"Vampire Diaries" fan favorites the Original siblings of Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah might get a lot more screen time soon -- if this week's new episode is a hit.
The April 25 episode of "Diaries," "The Originals," is a backdoor pilot -- a standalone episode that tests the viability of a potential spinoff for certain characters. If ratings and buzz are high, The CW will likely greenlight a series focusing on the vampire family for the fall season.
"The Originals" will follow Klaus (Joseph Morgan) as he travels to New Orleans after getting a message from Katherine (Nina Dobrev) that a powerful witch is plotting against him.
"Welcome to the dark side of New Orleans, where the living are easily lost and the dead stick around to play," a man tells Klaus in the extended preview below.
Joining him is brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies), who seesRead More »from Potential 'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff 'The Originals' Is 'Like 'The Lost Boys''