“The Originals” may have lost Rebekah seemingly for the season, but they are still finding a way to have all sorts of other crazy stuff unfold for these characters. This includes random characters in distress, seeing Klaus have to try to battle it out with Davina, and also tackle some particularly terrible night terrors when it comes to his own father.
The April 29 episode “A Closer Walk with Thee” will officially mark the return of Sebastian Roche (Mikael) to the series, and anyone who loved “The Vampire Diaries” and his story should be happy for that … even if the character is seemingly dead. Anytime that you can find a role for some of these familiar faces and have it make sense, we’re happy.
Also, the synopsis teases some major drama for Hayley, and also our Originals actually having to work with Genevieve to calm Davina down:
“Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) confronts a surprising enemy as she and her unborn baby fall into peril during a celebratory wake to honor a fallen member of the community. In order to save Hayley, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) enlist the help of Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) who struggles to maintain control over Davina (Danielle Campbell) and the other young witches. Cami (Leah Pipes) tells Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) that Francesca (guest star Peta Sargent) is determined to find a mysterious key that may unlock a family secret. Meanwhile, as Klaus suffers from nightmares of his father Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roche), he is forced to examine his troubled relationship with his own adoptive son, Marcel.”
All of this sounds exciting, but we’ll maintain that if there is one thing that “The Originals” really needs to work on going into this upcoming second season (which will actually start shooting immediately after the first), it is finding a villain with the same sort of fortitude that Klaus has. There’s been too many scattered adversaries, and there was never a moment that we thought he was in the same horrible danger he was at times on “The Vampire Diaries.”
“The Originals” Episode 1.15 – “Le Grand Guignol” (airs 3/4/14, 8-9pm)
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA — In a series of flashbacks to 1919, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) opens up to Cami (Leah Pipes) and reveals details of the devastating secret Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) were trying to keep from him.
Elijah (Daniel Gillies) forms an unlikely alliance with Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami) and asks for her help in locating Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane.)
Elsewhere, Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) is reluctant to get involved when Marcel and Rebekah approach him with a plan to take down the witches. Meanwhile, in the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is at her wits’ end and holds Sabine hostage in an attempt to get information that will reverse the curse on Phoebe’s werewolf clan.
The CW has announced early renewals for The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Supernatural and freshman dramas Reign and The Originals.
“This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series The Originals paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. “The Vampire Diaries is No. 2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with Arrow continuing to gain among young men, and Reign growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”
Freshman series The Originals and Reign have fared well this fall, debuting to 2.24 million and 1.98 million, respectively. Meanwhile, Supernatural has seen big year-over-year growth, jumping 88 percent in total viewers to 3.2 million viewers in its ninth season. In its second season, Arrow has become the network’s most-watched series, averaging 3.9 million viewers, while The Vampire Diaries is the highest-rated show for the network in key demos during its fifth season.
The fates of the network’s other dramas The Tomorrow People, The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast will be decided closer to upfronts.
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Jeremy Sumpter, Phoebe Tonkin and Sebastian Koch are in talks to star in director Jim Gillespie’s thriller “Take Down,” with shooting starting in April.
Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales on the project at Berlin.
Producers are Ed Elbert, Sarah Ryan Black and Stefan Brunner. The movie is being packaged and produced by Pinewood Pictures, an affiliate of Pinewood Shepperton Plc.
Alexander Ignon (“Ransom”) wrote the story, centered on the spoiled offspring of international billionaires being sent to a tough-love school in the remote wilderness. When they are taken hostage and held for a $1 billion ransom, the kids are forced to try to save themselves.
Sumpter’s credits include “Peter Pan” and “Soul Surfer.” Tonkin has appeared on “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” and Koch starred in “The Lives of Other.”
Gillespie directed “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
Sumpter is represented by Innovative Artists. Tonkin is repped by ICM Partners as well as Management 360. Koch is repped by Travistock Wood Management and Die Agenten.
Phoebe attended two events yesterday at Fashion Week, photos from both are now up in the gallery.
- Sultry Phoebe Tonkin > Events & Public Appearances > 2014 > Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 (February 6th)
- Sultry Phoebe Tonkin > Events & Public Appearances > 2014 > Marc Jacobs Daisy Chain Tweet Pop Up Shop Partyy (February 6th)