At the Television Critics Awards press tour CW President Mark Pedowitz clarified the rumors of The Vampire Diaries spinoff.
“The genesis of that came from a conversation with Warner Bros. and Peter Roth at the time. I’m a big believer if you have something that’s working and you can incubate [it], it’s a good way to get pilots on the air,” Pedowitz told reporters. “Kevin Williamson said ‘Let Julie take a run at it, it’s her vision.’ … We’re basically going to go and focus on the Original family.”
The story will be set in New Orleans and it will focus on Klaus. The series will take place in contemporary New Orleans and they have not mentioned whether there will be flashbacks.