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- Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson (0/13)
- Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson (0/13)
- Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley Marshall-Kenner (0/13)
- Charles Michael Davis as Marcel Gerard (0/13)
- Yusuf Gatewood as Vincent Griffith (0/13)
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson (0/13)
- Steven Krueger as Josh Rosza (0/13)
- Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson (0/13) 
Episodes List: 2017-2018
|Where You Left Your Heart||Writer: Marguerite MacIntyre||Director: Lance Anderson||2018||#5x01|
|One Wrong Turn On Bourbon||Writer:||Director:||2018||#5x02|
|Ne Me Quitte Pas||Writer:||Director: Joseph Morgan||2018||#5x03|
|Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea||Writer:||Director:||2018||#5x04|
|Don't It Just Break Your Heart||Writer:||Director:||2018||#5x05|
|What, Will, I, Have, Left||Writer:||Director: Charles Michael Davis||2018||#5x06|
|God's Gonna Trouble the Water||Writer: Julie Plec and Bianca Sams||Director:||2018||#5x07|
|The Kindness of Strangers||Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie||Director:||2018||#5x08|
|We Have Not Long To Live||Writer:||Director:||2018||#5x09|
|There in the Disappearing Light||Writer: Eva McKenna and Jeffrey Lieber||Director: Daniel Gillies||2018||#5x10|
|Til the Day I Die||Writer:||Director:||2018||#5x11|
|[]||Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec||Director:||2018||#5x12|
- Main article: Spoilers
- The series was officially renewed on May 10, 2017 along with iZombie. 
- This will be the second season of the series to air midseason.
- Production will start on July 25, 2017 and end on December 17, 2017. 
- Jeffrey Lieber joins the crew.
- Hope and Josh were upgraded to series regulars.
- Season Five twist could launch another spinoff. 
- Julie Plec announced that season five is the final season of the series.
- Marguerite MacIntyre wrote 5x01 while Lance Anderson is directing the episode.
- Carina Adly MacKenzie is writing episode eight.
- Julie Plec and Bianca Sams wrote episode seven.
- Eva McKenna and Jeffrey Lieber wrote episode ten.
- Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec are writing episode twelve.
- Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Charles Michael Davis will be directing this season.
- Joseph Morgan is directing episode three, Charles Michael Davis will be directing episode six and Daniel Gillies will be directing episode ten.
- There will be a time jump, however, the length is currently unknown.
- Michael Narducci won't be a showrunner for the fifth season. 
- He will be replaced with Jeffrey Lieber.
- There are plans for Danielle Campbell, Nathaniel Buzolic, Daniella Pineda and Malaya Rivera Drew to appear.
- Summer Fontana will appear as Hope in a flashback.
- The Originals Season 1
- The Originals Season 2
- The Originals Season 3
- The Originals Season 4
- The Originals Season Three Soundtrack
- The Originals (Episode)