‘The Originals’ Scoop: Daniel Gillies Previews ‘The Beginning Of A War’

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Daniel teases a ‘new dawn’ for Elijah & Klaus on Thursday’s ‘Vampire Diaries,’ as the brothers do battle in the Big Easy.

The April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries will find Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) temporarily relocating to New Orleans, setting the stage for what will likely become a spin-off series on The CW next season. But before the hour is over, Daniel tells HollywoodLife.com, you’ll see the Mikaelsons come together like never before — just in time for “the beginning of a war.”

“It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Daniel tells me of the backdoor pilot. “It’s an amazing episode of television, it’s just monumental. Joseph and I worked very hard on [the brothers’] relationship, to bring as much history and depth and tragedy to them as we could. They’re cursed to walk this earth together, and now they’re searching for a clean slate. The tabula rasa. The new dawn.”

As for that whole “war” thing I mentioned earlier, Daniel says “The Originals” will feel like “Game of Thrones-meets-The Vampire Diaries,” as Klaus attempts to reclaim his former glory.

“There’s an established hierarchy that’s been [in New Orleans] for over a century in the absence of Klaus,” Daniel explains. “You’ll see Klaus’ desire to resurrect his kingdom, and Elijah’s desire to see to it that that happens. Elijah is kind of the General McArthur.”

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