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‘The Originals’ Scoop: Leah Pipes Joins ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spin-Off

Mon, February 11, 2013 9:06pm EDT by Andy Swift 10 Comments
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Leah will play Camille, an intelligent human with no knowledge of vampires — yet.

The Originals is getting its first taste of human blood! Leah Pipes has been cast in the back-door pilot of The Vampire Diaries‘ spin-off as Camille, described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a college psychology student fascinated by the study of human behavior unaware of the supernatural universe that exists around her.”

Of course, if she’s anything like Elena (Nina Dobrev), it won’t take long for her to figure out her supernatural surroundings!

Though there’s already a ton of hype surrounding The Originals, it hasn’t officially been picked up for The CW’s 2013-2014 season. It will air as a back-door pilot April 25, when fans will get their first bite — so to speak — of what’s to come.

Joseph Morgan will star in the potential spin-off as the original Original Klaus, who returns to New Orleans to raise a little hell. (Well, a little more hell.) It was recently announced that The Game actor Charles Michael Davis will play Marcel, Klaus’ former protegé, who is described as “wicked, wild and charismatic.”

Daniel Gillies will also be reprising his Vampire Diaries character Elijah, and will be forced to align himself with Marcel’s enemies in order to help Klaus “find redemption.” (Sounds like Elijah will be playing the Stefan to Klaus’ Damon this time around, no?)

Also on board The Originals is Phoebe Tonkin, who will continue to play Hayley; and Daniella Pineda and Danielle Campbell, who will originate the bewitching roles of Sophie and Davina.

It sounds like this pilot, which will be written by The Vampire Diaries‘ executive producer Julie Plec, is really starting to take shape! Keep your fingers crossed that The Originals will be joining its parent show in the fall, as it was already picked up for a fifth season.

Are you more excited for The Originals than ever? Drop me a comment with your reaction to this new casting!

The Hollywood Reporter

— Andy Swift

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