It’s true! Our favorite female vampire on The Originals will be returning to the show. You can view the tweet that let us know and the trailer for season 2 below!
— Philiana (@insidethetube) July 25, 2014
Claire Holt may have exited The Originals halfway through Season 1, but that doesn’t mean the character of Rebekah Mikaelson is gone for good.
Holt’s return during the series’ season finale confirmed that the actress is open to returning in a guest star capacity. Now that she is raising her brother’s Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) baby daughter Hope, it’s possible that Holt could appear in more episodes, or even return frequently.
Season 2 is set to surround Klaus and Hayley’s attempt to make New Orleans safe for their daughter’s return, and so Holt’s presence might more likely be suited to the second half of the season. Nonetheless, fans of the original sibling dynamic that has made The Originals what it is would be thankful for her return.
Her exit, after all, had been amicable, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Back in March, the star admitted that she enjoyed working on the show. “As far as I’m concerned,” explained the actress, “this is a temporary hiatus. I’m taking a little vacation in the sun, but I’m going to return to my New Orleans family.”
Prouder Julie Plec spoke similarly of Holt’s split, assuring audiences that she would always have a place on the network. “When she signed up for the show, we knew what her contract was… the likelihood [that she’ll return] is very, very, very, very, very good. It’s equal parts Clare’s decision and our request.”
The circumstances about how Rebekah was written off is behind the read more in a effort to keep viewers who have not seen the episode, spoiler free.
This week’s episode of The Originals, titled”Farewell to Storyville,” should have been titled “Farewell to Claire Holt,” because the actress, who’s portrayed Original vampire Rebekah Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries and its subsequent spin-off since 2011, has left the show. According to BuzzFeed, it was entirely Holt’s decision to exit, and not a creative decision. Neither Holt nor series creator Julie Plec has commented on the situation.
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We got to sit in on the exclusive press room for The Originals at Comic-Con on Saturday, and the cast and producers had plenty to say about the upcoming Vampire Diaries spin-off to whet fans’ appetites for more. The show doesn’t premiere until October, but here’s what we know so far.
1. It’s Gonna Get Goth
Executive Producer Julie Plec says she had to keep writers from using flowery language in The Vampire Diaries, but since The Originals is filled with an old-world cast, that language makes more sense. Mix that faux-Shakespearean dialogue with the dark atmosphere of New Orleans and you come away with a gothy feel that should please Anne Rice fans as much as TVD fans.
“This is more old world. Half the characters are European. Klaus has been around for a thousand years,” Plec said. “And then there’s New Orleans, which in and of itself has a voice. It’s more gothic for sure.
“We’re going to let ourselves get away with words and tones that I used to scold some of the writers on The Vampire Diaries [for using]. I would say, ‘Get rid of all that Game of Thrones Shakespearean stuff. It’s stupid. It’s too much.’ But here it feels much more like the right place. There’s definitely a Shakespearean element to the show — definitely a bolder tone to it. And that’s really exciting to do what we always had to stop ourselves from doing on Vampire.”
2. Hayley and Klaus Will Have Some Weird Chemistry
Phoebe Tonkin, who plays Hayley, told us the cast was just as shocked as the fans by her pregnancy on the show, and now she’s being thrust into a relationship with Klaus. The two are going to have to figure out how to deal with the repercussions of having a werewolf/vampire hybrid baby while also dealing with each other.
“It’s going to be nice to see the dynamic between Klaus and Hayley now,” Tonkin said. “I think Klaus resents Hayley a little bit because they didn’t plan on this going any further than a one night stand. And now they’re facing the consequences of that.”
3. Marcel Will Be a Match for Klaus
Marcel is still sort of a mysterious character, and after talking to the incredibly charming Charles Michael Davis on Saturday, it sounds like he and the writers are still establishing who he is. He says some of that will come from his own personality, but he was able to tell us Marcel will have some sort of rivalry with Klaus, and it won’t be immediately clear who’s more powerful.
“One of the things we talked about in the panel is ‘Who’s the smartest?’ And Joseph [Morgan, who plays Klaus] said, ‘Well it depends on how you define smart.’ We have our specialties,” Davis said. “I think like when you build a team, you’ve got Michael Jordan, but he’s nothing without Scotty Pippin, a good coach, and even the other little parts. So we’re just going to see who’s going to be Michael Jordan, and who’s going to be Scotty Pippin. Who’s Batman, and who’s Robin? It’s still up in the air.”
Julie Plec says they’ll start exploring Klaus’ and Marcel’s long history together early in the season.
“We’re going to unfold a lot of that story over the course of the first season, starting almost immediately with the second episode. We’re going to show some flashbacks of the first time Klaus and Marcel met, when Marcel was just a 10-year-old boy. Slowly and surely over the course of the run, we’re going to give little pieces of that and show how the friendship was born, what it meant to Klaus, how it ended, and why them coming back together is fraught with so many different emotions: jealousy and love; and loyalty and betrayal. We dug right in right away.
CW will have more vampire action on its slate this fall with “The Originals” joining the network. On Monday, May 20, TV Guide shared new comments made by Claire Holt about the series and the crossover potential the series will have with “The Vampire Diaries” as well. Check out the previously released photos for the cast of both shows here and here. If you missed any of the previously released photos or spoilers for either of these programs, check out the related topics links on the sidebar for more news.
During the season finale for “The Vampire Diaries” on CW, Rebekah went on with Matt to show him the world. This is not the last fans will see of this couple. In fact, fans might see Matt pop up on “The Originals” at some point. The same has been said about Caroline. Holt teased the following about Matt and Rebekah, according to TV Guide:
“Julie [Plec] has left the door open for us to have cross-overs and for each of the characters to swap between the show.”
Rebekah will have some work to do when it comes to her brother Klaus though. The siblings had a number of problems pop up between them during season four of “The Vampire Diaries.” Holt said the following about Rebekah and her brother:
“She’s going to have to mend her relationship with Klaus in order to make it successful and work for her. I’m hoping Rebekah and Klaus will reconnect again because we had some fun times in the ’20s.”
Elijah will also join the siblings in New Orleans for “The Originals” this fall. Klaus will work to reclaim the city for himself. “The Originals” will premiere on CW this fall.
“The Vampire Diaries” may have ended its fourth season on Thursday night, but fans of the hit CW series aren’t weeping. The Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder lead show is set to return in the fall along with “The Originals” spinoff series.
“The Originals” aired its backdoor pilot during the fourth season of “The Vampire Diaries,” and was picked up for Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. in the fall. So, what can fans expect when it airs? Some good ol’ fashion family drama!
Original vampires Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) are all set to make the transition to New Orleans come the fall, but one character’s crossover remains a mystery – Rebekah (Claire Holt)! Holt signed on for the spinoff series in February, but the season 4 finale of “The Vampire Diaries” didn’t set her up for the transition.
Earlier this season Klaus’ move to New Orleans was made clear, with the bad boy even taking the time to say goodbye to Caroline during episode 23, “Graduation.” (“He’s your first love,” Klaus says to Caroline of Tyler. “I intend to be your last. However long it takes.” Fingers crossed she goes with him one day!) Elijah also left, bidding adieu to a possible life with Katherine for the chance to reunite his family with Klaus. However, Rebekah never made it clear that she was leaving Mystic Falls to live with her brothers.
In the season finale of “The Vampire Diaries,” fans watched Rebekah and Matt make plans to head off to travel the world post-graduation. The pair talked of visiting places like Italy … but New Orleans was never brought up. So, how will Rebekah end up leaving Mystic Falls? Even Claire Holt doesn’t know!