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The fifth season of The Originals was announced on May 10, 2017. [3] It is airing in midseason of 2018.[4]

This is the final season.[5]

Season Summary

The final season of THE ORIGINALS begins seven years after the core members of the Mikaelson family - Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) and Kol (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) — each absorb a quarter of the Hollow's dark energy and flee New Orleans in order to keep both their beloved city and young Hope (guest star Summer Fontana) safe. In the interim, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) and Josh (Steven Krueger) preside over a Big Easy almost devoid of conflict, while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Freya (Riley Voelkel) watch Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) grow into a teenager, eventually opting to send her to the Salvatore School so that Caroline (guest star Candice King) can keep an eye on her. With Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) following Rebekah out of town and Elijah stripped of his memory, the danger seems to be contained... until a sudden tragedy forces the siblings to return home. As the Mikaelsons return to New Orleans, bringing the pieces of a centuries old evil with them, it becomes clear that the closing chapter of this family saga will be as bloody and emotional as ever.

THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries," "Containment," "Kyle XY") and Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl") are executive producers.[6]








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Episodes List: 2018

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
S5-Promotional Klaus Where You Left Your Heart Writer: Marguerite MacIntyre Director: Lance Anderson April 18, 2018 #5x01
Desperate to see her father Klaus after seven years, Hope resorts to drastic measures to bring her father back to New Orleans. Hayley attempts to minimize the fallout from Hope's actions, but not before news of what she's done ripples through the city. Meanwhile, Freya's guilt over not being able to reunite her family gets in the way of her happiness with Keelin, while Rebekah struggles with her inability to fully commit to Marcel. Finally, struggling without Elijah by his side, Klaus' murderous rampage throughout Europe leads to an unexpected encounter with Caroline Forbes.

5x02 One Wrong Turn on Bourbon-Marcel 2 One Wrong Turn On Bourbon Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie Director: Carol Banker April 25, 2018 #5x02
When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus back to New Orleans, Hope looks forward to the prospect of seeing her father again. However, when the dark magic that had been keeping them apart begins to manifest in dangerous ways across the city, Vincent turns to Ivy for guidance about what it may mean. Elsewhere, Marcel returns to New Orleans amidst increased tensions between the supernatural factions, while Freya makes a decision about her future with Keelin. Finally, Roman's surprise visit to the Mikaelson compound forces Hope to reveal some dark truths about her family. Josh also appears.

5x03 Ne Me Quitte Pas-Elijah Ne Me Quitte Pas Writer: K.C. Perry & Michelle Paradise Director: Joseph Morgan May 2, 2018 #5x03
In the immediate aftermath of having his memory erased by Marcel, Elijah awakens to find himself in the middle of nowhere and without a clue as to who he is. Unable to control his instinctive vampire ways, Elijah encounters Antoinette, a beautiful and free-spirited vampire, who helps him navigate his new life. However, a run-in with Klaus threatens to destroy the peace he's finally found.

5x04 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea-Hope-Freya 2 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Writer: Beau DeMayo & Kyle Arrington Director: Michael Grossman May 9, 2018 #5x04
Frustrated by the lack of progress made in the search for Hayley, Klaus turns up the heat by taking hostages from each of the three New Orleans supernatural factions. Freya goes to Mystic Falls to check on Hope, who has been sent back to the Salvatore School. Vincent seeks guidance from Ivy after learning that Klaus' erratic behavior is escalating.

5x05 Don't It Just Break Your Heart-Hope Don't It Just Break Your Heart Writer: Jeffrey Lieber, Bianca Sams & Jeffrey Lieber Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd May 16, 2018 #5x05
A mysterious clue sent to Klaus leads him one step closer to finding Hayley. Antoinette opens up to Elijah after her past comes back to haunt her. Meanwhile, Marcel makes a decision that puts him at odds with Klaus. Finally, Hope takes matters into her own hands to fix the mess that she's created.

5x06 What, Will, I, Have, Left-Klaus What, Will, I, Have, Left Writer: Marguerite MacIntyre Director: Charles Michael Davis May 30, 2018 #5x06
After learning how she can get Hayley back, Hope sets off on a dangerous mission to end the mess she started. Klaus turns to Caroline for help when he discovers Hope's plan. Vincent and Freya clash over whether to let Declan in on New Orleans's supernatural secrets.

TO-background God's Gonna Trouble the Water Writer: Julie Plec and Bianca Sams Director: June 6, 2018 #5x07

TO-background The Kindness of Strangers Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie Director: June 13, 2018 #5x08

TO-background We Have Not Long To Live Writer: Director: June 20, 2018 #5x09

TO-background There in the Disappearing Light Writer: Eva McKenna‏ and Jeffrey Lieber Director: Daniel Gillies June 27, 2018 #5x10

TO-background Til the Day I Die Writer: Director: 2018 #5x11

TO-background The Tale of Two Wolves Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec Director: 2018 #5x12

TO-background When The Saints Go Marching In Writer: Julie Plec and Jeffrey Lieber Director: 2018 #5x13
Series finale

Production News

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  • The series was officially renewed on May 10, 2017 along with iZombie. [15]
  • This will be the second season of the series to air midseason.
  • Production started on July 25, 2017 and ended on December 17, 2017. [16]
  • Jeffrey Lieber joined the crew.[17]
  • Steven Krueger (Josh) is upgraded to series regular. Danielle Rose Russell (who plays older Hope) joins the cast on a series regular status as well.
  • Season Five twist could launch another spin-off. [18]
  • Julie Plec announced that season five is the final season of the series.[19]
  • Marguerite MacIntyre wrote 5x01 while Lance Anderson is directing the episode.[20][21]
  • Carina Adly MacKenzie is writing episode eight.[22]
  • Julie Plec and Bianca Sams wrote episode seven.[23]
  • Eva McKenna and Jeffrey Lieber wrote episode ten.[24]
  • Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec are writing episode twelve.[25]
  • Jeffrey Lieber and Julie Plec wrote episode thirteen.[26]
  • Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Charles Michael Davis will be directing this season.[27]
    • Joseph Morgan is directing episode three, Charles Michael Davis will be directing episode six and Daniel Gillies will be directing episode ten.[28]
  • There is a time jump, the length is seven years.








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