The Originals cast Matt Cedeno as Cortez in the second half of the season.

TV Line gives us a first look at The Originals upcoming villain, Cortez. Played by Matt Cedeño who you’ve seen in “Z Nation” and “Days of Our Lives”. Below is a quick description of Cortez and what part he will play involving The Mikaelsons.

Matt Cedeño (Devious Maids, Days of Our Lives) will arrive in Episode 15 of The Originals‘ current season, TVLine has learned, playing a “callous, smart and manipulative vampire from the Mikaelsons’ past who comes to New Orleans seeking vengeance.”

“Cortez is someone who was sired by a unique circumstance,” executive producer Michael Narducci tells TVLine. “He has a very interesting perspective, particularly on Klaus. He’s of Klaus’ sire line, but he was not sired by Klaus. He’s a very intriguing character, one of the most dangerous folks we’ve met.”

Cortez shows up in episode 3×15 and earlier today we learned another spoiler for that episode. Appearing in New Orleans after the crossover with The Vampire Diaries and being part of Klaus’s sire line puts Cortez in the same situation as others sired by the original vampires. So it seems this prophecy is attracting many from Klaus’s line and the past. Can’t wait to see what Cortez has in store for us on The Originals.

The Originals return January 29th, 9/8c on The CW

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