producer Michael Narducci tells us. “So he will make everyone [pay].” With regard to his relationship with former protégé Marcel, Narducci adds that they’re in a really good place. “Klaus has an agenda [and] he knows that of all the allies he could have, Marcel knows the city, knows the layout, the politics and Marcel back in the 1920s and ’30s was able to take out the wolves. So if Klaus wants to deal with the Guerreras he’ll need someone who knows how to do that.” As for Davina’s decision to bring back Mikael, she’ll have the two to deal with when they find out what she’s done. Hayley too will be shattered, but ready to enact revenge, and although she and Elijah had finally kissed before the finale, don’t expect that coupling any time soon.

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Nina Dobrev attended the 2014 Teen Choice Awards that took place on Sunday, August 10th 2014. I have added some photos to the photo archive