A family of power-hungry thousand-year-old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.
A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. "Every King needs an heir" says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid (part vampire, part werewolf) and a werewolf (Hayley).
"The Originals" follows the Mikaelson siblings, the original vampires, as they struggle to reclaim the city they helped build. After being chased from New Orleans by their tyrannical father Mikael, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah return nearly a century later to find Marcel, Klaus's protégé and Rebekah's former lover, has crowned himself the new King in their absence. With war threatening to breakout between the supernatural factions at any time and Klaus's consistent refusal to comply to his brother's attempts at peace, will the Mikaelsons be able to reclaim New Orleans and make it theirs before Klaus's miracle child is born? Or will their past consistently destroy any chance they have for happiness?