Season One

April 25, 2013 (backdoor pilot)
October 3, 2013 (pilot)
Always and Forever
From a Cradle to a Grave
Bad Blood

Season One of The Vampire Diaries's spin-off The Originals series produced by The CW.

The story centers around the Original vampires fighting for control of the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, which they helped build three hundred years before their return.



Note 1: *The following characters also appeared in the director's cut version of the pilot.
Note 2: **Davina only appears in the director's cut version of the pilot episode, not in original airing.
Note 3: ***Appears as a regular character through 1x13.
Note 4: ****Appears as a regular character through 1x16 & 1x22.

  • Eka Darville as Diego (13/22)*
  • Steven Krueger as Josh Rosza (13/22)
  • Todd Stashwick as Kieran O'Connell (12/22) (corpse in 1x20)
  • Elyse Levesque as Genevieve (12/22)
  • Shannon Kane as Sabine Laurent/Céleste Dubois (10/22)
  • Callard Harris as Thierry Vanchure (10/22)*
  • Yasmine Al Bustami as Monique Deveraux (10/22) (corpse in 1x11)
  • Shannon Eubanks as Bastianna Natale (7/22)
  • Sebastian Roché as Mikael (7/22) (archive footage in 1x10)
  • Chase Coleman as Oliver (6/22)
  • Tasha Ames as Eve (6/22)
  • Karen Kaia Livers as Agnes (6/22)* (archive footage in 1x13)
  • Aubrey DeVaney (2/22) and Alexa Yeames (4/22) as Abigail (6/22) (corpse in 1x11)
  • Peta Sergeant as Francesca Correa (5/22)
  • Nathan Parsons as Jackson Kenner (5/22)
  • Raney Branch as Céleste Dubois (5/22) (unknown/unconfirmed appearance in 1x22)
  • Shane Coffey as Tim (4/22) (archive footage in 1x05)

  • Owiso Odera as Papa Tunde (3/22) (corpse in 1x13)
  • Matt Kabus as Sean O'Connell (3/22)
  • Jesse Boyd as Cary (3/22)
  • McCarrie McCausland as Young Marcel (3/22) (archive footage in 1x06)
  • Diana Chiritescu (2/22) and Natalie Dreyfuss (1/22) as Cassie (3/22) (corpse in 1x11) / Esther (1/22)
  • Alexandra Metz as Katie (2/22)
  • Malaya Rivera Drew as Jane-Anne Deveraux (2/22)*
  • Teri Wyble as Clara Summerlin/Céleste Dubois (2/22)
  • Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol Mikaelson (1/22)
    • Roman Spink as Young Kol (1/22)
  • Yusuf Gatewood as Vincent Griffith/Finn Mikaelson (1/22)
  • Callie McClincy as Young Rebekah (1/22)
  • Aiden Flowers as Young Klaus (1/22)
  • Perry Cox as Young Elijah (1/22)
  • Johnny Walter as Dwayne (1/22)
  • Morgan Alexandria as Lana (1/22)
  • Alexandria & Victoria Collins as Hope Mikaelson (1/22)
  • Devon Allowitz as Henrik Mikaelson (1/22) (archive footage in 1x01)
  • Susan Walters as Carol Lockwood (1/22) (archive footage in 1x07)

  • Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood (2/22)


  • Chapter I: The Return and Arrival Chapter (Ep. 101 - 108)
    • Focus on the return of the Original Vampires to New Orleans and their attempt to regain control of the city as well as dealing with the looming threat of Davina's unique power and the Human Faction. All the while, the Mystic Falls Gang arrive to New Orleans with Silas and the truth of the doppelgängers.
      • The main antagonists are Marcel Gerard, Davina Claire, Niklaus Mikaelson, and Agnes.
        • The secondary antagonists are Nadia Petrova, Silas, and Qetsiyah.
      • The anti-heroes are the Mystic Falls Gang.

