‘The Originals’ Casts A Witch

With vampires and werewolves roaming the streets of New Orleans, it was only a matter of time before “The Originals” conjured UP a witch to complete the supernatural trifecta.

Deadline reports that the potential “Vampire Diaries” spin-off (being introduced through a back-door pilot episode airing April 25), has cast Daniella Pineda in the role of Sophie, “a witch whose magic has been silenced but not snuffed.”

Daniella’s graced the small screen a handful of times, with appearances in “Homeland” and “Men of a Certain Age.”

“The Originals,” penned by “Vampire Diaries” executive producer Julie Plec, will focus on big-bad bloodsucker Klaus, as he returns to the Big Easy and reunites with protege Marcel. In addition to Daniella and Joseph Morgan, the pilot will also star Daniel Gillies as Elijah and Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley.

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