EW exclusive! Klaus and Elijah go to New Orleans in April 25 episode -- and maybe longer if this backdoor pilot goes to series. Have a look at what's in store, with background from cast and exec producer Julie Plec.
In the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries, which serves as a backdoor pilot to a New Orleans-set Originals spinoff, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) gets word that witches in The Big Easy are conspiring against him. He returns to the city that his family helped build and then fled about 100 years ago to explore the threat. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows. ''His interest in Klaus for 1,000 years has been how to dig deep past Klaus' ego and paranoia, and all the things that have made Klaus such a vicious person over the years he's always searching for some form of redemption for his brother,'' says executive producer Julie Plec. ''What he sees in New Orleans, and what he finds out in the context of a place where they were once happy as a family, is an opportunity to rebuild that with Klaus and with Rebekah and put the broken bits of the Original family back together.''
Pictured is the final scene between the brothers. ''It's a beautiful, simple scene where they talk about their potential future in the town,'' Morgan says. ''After all of the confrontations and all of the history, it's really nice to have a simple scene just about two brothers.''
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