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News brief: Syfy buys Vampire Diaries spin-off from Warner Bros.

NBCUniversal’s Syfy channel has taken UK rights to The Originals, the upcoming spin-off from hit US series The Vampire Diaries.

The show will debut on US net The CW as part of its fall season. It follows vampire siblings Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah as they embark on a power struggle for their home city of New Orleans.

Adam Collings, channel director Syfy UK, said: “With such an established and successful heritage, and US network credentials, The Originals is our biggest acquisition since V in 2010.”