Family dinners are never a good idea on The Originals.
The Vampire Diaries spinoff from The CW has released the first official key art for the second season, which The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts, and it features the main Original stars seated at the dinner table with menacing expressions (and a werewolf!) as an extravagant feast awaits. As the tagline warns, “Eat, drink and be wary.” Sounds about right.
Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), with his arms crossed, heads one end of the table while Klaus (Joseph Morgan) sits on the opposite side — a visual reminder of the complexities of their relationship. Meanwhile, the lone human of the group, Cami (Leah Pipes), sneaks a look at Klaus, with Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and the newly powerful Davina (Danielle Campbell) staring ahead with purpose. Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), whose season-two journey includes adjusting to her hybrid state, rests on wolf’s skin as a werewolf lurks about.
Picking up three months after the finale, season two of The Originals kicks off on a new night, Monday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and finds the core characters adjusting to a new status quo with the empowered werewolves controlling New Orleans and other threats lurking (the return of Elijah and Klaus’ parents, anyone?).
Executive producer Michael Narducci hinted at Comic-Con that the theme of the new season explores the “sins of the past coming to haunt us in the present.” And mark your calendars for Nov. 3: That’s when Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev will be making her debut on The Originals.