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Meet Klaus: Joseph Morgan Close to Signing a Deal Via TV Line

Michael Ausiello over at TV Line just dropped a bombshell. He says that English thesp Joseph Morgan is VERY close to signing a deal to play Klaus. What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that English thesp Joseph Morgan is nearing a deal to play the oft-referred-to-but-never-seen member of the Originals.

Joseph who? I’ll get to that in a second, but first you should know that Morgan’s near-casting caps a months-long manhunt for Klaus. In a recent interview with EW.com, exec producer Julie Plec estimated that more than 100 actors across multiple continents had read for the part. Plec also hinted that despite fans pitching some big-name actors for the role — Jason Dohring, Henry Cavill, and Gale Harold to name a few — they would likely hand the plum part to a relative unknown.

“This idea that there might be somebody out there that no one’s really familiar with yet that can be a new fresh face that we can exploit…in all the good ways… [is exciting],” Plec told EW. “I think our show works so well because we don’t really stunt cast.”

Which brings us back to Morgan. Although the 30-year-old actor’s resume consists primarily of British films and TV series, he appeared stateside in Oliver Stone’s Alexander and the Russell Crowe blockbuster Master and Commander. He also starred opposite Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk in ABC’s Ben-Hur miniseries.

Read the rest of the story over at TV Line.

UPDATE: E!Online has just posted some scoop regarding the deal, saying a CW insider says that the casting is “just speculation at this point.” We will continue to keep you guys updated as any more news comes in.



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Ruthie took her passion for The Vampire Diaries books and started Vampire Diaries Online in February 2009. After 8 years online, she continues to engage with fellow TVD fans here and on Twitter, sharing in the love of The Vampire Diaries. #TVDForever


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28 Comments

  1. I’m really glad that they decided to make him blonde like in the book, and that he is an unknown, He just looks alot like Zach Roerig from that picture, but maybe when we see him as Klaus the similarity will not be as apparent.

    But anyway hes a hottie and I can’t wait for him to pop in at Mystic Falls!

  2. I can totally see him as Klaus…he would be perfect, chisled and handsome with a british accent! yum…he’s the guy we’re gonna love to hate!

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    • RT @tvdfansonline: Getting really good comments about the “speculated” choice for Klaus – Joseph Morgan. I hope it gets confirmed. http: …

    • RT @tvdfansonline: Getting really good comments about the “speculated” choice for Klaus – Joseph Morgan. I hope it gets confirmed. http: …

    • RT @tvdfansonline: Getting really good comments about the “speculated” choice for Klaus – Joseph Morgan. I hope it gets confirmed. http: …

    • RT @tvdfansonline: Getting really good comments about the “speculated” choice for Klaus – Joseph Morgan. I hope it gets confirmed. http: …

    • RT @tvdfansonline: Getting really good comments about the “speculated” choice for Klaus – Joseph Morgan. I hope it gets confirmed. http: …

    • @tvdfansonline Really? there was less speculation when the new pope was named. send a smoke signal when it’s official!

    • RT @tvdfansonline: Getting really good comments about the “speculated” choice for Klaus – Joseph Morgan. I hope it gets confirmed. http: …

    • @tvdfansonline To much babyface, he misses the “edge”. Don’t think he could pull it off.

    • RT @tvdfansonline: Getting really good comments about the “speculated” choice for Klaus – Joseph Morgan. I hope it gets confirmed. http: …

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