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Big news, TVD fans! Claire Holt‘s Rebekah will join her brother Klaus in The Originals. That’s right, Claire is leaving The Vampire Diaries (along with Joseph Morgan, who plays Klaus, Daniel Gillies, who plays Elijah and TVD alum Phoebe Tonkin) to star on its spin-off series. The plot of the new show will be set up in the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries and will focus on the original vampires as they face new challenges in New Orleans.

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