Fans of the Vampire Diaries have marked their calendars and will be glued to the CW on April 25. This is when the supernatural show’s spin-off, The Originals will be introduced. Of course The Originals refers to the original family of vampires, but the upcoming series has newly cast a witchy woman in a witchy role.

Actress Daniella Pineda, known for her work in Fitzgerald Family Christmas, will play Sophie, a witch who, for some reason yet to be revealed, has been forced to stop using magic. She must be somewhat of a rebel; however. You can’t keep a good witch down. Deadline describes Sophie as a bit of a force of nature. She’s a natural born leader. She’s sultry, smoking hot, and has a way with words. Pineda’s role is as as series regular.

Pineda co-starred in the NBC pilot Midnight Sun and had a guest spot on Showtime’s Homeland. Her small role was very memorable! Remember when Saul started investigating the supposed analyst Peter Quinn, acted by hottie Rupert Friend? Saul tracked down Quinn’s ex, and she was a beautiful, feisty, whip-smart cop. In other words, this is some nice casting!

The spin-off will be introduced to audiences as an upcoming episode of Vampire Diaries that airs on April 25. Will it wet your appetite? Stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin will be playing their Vampire Diaries characters. Tonikn is better known as Hayley the werewolf. The spin-off comes from co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec.

The action happens in the French Quarter of New Orleans, a town where all sorts of supernaturals dwell and one that Klaus helped build centuries ago. Hey, this sounds just a little bit Interview with a Vampire, does it not? When Klaus returns to the city he is reunited with his “diabolical former protégé Marcel”. Meanwhile, Elijah, acted by Gillies, wants Klaus to find redemption somehow.

Speaking of Vampire Diaries, don’t forget to check out the latest promotional artwork. The two posters we unveiled last week raise a lot of interesting questions.

And another Julie Plec project you’ll want to keep your eye on is called The Tomorrow People. It may come to CW as well and teams Plec with Arrow co-creator/executive producer Greg Berlanti.