According to TV Guide, The Vampire Diaries star Daniel Gillies has sign up for the spin-off ‘The Originals.’
Update: We now have confirmation from The WB by Give Me My Remote
Daniel Gillies is set to reprise his role as Elijah, one of the Original family members in The Originals, TVGuide.com has learned.
The upcoming April 25 episode of Diaries will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off series that would focus on the Original family. The pilot will follow Klaus (Joseph Morgan) back to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — where he’s reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel. Elijah, intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, must side with Marcel’s enemies in order to keep Klaus in line.
Give Me My Remote scoop:
The potential THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spinoff, THE ORIGINALS — which would focus on the Original family — has booked another lead: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Daniel Gillies. A Warner Bros. rep confirmed the Deadlinereport that Gillies (who has played TVD’s Elijah off-and-on since season 2) will be involved with the backdoor pilot.