Ian Somerhalder Won’t Be Watching! The Vampire Diaries Spinoff The Originals Gets UK Airdate

The UK start date for Vampire Diaries spinoff series The Originals has been released.

The American drama shows on The CW in America and will be aired in the UK on Tuesday October 22, Syfy confirmed.

The Originals will be based around the Mikaelson siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah, who first appeared in the second season of The Vampire Diaries.

Starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes and Daniella Pineda, the story will see the Originals return to their former home in New Orleans, where they get caught up in a power struggle and a strange community “fuelled by intolerance, lies and a selfish drive for power”.

Ian Somerhalder, who stars in the Vampire Diaries, has slammed the new spinoff.

He told Digital Spy, “They’re going to be taking these characters that mean so much to our show. I’m insanely happy for everyone, but I’m not thrilled.

“I just don’t want to lose all these amazing actors on our show”.

Well, we’re excited!