Vampire-Diaries=mediumNewlyweds actress Daniella Pineda has been cast in The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals.

Deadline reports that Pineda  will Sophie in the spin-off; a witch whose magic has been silenced but hasn’t disappeared completely. Deadline describes the character as “A leader and a sexy, sharp-tongued social force, she is quietly sowing the seeds of a revolution amongst her peers”

The pilot for The Originals will air on April 25th as part of The Vampire Diaries‘ fourth season. The Originals will star Joseph Morgan as his ruthless hybrid character of Klaus with fan favourite Daniel Gillies having recently signed up to reprise his role of Elijah. Actress Phoebe Tonkin will continue in her Vampire Diaries role of Hayley in the spin-off.

The Originals will be set in New Orleans and Vampire Diaries show-runner Julie Plec will write the spin-off. Plec is also developing The CW’s planned remake of the British television series The Tomorrow People.

[Written by James Ryder]

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