Exclusive: Killed-Off Originals Star Joins NBC Drama Pilot Odyssey as Series Regular

Daniella Pineda Odyssey CastWarning: Stop reading if you would prefer not to have a major plot point from Tuesday’s Originals spoiled. Everyone else, read on…

Talk about a quick rebound!

The OriginalsDaniella Pineda, whose bewitching character Sophie was killed off the CW drama last night, has already lined up her next gig.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actress is joining NBC’s drama pilot Odyssey as a regular.

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The Traffic-esque thriller centers on three families whose lives are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate Pinedaattorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

Pineda will play Molly, a reporter for Time magazine who becomes a love interest for a leading protester against the G8 summit (played by The Carrie Diaries‘ Jake Robinson).

The Following‘s Adam Armus and Kay Foster co-wrote the script with Peter Horton (who will direct the pilot).

The cast also includes Pushing Daisies‘ Anna Friel, Lost‘s Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s Nate Mooney.



Comments (26)

  • Guess Sophie is really dead…lol.

    Comment by tp – February 5, 2014 09:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She was a regular but was hardly on the show.

    Comment by tv2day – February 5, 2014 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She moves on fast!

    Comment by Babar – February 5, 2014 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well if she’s dead then Davina needs to be brought back

    Comment by Riana – February 5, 2014 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • NO because she was not one of the raised 4 witches.

      Comment by Valarie – February 5, 2014 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t think Riana meant that killing Sophie raises Davina, just that, from a writing perspective, we want to have at least one witch that we’re rooting for on the show.
        It’s a pretty good bet that bringing Davina back will involve killing Celeste.

        Comment by wordsmith – February 5, 2014 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • ROoting for? Sophie was nothing but a turncoat that was playing are beloved antiheroes Klaus, Elijah, and Rebecca!!! She deserved to die and it’s ironic that the one who killed her is the one she was doing everything for!!

          Comment by Jason – February 5, 2014 02:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ewww, Davina was awful! That girl couldn’t act. I liked her friendship with Josh, though. Keep Josh around!

      Comment by alistaircrane – February 5, 2014 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Davina IS coming back. she just tweeted she was back on set of The Originals. and her name is still on the opening credits.

      Comment by JC – February 9, 2014 10:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I mean the writers never used never used her properly. She had so much potential as she got introduced and hooking up with Marcel made her even more interesting. But I still hope she gets resurrected next time and kicks as* till she finally gets killed off.

    Comment by Maki – February 5, 2014 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What a relief! I hated Sophie.

    Comment by alistaircrane – February 5, 2014 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS. She was the absolute worst. This show suffers from boring character syndrome. Now if only we can get rid of that horrendous Camille.

      Comment by RobMF – February 5, 2014 06:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They never showed her die, just dying. I hoped that meant she wasn’t actually gone.
    The headline on this is a bit wrong sounding, the star wasn’t killed off, if you could call her that, her character was.

    Comment by Sebastian – February 5, 2014 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ” the star wasn’t killed off, if you could call her that, her character was” that makes no sense….

      Comment by nate – February 5, 2014 10:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why oh why Hayley and Camille are still alive? They are two of the worst characters on tv.

    Comment by M – February 5, 2014 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Haley is quite possibly the most beautiful woman on TV! her acting is fine and the imminent Klaus/Haley/Elijah triangle is the center of the show once the baby is born!! And the introduction last night of Ethan from General Hospital has made it even more interesting.

      Comment by Jason – February 5, 2014 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t mind Hayley, Cami however still sucks.

      Comment by Abby – February 5, 2014 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That picture looks like Torchwood from the first season

    Comment by Bender – February 5, 2014 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad she’s dead cause she was the worst but man, that was such an unglorious way to go. No fanfare what so ever. I really didn’t think that was it for her. They could have made that a little more epic of a way to go out.

    Comment by dude – February 5, 2014 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You didn’t think that was epic? Okay maybe not epic but it was definitely shocking and full of sadness and irony.

      Comment by deme – February 5, 2014 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pretty ambitious pilot here, given the premise and the cast. Hope this doesn’t become the Event, or pretty much every ambitious series that debuted (and failed) over the last few years.

    Comment by Nick. – February 5, 2014 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well… It will be on NBC, so obviously it will be an epic failure.

      Comment by Ben – February 5, 2014 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Huge mistake. Daniella was a highlight of the show! She suited being a witch. :( I miss her.

    Comment by Kaycee – February 5, 2014 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She could have been a great character but they never did anything with her and she would be missing for episodes at a time… Now just kill off the human blonde chick forgot her name and find some new females that are actually not boring and it will be great

    Comment by Mj – February 5, 2014 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist walk into a bar…

    Comment by fiberlicious – February 5, 2014 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I never cared for her as she reminded me too much of Shannen Doherty. ::shrug::

    Comment by AnnieM – February 5, 2014 05:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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