Feast Your Eyes On 'Originals' Flashback Photos

There's just one thing more fun than a sneaky, peeky preview of new CW spin-off series "The Originals"...and that's a sneaky, peeky preview of new CW spin-off series "The Originals" in which all the men are dressed in super-sexy 1800s garb. Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis wearing ruffly shirts, open at the throat to expose some beefy manflesh? Yes, please, thank you, and goodnight: We're going to go enjoy an, ahem, better look at these stills in a more private location.

For the uninitiated, "The Originals" takes place in "The Vampire Diaries" universe, exploring the sordid, sexy backstories of the series' original Mikaelson vampires. And in this peep at the second episode, titled "House of the Rising Son," we're promised a long, interesting look at the family's dynamics dating back to the early 19th century—when Klaus was still a bad, bad boy, Rebekah was still frustrated by her brother's troublemaking ways and Marcel was still a stone fox with a penchant for shirtlessness and swordplay. Meow.

"The Originals" premieres with a special preview episode immediately after "The Vampire Diaries" on October 3; "House of the Rising Son" will follow it as the first episode in the series' regular slot, Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

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