Some big changes are reportedly ahead for "The Originals" Season 5, potentially tying into that Klaroline moment ("the beginning of another story") from "The Vampire Diaries" series finale.
According to TVLine, another time jump is coming to "The Originals" perhaps as soon as the Season 4 finale on June 23. As part of that, young Hope Mikaelson is about to be not so young. Instead, The CW is reportedly casting a new older, late teens version of Hope for Season 5.
Not only that, TVLine heard from sources that there's potential for adult Hope to get her own spinoff. "The Originals" is already a spinoff of "The Vampire Diaries," but talk of another spinoff is not new. When TVD ended, many fans wondered if Caroline might be in a spinoff following her school with Alaric, potentially reviving the Klaus and Caroline relationship off the promise of his note to her.
When "The Originals" returns for Season 5, TVD showrunner Julie Plec will be taking over from "Originals" showrunner Michael Narducci. So what Julie Plec says carries extra weight. On that note, Plec told TVLine that "the idea of [Caroline and Alaric's] school as a safe haven for young supernatural beings certainly has a lot of relevance for Hope." So now there's speculation that Hope will relocate from New Orleans to TVD's Mystic Falls by the end of "The Originals" Season 4.
Here's the CW synopsis for the June 23 season finale:
"The Feast of All Sinners" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
THE END OF ALWAYS AND FOREVER - In an explosive season finale, the Mikaelsons find themselves out of options as they face the all-powerful and un-killable entity known as The Hollow. With the life of Hope (guest star Summer Fontana) at stake, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) proposes a final, desperate plan - one that will force Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) and Freya (Riley Voelkel) to make the greatest sacrifice their family has ever endured.
For what it's worth, many fans doubt that another spinoff is coming, since "The Originals" isn't exactly enjoying huge ratings. But the show has already been renewed for a fifth season, so even if no third TVD spinoff emerges, there's hope that this time jump still means good things for another TVD-Originals merger. Maybe Season 5 could be considered the spinoff on its own?
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