After watching the backdoor pilot for “The Originals,” fans now have the first trailer for The CW’s recently-greenlit “The Vampire Diaries” spinoff. The above video premiered at The CW Upfronts in New York, where the network unveiled its 2013-2014 schedule.

“Marcel has got everything I ever wanted: power, loyalty, family. I want what he has. I want it back,” Klaus says in the teaser. “I want to be king.”

Star Joseph Morgan recently opened up to Zap2it about what fans can expect now that Klaus has his own standalone show in “The Vampire Diaries” universe.

“He’s not the villain of this piece. We’re rooting for him — I hope we’re rooting for him, or the show’s not going to work. That’s what attracted me to the show,” Morgan said. “I would’ve never thought that the guy who came in and slaughtered Aunt Jenna could have his own show and people would actually be hoping he’d succeed. I think as long as we keep showing the cracks, the glimpses of vulnerability, we’ll root for him. He’s an anti-hero. I think, if I stand for anything, it’s that if this goes to series, the eventual tale could be the tale of Klaus’s salvation.”

“The Originals” starts airing in the fall on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz