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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.

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26 Comments
  1. tp says:

    Guess Sophie is really dead…lol.

  2. tv2day says:

    She was a regular but was hardly on the show.

  3. Babar says:

    She moves on fast!

  4. Riana says:

    Well if she’s dead then Davina needs to be brought back

    • Valarie says:

      NO because she was not one of the raised 4 witches.

      • wordsmith says:

        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.

        • Jason says:

          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!!

    • alistaircrane says:

      Ewww, Davina was awful! That girl couldn’t act. I liked her friendship with Josh, though. Keep Josh around!

    • JC says:

      Davina IS coming back. she just tweeted she was back on set of The Originals. and her name is still on the opening credits.

  5. Maki says:

    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.

  6. alistaircrane says:

    What a relief! I hated Sophie.

  7. Sebastian says:

    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.

  8. M says:

    Why oh why Hayley and Camille are still alive? They are two of the worst characters on tv.

    • Jason says:

      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.

    • Abby says:

      I don’t mind Hayley, Cami however still sucks.

  9. Bender says:

    That picture looks like Torchwood from the first season

  10. dude says:

    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.

  11. Nick. says:

    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.

  12. Kaycee says:

    Huge mistake. Daniella was a highlight of the show! She suited being a witch. :( I miss her.

  13. Mj says:

    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

  14. fiberlicious says:

    a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist walk into a bar…

  15. AnnieM says:

    I never cared for her as she reminded me too much of Shannen Doherty. ::shrug::

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