It’s the beginning of the end for The Originals TV show. The CW has announced that the fifth and final season of the vampire series will debut on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 9 pm. It will follow new episodes of Dynasty, which is relocating from Wednesday evenings.
The fifth season renewal was announced by The CW last May. In July 2017, series creator Julie Plec announced that season five would be The Originals’ final season. As was the case with season four, there will be just 13 episodes.
While this show is ending, a spin-off of The Originals/The Vampire Diaries, which would center around the character of Hope Mikaelson, is still in the works. Today, CW President Mark Pedowitz said that Plec continues to work on the project.
Following today’s announcement, Plec gave viewers some homework while they wait for the fifth season to begin:
— Julie Plec (@julieplec) January 7, 2018
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Originals TV show? Do you think that season five should be the end? Will you be watching?