U.K. fans of “The Vampire Diaries” won’t have to wait much longer to get a glimpse at the spinoff series, “The Originals.” NBCUniversal’s Syfy just obtained the U.K. premiere rights for the new CW drama, THR reports.
Set for a U.S. premiere in early October, the series will debut in Britain sometime this fall on Syfy based on a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.
“With such an established and successful heritage and U.S. network credentials, ‘The Originals’ is our biggest acquisition since ‘V’ in 2010,” Adam Collings, channel director of Syfy U.K., said. “Its narrative is edgy and contemporary and has something for fans of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and new viewers to the franchise alike.”
Jeffrey Schlesinger, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, added: “Syfy is the perfect home for ‘The Originals,’ and we are certain not only will fans in the U.K. who have made ‘The Vampire Diaries’ such an enormous hit embrace this new series, but new viewers will as well.”