Daniella Pineda will soon be heading to New Orleans.
The actress, who has guest-starred on Homeland and Men of a Certain Age, has landed a series regular role on The Originals, the wildly hyped Vampire Diaries spinoff whose backdoor pilot airs April 25.
According to Deadline sources, Pineda will portray Sophie, a witch who is intent on leading a revolution among her kind because her powers have been silences for far too long.
The series, which will almost certainly be picked up by The CW for the fall season, centers on Joseph Morgan's Klaus returning to his native New Orleans and reuniting with his evil protege, an uncast vampire named Marcel.
Phoebe Tonkin is also in as Hayley, while Daniel Gillies will return as Elijah.