Warner Bros. Television in association with Bonanza Productions and Alloy Entertainment are in pre-production on a new series titled “The Originals”, which will be a spinoff from the hit CW series “The Vampire Diaries”. Casting directors in Los Angeles and New York are holding auditions for the series regulars, which include an over 18 actress who can play a 16 year old witch, an early 20’s female student who is intrigued by the deviance of the French Quarter, a late 20s early 30s female witch, and Klaus’ diabolical former protégé Marcel who is late 20s early 30s. Shooting begins March 6, 2013 and will take place in New Orleans and Atlanta.
“The Originals” centers on Klaus Mikaelson and the Original family of vampires, as he returns to the supernatural crucible that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former apprentice Marcel. The show will feature two new characters who are witches, as well as a human female named Cami who is a psychology student fascinated by the study of Human Behavior. Cami is allured to the aberration of the French Quarter, resolute on answering the unanswerable question – what makes someone evil?
Starring in the pilot episode of “The Originals” is two-time Teen Choice Award nominee Joseph Morgan, who will continue his “The Vampire Diaries” role of Klaus Mikaelson. Morgan is an English actor who studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. Among his film credits are “Alexander” starring Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell, and “Immortals” starring opposite Henry Cavill. Phoebe Tonkin will also star in “The Originals” playing the werewolf Hayley, a character that was introduced in season four of “The Vampire Diaries”.
“The Vampire Diaries” showrunner Julie Plec will executive produce “The Originals” and serve as head writer. Plec developed “Diaries” along with Kevin Williamson, who will not be involved with “Originals”. Leslie Morgenstein will executive produce for Alloy Entertainment. Morgenstein is also currently executive producer of the hit ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars”. Senior vice president of television for Alloy Entertainment, Gina Girolamo, will also executive produce. Michael Narducci will serve as the show’s producer.
“The Originals” new characters will be introduced on “The Vampire Diaries” season 4, episode 20.
Talent must and be legally eligible to work in Atlanta, Georgia and New Orleans, Louisiana.
The 2013 Atlanta and Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBooks come with free quarterly updates and include the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Georgia and Louisiana:
• Child Labor Entertainment Employment Information
• State Child Labor Summary Sheet
• State Employment Certificate Guide for Minors Under 18
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• Immigration Work Permit Information
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• Casting Directors List
• Extras Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Acting Classes and Schools List
• Actors Unions and Professional Organizations
• Summer Performing Arts Camps
• Atlanta Headshot Photographers List
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
Both the 2013 Atlanta and Louisiana Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
6464 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
1325 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Atlanta & New Orleans:
931 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Bonanza Productions, Inc.
2364 Park Central Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30035
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Warner Bros. Television Production
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522
Executive Producers: Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo
Producer: Mike Narducci
Joseph Morgan – Klaus Mikaelson
Phoebe Tonkin – Hayley
When mysterious forces draw Klaus (Joseph Morgan) to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town he helped build in the 1700’s, he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel.