“Vampire Diaries” fans know that when a character is killed on the series, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are gone for good. Numerous characters have risen from the dead – some for an episode or two, and some permanently. Now it appears the “Vampire Diaries” spinoff, “The Originals,” will be following in the successful CW show’s footsteps.
The latest casting scoop for the freshman season of “The Originals” comes courtesy of the Tammy Smith Casting Facebook page. According to the casting company, “The Originals” is looking to hire a white woman with the following requirements:
-Must be 18 to 50 years old.
-Must have long dirty blonde hair (“it goes down her back quite a ways”).
-Must be between 5-foot-6 and 5-9.
-Must be average to slim size.
While none of that is too revealing, the casting information also added a line that will have fans of the show pretty excited. The eligible actress must “look like the woman attached (character ‘Esther’) to be a photo double.”
For the uninitiated, Esther is the Original witch and mother of the Mikaelson vampires (Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol). Although Esther created the vampire race by making her children into immortals, she returned from the dead in season three of “The Vampire Diaries” to destroy her family and end the vampire species. Esther ended up failing in her quest to kill her children, and died at the hands of Alaric.
Esther was initially played by actress Alice Evans. It is unclear if Evans will be reprising her role as the Mikaelson family matriarch, or if Klaus and his siblings will just be haunted by a lookalike of their angry mother.
“The Originals” is currently on a casting spree. E Online revealed late last week that “All My Children” star Shannon Kane will be joining the new CW series in a recurring role as witch Sabine. The show is also looking to add a couple of random witches and warlocks (male witches). According to Tammy Smith Casting, they are looking for attractive "bohemian/hippie chic" extras, along with men who have longer hair.
The series premiere (retold from the perspective of Elijah) will air Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. Will you be tuning in? Let us know in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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