- California Doubling: The show takes place in New Orleans, but its actually filmed in Atlanta.
- Casting Gag:
- In Season 2, the bodyjumped Esther and Finn, who are native Norwegians take American bodies, whereas Kol who was born in America takes a British body.
- Claudia Black's character Morrigan was kept in isolation from civilization by her "mother", Flemeth. Here Claudia's character kept her niece isolated from civilization until her escape.
- Before being cast as Hope Danielle Rose Russell played Sebastian Roché daughter in A Walk Among The Tombstones. Here she's his step granddaughter.
- The Cast Showoff: Charles Michael Davis as Marcel is first established by singing "How Do You Like Me Now?"
- Dawson Casting: Natalie Dreyfuss who played 17-year-old Cassie was 27 compared to Danielle Campbell who just turned 18 when she was cast as Davina.
- Directed by Cast Member:
- Promoted Fanboy: Danielle Campbell was a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries before being cast on the show.
- What Could Have Been: Julie Plec really wanted Klaus to go full werewolf at some point, but for one reason or another it just didn't fit with the story they were telling at the time, until it ended up never happening.
- The Wiki Rule: The Vampire Diaries Wiki covers The Originals.
Trivia / The Originals