The Originals casts Farscape alum as their newest villain

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Mar 2, 2015, 3:54 PM EST

The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals is really making a name for itself. The second half of the second season has taken a turn for the better. The title characters have spent most of their time battling their mother Esther, brothers Finn and Kol, and their psychotic father, Mikael. But those four are nothing compared to their newest threat, Dahlia.

Dahlia is a powerful witch and the maternal aunt of the Mikaelson siblings. She's been spoken of many times, and even appeared in flashbacks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the character is returning and will be played by Farscape actress Claudia Black. But this won't be a loving family reunion. Dahlia plans to collect a longstanding debt that's owed to her.

When her barren sister Esther was younger, Dahlia healed her by using a fertility spell. In return, she took Esther's oldest daughter, Freya, and swore to take every firstborn after that for generations to come. That makes Dahlia a direct threat to Hope, the firstborn daughter of her nephew, Klaus. He's gone to immeasurable lengths to secure his child's safety. Dahlia may be the greatest power he's ever faced. 

What do you think of Black joining The Originals?

(via THR)