The CW's planning a Vampire Diaries spinoff to star [REDACTED]

The CW's going into vampire overload. The network has confirmed that it's planning a spinoff of its hit The Vampire Diaries. The good news is, the holy trinity of Stefan, Elena and Damon will stay intact. But their biggest adversary is moving on.

According to EW, The CW will "launch a backdoor pilot for a spinoff within the show's current fourth season." The episode will be written by TVD executive producer Julie Plec. If the show's picked up for a series order, it will center on Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and his family of Originals.

Here's the pilot description:

In the episode, Klaus "returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel.

Phoebe Tonkin, who currently plays werewolf Hayley on TVD, will also appear on the new series. The episode's scheduled to premiere April 25, under the show's working title The Originals.

Even though Plec's on board as The Originals' showrunner, Kevin Williamson won't be involved.

(via EW)

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