A vampire series that is not typical of the genre. Yes, there is the usual battles and blood sucking but there is also a human element to The Originals. The vampires here deal with family, love, betrayal, vengeance and other emotions usually associated with humans. So in essence this is a family drama in which the family is vampires.
Elijah (played by Daniel Gillies) has been fighting to protect his family for many centuries and the fight seems to only be getting more difficult. He has become estranged from his brother Klaus (played by Joseph Morgan), who has had a child with hybrid Hayley (played by Phoebe Tonkin), at the same time the two are trying to come to grips with the fact that they have a sister, Freya (played by Riley Voelkel).
Klaus’s relationship with Hayley is not great. In fact, he is seeking revenge on the mother of his daughter. With all this going on Marcel (played by Charles Michael Davis) and Davina’s (played by Danielle Campbell) grip on the city tightens. And a mystery unfolds involving Cami (played by Leah Pipes) and Vincent (played by Yusuf Gatewood) and a vampire who was the first ever created by the Mikaelsons in New Orleans.
Don’t expect this to be like Vampire Diaries. Not nearly as cheesy. In no way a teen series. Acting is strong and the settings are realistic. No dull moments. It will have you on the edge of your seat with thrills and yearning for the next episode.
-The Originals: 2015 Comic-Con Panel
-Charles Michael Davis in the Big Easy (Featurette)