'The Originals' casts 'Vampire Diaries' patriarch Sebastian Roche and 'Supernatural' shapeshifter Todd Stashwick
The Original dad is heading to New Orleans.
"Supernatural" alum Sebastian Roche will reprise his "Vampire Diaries" role as Mikael, the patriarch of the Original family, on "The Originals," EW reports. The character, first introduced in Season 3 of "The Vampire Diaries," will appear in an episode early in the season. Since Klaus (Joseph Morgan) killed Mikael in "TVD" Season 3 episode 9, we assume that Roche will be portraying Mikael in flashbacks.
In other "The Originals" casting news, Roche's fellow "Supernatural" alum Todd Stashwick is also set to recur in the new CW series (fans of "Supernatural" remember Stashwick's turn as a Dracula-impersonating shapeshifter during Season 4â€²s "Monster Movie"). Stashwick will play the role of Father Kieran, first appearing in episode 4.
"Kieran is a tortured priest with a dark past," executive producer Julie Plec says. "Once a powerful and pragmatic diplomat between the humans and the various supernatural factions in New Orleans, he returns home looking for answers about a personal tragedy but finds a very different landscape than when he left."
"The Originals" premieres Thursday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.