For months now we've been hearing about the 'Vampire Diaries' Klaus-centric spinoff 'The Originals,' to be presented in a backdoor pilot in the April 25 'TVD' episode of the same name. Now, in addition to the teasery photos we've seen, The CW has given us our first official look at 'The Originals' through its trailer, but can Joseph Morgan's Klaus hack it on his own in New Orleans?

'The Vampire Diaries' and Klaus fans alike will certainly want to check out April 25 episode 'The Originals,' highlighting the fan-favorite vampire as he returns to his roots in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The new series will follow Klaus as he arrives in a town he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with his diabolical former protege Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Recent ‘Vampire Diaries’ series regular Phoebe Tonkin will reprise her role as werewolf character Hayley, along with Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Elijah (Daniel Gilles).

Should The CW decide to take ‘The Originals’ to series, ‘Vampire Diaries’ executive producer and episode writer Julie Plec will serve as showrunner, with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo acting as executive producers.

The backdoor pilot/spinoff will air as a 'Vampire Diaries' episode on April 25, but how would you like a first look? See 'The Originals' for yourself in the brand-new trailer below!