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by Ryan J. Downey

"The Vampire Diaries" gave us the gorgeous girl power BFF trio of Elena, Caroline and Bonnie. Could another crew of attractive supernatural women be forming a BFF trio of their own down in New Orleans?

It's not easy for Original sibling Rebekah Mikaelson to make friends, but her undead blood quickly warmed to Hayley, the werewolf bad girl who is carrying Klaus Mikaelson's seemingly impossible vampire-werewolf hybrid child. The two met only recently on "The Originals," but Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin were costars on a show in Australia and neighbors in Los Angeles.

That undeniable friend chemistry is evident onscreen. This exclusive photo from tonight's brand new episode, "Sinners and Saints," boasts Rebekah and Claire looking their usual deadly serious/drop dead gorgeous selves, joined by local witch Sophie Deveraux.


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The OriginalsJumpin' jambalaya! The long-awaited "Vampire Diaries" spin-off pilot, "The Originals," finally airs tonight, bringing Klaus back to his old stomping grounds in New Orleans, where he learns just how much has changed since he bid au revoir to the French Quarter.

The hybrid won't be alone: along for the pilot ride are siblings Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt), in addition to werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin). And, of course, there will also be a whole crop of new characters to meet over the hour (and get to know even better over the season if the series is picked up).

So before you tune into tonight's episode, get to know five fresh faces from "The Originals."


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With vampires and werewolves roaming the streets of New Orleans, it was only a matter of time before "The Originals" conjured UP a witch to complete the supernatural trifecta.

Deadline reports that the potential "Vampire Diaries" spin-off (being introduced through a back-door pilot episode airing April 25), has cast Daniella Pineda in the role of Sophie, "a witch whose magic has been silenced but not snuffed."

Daniella's graced the small screen a handful of times, with appearances in "Homeland" and "Men of a Certain Age."


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