It’s all over but the bleeding. Executive producer Julie Plec has announced The Originals TV show will end with season five on The CW. Writer Carina MacKenzie recently confirmed there will be 13 episodes in what we now know to be the fifth and final season. “Many shows are not lucky enough to have a hand in deciding when the end has come…. Ending a show is always bittersweet, but for me, it’s a true blessing to be a part of making that choice,” Plec wrote.
A spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, which ended its eight season run earlier this year, The Originals is a supernatural drama following the Mikaelson family. They’re the world’s original vampires and are trying to reclaim New Orleans. The CW cast includes Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood, and Riley Voelkel.
Julie Plec Announces The Originals Will End with Season Five
— Julie Plec (@julieplec) July 20, 2017
The Originals: A Look at the Ratings
The fourth season of The Originals averaged a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 940,000 viewers. Compared to season three, it was down by 15% and up by 1%, respectively. Find out how The Originals stacks up against the other CW TV shows.
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Originals TV series? Is season five the right time to end it, or do you wish there would be a sixth season?
1/7/18 update: Season five of The Originals will debut in April 2018. Details here.