With the premiere of The Originals highly anticipated third season quickly approaching, the hit supernatural drama is adding a few more new faces in the upcoming new season. Entertainment Weekly reveals Lawrence Kao (The Walking Dead), Oliver Ackland (Satisfaction) and Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) have landed recurring roles in season three. And The Hollywood Reporter shares Andrew Lees (The Pacific) as also nabbed a recurring role.
Kao will play Van, a handsome, stubborn witch who has always stayed out of coven politics. But when tragedy strikes, he finds himself inescapably drawn into the beginnings of a way. Kao will recur starting in episode 2.
Ackland, meanwhile, will play Tristan, a handsome and mysterious vampire who has a long and complicated history with the Originals. Both charming and worldly, a man born into such wealth and power that he carries with him the cool assurance of his own superiority. With those he loves, he can be equal parts warm and caring, obsessive and co-dependent. But with his enemies, he is cruel and completely merciless. Ackland will recur starting in episode 2.
Also joining the series is Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars) as Aurora, a beautiful and enigmatic vampire who is, at times, sexy, seductive, witty and free-spirited. Basically, she’s the life of any party. But she can also be malevolent, dangerous and extremely violent. In her lightest moments, she’s the flame that draws men to her like moths; in her darkest, she’ll kill those same men without a second thought. Breeds will recur starting in the season premiere.
Lees will play Lucien, a member of Klaus’ sire line who comes to New Orleans with a secret agenda involving Klaus. He’s described as intelligent, charming, wildly successful and at ease with princes and paupers alike. He prides himself on being two steps ahead of everyone else