Daniel Gillies Joins "Vampire Diaries" Spinoff, "The Originals"

Posted Tuesday January 22, 2013 2:40 AM GMT

Hoping to capitalize off the success of "The Vampire Diaries," a spinoff series called "The Originals" has been announced, with Daniel Gillies joining the cast.

Also reprising their roles from the original show will be Joseph Morgan and Phoebe Tonkin, who will be introduced during an episode of "The Vampire Diaries" on April 25th.

Keeping a three-lead cast, the new series will have the female lead play a werewolf, instead of a vampire.

Written by the original show's co-creator/executive producer, Julie Plec, the new series centers on the original family of vampires as Klaus returns from New Orleans to reunite with his diabolical former protége, Marcel. In order to keep Klaus in line, Elijah has to side with Marcel to help his brother find redemption.

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