The Originals takes viewers to New Orleans. It focuses on Klaus, Elijah and company and their attempts to retake The Big Easy.
We also get to know Marcel, Klaus' old friend and protege, who has taken over the French Quarter in the absence of the Mikaelsons. He has his own group of followers and he often clashes with Klaus.
There are also werewolves in the city. They have their own agenda, which doesn't sit well with Klaus.
And finally there are witches, led by the young and powerful Davina.
All these factions are fighting for control of the French Quarter, while Elijah keeps looking awesome in a suit.