By JARETT WIESELMAN
April 11, 2013
In New Orleans, the air is thick with blood...
That's The CW's tease for The Originals, the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries that also serves as a backdoor pilot for a spinoff revolving around Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah!
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ETonline scored an exclusive first look at the promotional poster for this hotly anticipated episode, which sends Klaus to New Orleans with questions only his former protege Marcel (played by Charles Michael Davis) can answer. Elijah follows his brother to New Orleans in hopes of helping him find redemption, only to discover Hayley (played by Phoebe Tonkin) has also traveled to The French Quarter with questions!
Should The Originals get picked up by The CW (we'll find out for certain in May), Claire Holt will join Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Davis and Tonkin in the New Orleans-set drama!
The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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