Welcome back to Humor Nation. It’s been years since the final episode of TVD and Originals aired, but the show still remains extremely popular. With the advent of the streaming services such as NETFLIX, these shows have been introduced to a whole new segment of the fans who have fallen in love with them. The Vampire Diaries spawned two amazing spin-offs titled ‘The Originals’ and ‘Legacies’. Both TVD and Originals ran for numerous years and featured several seasons, both shows are set in the same Universe and share plenty of the same characters.
So Take A Look At 5 Interesting Facts About The Originals And Vampire Diaries That Fans Might Not Know
5. INCEPTION OF THE ORIGINALS
Many fans consider Original to be much superior than the Vampire Diaries due to its mature storylines. While Originals lasted for only 5 seasons, but it was quality over quantity. The show has been created by Julie Plec and the team, the same people who created TVD. But did you know it wasn’t Julie Plec or LJ Smith (author of TVD) who saw the spin-off potential. It was actually the fans who made it happen in a way. Ever since the arrival of Klaus and the Mikaelson family on TVD, the fans were in awe of them. They wanted more of the Mikaelsons. They started creating fan videos using the footage of TVD featuring the Mikaelsons suggesting a spin-off.
Stars such as Joseph Morgan shared the content through their social media. And ultimately, Originals became the talk of the town and it came into being. According to Julie Plec, the shot from the Mikaelson Ball in the episode ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ where the entire Mikaelson family is standing on the stairs is the moment she knew that she got to make a spin-off focusing on them.
4. ORIGINALS SUCCESS PROVED TO A GAME-CHANGER
The success of Originals proved to be a game changer for the CW Network. The network didn’t have much success when it came to spin-offs, but the popularity and reception of Originals gave a new hope to the network executives. The network would go on to launch several spin-offs which proved to be a major success such as ‘The Flash’, ‘Superman & Lois’ which expanded the DC Universe on TV Screen. Recently the network announced the spin-offs ‘Tow Swift’ of ‘Nancy Drew’, the spin-off of ‘All American’. It’s interesting to think that all this could have been possible somewhat due to the Mikaelsons.