The actress will no longer be a series regular as of Tuesday’s episode, “Farewell to Storyville”
Claire Holt is leaving The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” spinoff, “The Originals.”
It’s true, you can’t kill an Original vampire but you can write them out of a show. Tuesday’s episode marked Holt’s final episode as a series regular, individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
Holt plays Rebekah, one of the titular first vampires, whom East Coast fans just watched leave New Orleans after a dangerous confrontation with brother Klaus (Joseph Morgan) on Tuesday’s episode, appropriately titled “Farewell to Storyville.”
Show producers had decided that Rebekah’s storyline was advancing in such a way that the character was no longer needed in a series regular capacity. An insider told TheWrap that show producers intend to bring her back as a guest star later this season or on Season 2, but no agreements have been finalized at this time.
Holt first played Rebekah on Season 3 of “The Vampire Diaries” in 2011. Last fall, she transitioned to its spinoff, “The Originals.”
WBTV and producers on “The Originals” declined to comment on Holt’s departure.
CAA, Affirmative Entertainment and firm Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder represent Holt.
The 17th episode of The Originals will air March 18th, titled 1.17 Moon Over Bourbon Street. You can read about the episode synopsis below.
Elijah makes a bold move to regain control over the Quarter and receives an intriguing offer of support from a beautiful woman who belongs to a powerful New Orleans family. Meanwhile, the Mikaelsons throw a lavish party in an attempt to bring the warring factions of the city together, but a vicious fight threatens the evening.
Next episode of The Originals will air March 11th, titled 1.16 Farewell to Storyville. You can read about the episode synopsis below and watch the extended promo.
Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah become trapped in the City of the Dead cemetery by a witch’s boundary spell. Klaus and Rebekah trade angry accusations until Elijah reveals a dark secret from the family’s past. Meanwhile, Marcel races to free Rebekah but he has to make a deal with Genevieve
Great news Claire Holt fans and The Originals fans! The Originals have been renewed for second season.
The CW has officially renewed five of their series for next season, including two freshman dramas, E! News has confirmed.
The network has ordered a sixth season of The Vampire Diaries, a 10th season of Supernatural and a third season of Arrow, all established hits, while Reign and The Originals were picked up for second seasons.
“This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series The Originals paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. “The Vampire Diaries is No. 2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with Arrow continuing to gain among young men, and Reign growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”
On Tuesday nights, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries’ successful spinoff, and Supernatural have given the network one of its most highly rated pairings in years, doubling its year-to-year rating in the aduls 18-49 demo (1.5 vs. 0.6).
Next episode of The Originals will air February 25th, titled 1.14 Long Way Back From Hell. You can read about the episode synopsis below and view HQ episode stills from that episode.
Rebekah gets locked up in a sanatorium where she worked in 1919. A witch seeks revenge against her and plans to reveal dark secrets that could destroy Rebekah if exposed. Meanwhile, Elijah makes a decision that puts Klaus and Rebekah in further danger.