On Friday, Deadline broke the news that Pineda had been tapped to play Sophie. The character is described as “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.”
Pineda joins a cast that already includes Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Phoebe Tonkin, all of who will bring their “Vampire Diaries” characters to the new show if it is picked up to series by The CW.
“The Originals” centers on the Original family as Klaus 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 is intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption and must side with Marcel’s enemies in order to keep Klaus in line.
Pineda’s past credits include “Homeland,” “The Fitzgerald Family Christmas” and “Men of a Certain Age.”