Although the T.V. Series doesn’t begin its First Season on air until October 3, 2013, The CW is currently playing the prequel directors cut version of the episode that launched the show. It contains 10 minutes of unaired footage, including footage that proves I’m still a hopeless romantic at heart.
I’ve read they will be filming a whole new episode for the actual launch in October.
Those in the United States can watch the episode here for as long as they have it up.
(P.S. If you watch the episode, the image chosen for this post will give you insight into one of the many reasons why Elijah is my favorite or The Originals.)
Image courtesy of The CW