  • Chapter II: The Harvest Chapter (Ep. 109 - 111)
    • Focus on Davina's rapidly growing and uncontrollable power and the side effects of the failed Harvest ritual, as well as the aftermath of the Cure being sucked out of Katherine and the defeat of Silas and the truth of the doppelgängers (being created by Nature to die in place of Silas and Amara). As well as the emergence of the Bayou werewolf pack and Niklaus' paternal bloodline.
      • The main antagonists are Davina Claire and Niklaus Mikaelson.

  • Chapter III: The Revenge Chapter (Ep. 112- 116)
    • Focus on the resurrection of three very powerful and angry witches and the revelation of Celeste's survival, and their revenge on the Mikaelson family and the exploration of events in New Orleans almost a century before.
      • The main antagonists are Celeste Dubois, Genevieve, Papa Tunde, Mikael, and Niklaus Mikaelson.

  • Chapter IV: The Factions Chapter (Ep. 117 - 122)
    • Focus on Elijah's attempt to broker peace between the many factions within the city, the werewolves' return to power, the reformation of the Human Faction, Father Kieran succumbing to the witch's hex, and Marcel's growing rebellion.
      • The main antagonists are Francesca Guerrera, Mikael, Genevieve, Marcel Gerard and Niklaus Mikaelson.

  • Bonus Chapter: The Travelers Chapter (TVD Ep. 518 - 522)
    • Elena travels back to Mystic Falls upon hearing about how the Travelers want the doppelgängers and Katherine, having bonded a little with Elena during their pregnancies, decided to go with. It is revealed that the Travelers have plans for the final pair of doppelgängers and they will stop at nothing to make sure that Stefan and Elena will be the two remaining doppelgängers. At the same time, war has been brewing between the Travelers and the Witch Covens, and Mystic Falls is poised to become a battlefield when Markos reveals his plans to strip Spirit Magic from Mystic Falls and the world, leaving witches besides Travelers powerless, and exterminating the vampire species.
      • The main antagonists of this chapter are The Travelers and their enigmatic leader, Markos.

  • The main antagonists of this season are Niklaus Mikaelson, Marcel Gerard and the New Orleans witch coven.

Season One - Episode Guide


  • The Originals was picked up for 13 episodes.
    • On October 11, The CW ordered three more scripts increasing the episodes from 13 to 16.
    • On November 11, The CW picked up the series for a full season run, increasing the episodes to 22.
  • On January 22, 2013, it was confirmed Daniel Gillies would be a regular, doing both shows (The Originals and Saving Hope.)
  • A central theme of the new series was the voodoo and dark witchcraft running rampant in New OrleansFrench Quarter, so naturally, witches have a strong presence in the series.
  • On February 13, 2013, it was confirmed Claire Holt was in the main cast, though she eventually left.
  • Joseph Morgan had promised that there would be plenty of crossover opportunity — especially since both shows are film in Atlanta. Meaning any of the characters in TVD could possibly come into the spinoff.
  • Joseph Morgan teases that fans can expect the spinoff to be "a little more adult, a little more kind of gothic because these are old time vampires here." 
  • This is the third show that Nina Dobrev, Claire Holt, and Phoebe Tonkin starred in after the parent show (The Vampire Diaries), while the latter two both on H2O Just Add Water.
  • Tyler Lockwood is the first confirmed character from The Vampire Diaries to crossover onto The Originals. Nadia Petrova is the second.
  • There are currently only 8 main characters left after the death of Sophie and the departure of Rebekah. Only Klaus, Elijah, Hayley, Elena, Katherine, and Marcel have appeared in every episode so far.
  • The Originals has more flashbacks in its first season as compared to that of The Vampire Diaries, the parent show, had in its first season.
  • Marguerite MacIntyre (who portrays Liz Forbes on The Vampire Diaries) co-wrote three episodes of the first season: Sinners and SaintsAprès Moi, Le Déluge; and The Big Uneasy.

See Also

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