Pineda Cast in “The Vampire Diaries” Spinoff “The Originals”

Daniella Pineda is preparing for a wicked role…

The Mexican-American actress and comedian has landed a regular role on the potential The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, which will be introduced as an upcoming episode of the CW’s hit drama airing on April 25.

Daniella Pineda

The Originals stars The Vampire DiariesJoseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin reprising their roles as Original Vampire Klaus, Elijah Mikaelson and werewolf Hayley.

Written by the show’s co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec, The Originals centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel. Elijah, intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, must side with Marcel’s enemies in order to keep Klaus in line.

Pineda will play Sophie, a witch whose magic has been silenced but not killed. A leader and a sexy, sharp-tongued social force, she is quietly sowing the seeds of a revolution amongst her peers.

Pineda co-starred in the NBC pilot Midnight Sun last season and recently guest starred on Showtime’s Homeland.

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