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'The Originals' Trailer Brings 'Vampire Diaries' Stars to a Witchy, Dark New Orleans

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Apr 19, 2013 | 9:14am EDT

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Last night on The Vampire Diaries, our favorite residents of Mystic Falls (plus that b**chy dress thief Elena) attended their senior prom, so it's only natural that they needed a couple of weeks off to recover from all that body-hopping, betrayal, witchcraft, and teen drinking. So for next Thursday's episode, they've handed over the reins to everybody's favorite Original vampire threesome — Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah — for a wild romp through New Orleans, which is Klaus' former stomping (and biting) grounds.

If next week goes well ratings and reception-wise, The Originals could very well be a weekly staple on The CW's lineup next season. And this "backdoor pilot" was set up perfectly last night, with Katherine sending a note to Klaus (The Originals' star, Joseph Morgan), claiming that a group of witches were mobilizing against him down in Nola. 

In the trailer below, we see that Klaus has enlisted his siblings (Claire Holt and Daniel Gillies) for his latest adventure in the town where "the living are easily lost, and the dead stick around to play." But it's not all fun and games for Klaus, who realizes that his former protege Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is now ruling the city, living the life full of family, friends, and power that Klaus has always wanted. This naturally won't sit well with Klaus, who ends the promo saying "I want to be king."

Definitely looks like some strong stuff, and we're excited to see what TVD overlord Julie Plec has come up with. We don't see much of the witches who have rallied against Klaus, but if you don't blink you'll see Phoebe Tonkin's Hayley creeping about. Check it out below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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