Warner Bros. Home Video will release The Originals Season 1 on Tuesday, September 2nd. This release will be available on Bluray, DVD and Digital HD.
This sexy and thrilling new series from The Vampire Diaries’ executive producer centers on the Original vampire family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago. Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him, Klaus’ questions lead him to his diabolical former protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire with total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the city. Determined to help his brother Klaus find redemption, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows Klaus and is soon forced to side with Marcel’s enemies. Meanwhile, Klaus and Elijah’s sister, Rebekah (Claire Holt), must decide if she’ll join her brothers in New Orleans and help them to reclaim their hometown and all its extraordinary offerings. Phoebe Tonkin also stars, among others.
The best sentence to describe The Originals would be: They put the fun in dysfunctional.
Fans of The Vampire Diaries loved to hate Clause Mikaelson, Elijah Mikaelson and Rebekah Mikaelson during their time in Mystic Falls.
It made sense as their fan base grew that the best way to give them the proper amount of screen time and tell their story was to give them their own show. This also sets up great crossover episodes.
The Mikaelson clan headed back to the city they helped build, New Orleans. The premiere season had it all; vampires, werewolves and witches. Not to mention baby Mikaelson too. This show featured enough family drama to last several lifetimes. The town was being run by Clause’s progeny and that set the tone from the beginning.
The first season had it all; enemies, allies, betrayal, love, life and loss. It was no surprise that it received a renewal for a second season, which promises more of what the fans have grown to love and love to hate.
The special features included with this release:
Pilot Commentary – With Creator Julie Plec and Director Chris Grismer
2013 Comic-Con Panel – Executive producer Julie Plec and the cast discuss the origins of The Originals, and what you can expect in this spin-off of The Vampire Diaries.
2014 PaleyFest Panel – Cast and producers discuss the creative process in these highlights from the panel at PaleyFest 2014
The Originals: Origins – In this featurette, creator Julie Plec leads us on the journey of creating The Originals and continuing through to the production of the pilot in New Orleans.
The Originals: Re-mixing History – In this featurette, the writers of The Originals will describe how they were able to blend fact with fiction, generating strong roots in New Orleans for the Mikaelson family.
The Original Vampires: A Bite-sized Backstory – A dynamic and stylized montage featuring key storylines and scenes of the original family. Including scenes from The Vampire Diaries, this piece will depict where the originals came from.
With season 2 returning on October 6th, get caught up or relive your favorite episodes today.
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