Definitely a show geared towards a pre-teen audience. The cast is mostly real teens and it deals with a lot of teens angst. If you are looking for a continuation in style of 'The Originals' then you are out of luck. It is somewhat more reminiscing of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" but with even younger cast. Also it feels insulting that they are trying to make it more Harry Potter like with a cheap imitation of the Goblet of Fire and all.
Watched this as told had klaus daughter from vampire diaries in it & the twins off Alaric. I loved vampire diaries so I thought I'd try and this is good too but not as good as The Vampire Diaries and more for young teens but worth watching if you watched The Vampire Diaries.