The New Orleans based supernatural spin-off will star Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt and Daniel Gillies as the original vampire family – all continuing in their roles from The Vampire Diaries. The spin-off will also star Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis and Leah Pipes.
In the UK the spin-off will air on the Syfy channel and will launch on Tuesday 22nd October at 10pm. The American premier will be on October 3rd on The CW meaning there will only be a short time difference between USA and UK air dates.
In the UK The Vampire Diaries airs on ITV2 where it is a popular fixture of the schedules. The series has been paired up with home-grown series Switch and American import 666 Park Avenue on ITV2.
The Vampire Diaries will continue to air on ITV2 in the UK which may cause issues if there are any crossover plots between the parent series and spin-off The Originals. Fans who will wish to follow such crossovers will need to switch between ITV2 and Syfy to follow any such plots.