The CW has renewed The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals for a fourth season. During its third season, The Originals and its sister-series were moved to Friday nights, which fans feared might telegraph that the shows would be cancelled. In January, during the TCA Winter press tour, CW President, Mark Pedowitz said, “The move is not to exile [the shows]. It’s a move to strengthen Friday night.”
The cast of The Originals includes: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Danielle Campbell, and Leah Pipes. Claire Holt, who was in the main cast during the first season, has appeared as a special guest star in seasons two and three.
The renewal was one of 11 early pickups announced by The CW, today. The network renewed its entire slate. The full list of CW TV series renewed today are: Arrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, iZombie, Jane The Virgin, The Originals, Reign, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and The 100.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Originals TV show? Were you expecting it to be cancelled or renewed?