Now all three remaining Mikaelsons — Klaus, Elijah & Rebekah — will appear on the back-door pilot, airing April 25.
I’ve got some good news for Claire Holt — and some very bad news for fans of Rebekah’s re-budding relationship with Stefan (Paul Wesley) on The Vampire Diaries: The Australian actress has officially joined the cast of The CW’s purposed TVD spin-off, The Originals!
Rebekah joining The Originals makes a lot of sense — she is, after all, an Original — but it also means her tenure on The Vampire Diaries has a definite expiration date.
Interestingly enough, Deadline notes that Claire was originally supposed to co-star in the spin-off, but “talks hit a snag,” so Phoebe Tonkin joined instead. Does this mean there’s a chance Phoebe’s character, Hayley, won’t be sticking around, after all?
Who Else Is Going To Be On ‘The Originals’?
So many people!
Along with Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies, who are both reprising their roles as Rebekah’s brothers, The Originals has a slew of new and terrifying characters for fans to fall in love with.
Let’s start with Klaus’ former protegé Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is described as being “wicked, wild and charismatic.” No wonder he’s Klaus’ protegé! He was once “kicked around,” but now “calls the shots” in New Orleans — though that’s likely to change once Klaus returns to his old stomping grounds.
Then there’s the latest new addition, Camille (Leah Pipes), a college student who’s “unaware of the supernatural universe that exists around her.” Methinks it won’t take long for Camille to become aware — likely too aware — of the vampires lurking right under her nose.
Are you glad Rebekah is joining her family on The Originals, or would you rather she stay in Mystic Falls with Stefan? Drop me a comment with your reaction to this big news!
— Andy Swift
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