[TV Bites] All Hands On New “Cult” Poster; “The Originals” & “Dracula” Cast Grows

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Daniella Pineda, pictured, has landed a regular role in the potential “Vampire Diaries” spinoff “The Originals,” which will be introduced as an upcoming episode of TVD that airs April 25, reports Deadline. “The Originals” stars “TVD’s” Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin reprising their roles. Written by “TVD” co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec, the show “Centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus (Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel. Elijah (Gillies), intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, must side with Marcel’s enemies in order to keep Klaus in line.” Pineda will play Sophie, a witch whose magic has been silenced but not snuffed. A leader and a sexy, sharp-tongued social force, she is quietly sowing the seeds of a revolution amongst her peers.

Irish actress Victoria Smurfit has been tapped to play Lady Jayne in the NC’s 10-episode “Dracula,” The Hollywood Reporter reports. “The series takes place in the 1890s and finds Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) living a double life in London as an American businessman interested in bringing modern science to Victorian society. But his true plan — to exact revenge on those who burdened him centuries ago — is derailed when he falls in love with Mina (Arrow’s Jessica DeGouw), who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.” Smurfit will play Lady Jayne, a fashion-forward graceful and beautiful woman instantly attracted to Dracula who pursues him.

All hands on deck for the new promo poster for CW’s “Cult,” which promises that seeing is deceiving. ““Cult” follows Jeff (Matt Davis), who’s a journalist blogger (all of us professional bloggers are extremely handsome and heroic, don’t you know, and it’s about time broadcast TV recognized it). He teams with Skye (Jessica Lucas), a production assistant on a popular television crime series called Cult, as they investigate the fans of the series who are re-creating the crimes on the show.” Added meta twist: The fictional version of Cult airs on a fictional version of The CW within the show. “Cult” premieres Tuesday, February 19.