Claire Holt Cast on The Originals!

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The Vampire Diaries was renewed by The CW for a fifth season this week.

But in light of a new piece of casting news, we must wonder: What will that look like?!?

The network has confirmed that Claire Holt will join Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies in The Originals, the upcoming Vampire Diaries spinoff whose backdoor pilot airs on April 25. She will continue in her role as Rebekah on that episode and in the inevitable new series, of course.

Claire Holt Promotional Pic

Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah represent the remaining three living members of The Originals - and we now know they will all somehow find their way to New Orleans.

The already-established characters will be joined there by two witches (played by Daniella Pineda and Danielle Campbell); a vampire named Marcel who served for years as Klaus' protege (played by Charles Michael Davis) and a human psychology student who is unaware of her supernatural surroundings, but curious about the root of evil (played by Leah Pipes).

Will you be tuning in for the spinoff?

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.

Damon