The Vampire Diaries’ potential spin-off The Originals is adding a fan favorite to its ranks.
Daniel Gillies, who plays the vampire Elijah, has joined the cast of the CW project, our sister site Deadline reports.
Gillies will co-star opposite Joseph Morgan (as Elijah’s Original hybrid brother Klaus) and Phoebe Tonkin (as werewolf Hayley) in Vampire Diaries‘ April 25 episode, which will serve as a planted pilot.
In the hour, penned by executive producer Julie Plec, Klaus returns to the French Quarter of New Orleans, a supernatural melting pot that he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel. Intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, Elijah must side with Marcel’s enemies to keep Klaus in line.
If The Originals is ordered to series, Gillies will star on both the spin-off and his Canadian medical drama Saving Hope.