\'The Originals\' Season 5 Will Be the Last (UPDATE)
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‘The Originals’ Season 5 Will Be the Last (UPDATE)

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UPDATE (7/20/2017 at 2:30 p.m. ET):

 

It was almost perfect. With a teased Caroline/Klaus reunion and the promise of more shows ahead, vampire fans had everything they could have hoped for.

But we celebrated too soon.

Showrunner Julie Plec has announced The Originals Season 5 will be its last.

 

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"It's both a gift and a burden to be able to control the ending of a series,” the show creator wrote in the announcement.

CW president Mark Pedowitz fully supports Julie’s decision.

"I actually guessed what her plans were in one of our casual discussions. I think that is a discussion that we can have as we go into development. I think she had it set up the right way,” per The Hollywood Reporter.

Read on for more details on what to expect in the final season!

 

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Original story (7/19/2017 at 1:32 p.m. ET): Good news for fans of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals: some very familiar faces are headed to The Originals Season 5.

Season 5 will see return appearances from Candice King and Steven Krueger.

Keep reading for the details.

 

Candice will reprise the role of Caroline in the Season 5 premiere episode, TVLine reports.

 

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Very few details have been revealed about the planned guest appearance, but we can speculate.

 

Reports have suggested Caroline may travel to New Orleans, but it's possible the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted will factor.

 

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Given her complicated history with Klaus and the fact it's been suggested Hope will reside at the school in the future, we’re betting this is where Caroline turns up.

 

TVD Season 7 finale saw Klaus donate to Caroline’s school, so naturally fans are dying to see these two reunite.

 

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Showrunner Julie Plec all but confirmed a future run-in between the old flames…

 

While Julie called Klaus’s donation “a wish” rather than a promise, she dropped strong hints of a future reunion.

 

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“I think The Originals has the opportunity to visit with some of these characters, and I think there are future shows down the line that can be spawned out of this world and could tell good stories,” she said.

 

Steven’s Season 5 storyline will be much more substantial.

 

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After years of guest appearances, the actor who portrays Josh Rosza has been upped to series regular, per Deadline.

 

Details on Josh’s storyline are being kept under wraps, but we can bet it’s going to be huge.

 

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Over the years we’ve watched the newly turned vampire grow into his new identity and become a major player in the fight between the vamps and the werewolves.

 

Have a favorite character you want to see in Season 5? How do you think the time jump will affect these appearances?

 

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Let us know in the comments!