The Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev will reportedly guest star in The Originals Season 5. According to the recent reports, Julie Plec is helming the series The Originals as the new showrunner and revealed expectations from The Vampire Diaries spinoff series.
On May 10, 2017, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season. It follows vampire Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), the self-proclaimed King of New Orleans, and his family in New Orleans. With the recent revelations, Julie Plec has revealed that there are chances that Nina Dobrev will be making a short appearance in the coming season.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the focus of the storyline for The Originals Season 5 will be a teenage Hope at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted. Hope Mikaelson is a major recurring character of The Originals. Hope is the tribrid daughter of Niklaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall-Kenner. She was named Hope by her father, Klaus, who took inspiration from his half-brother Elijah’s words about his newborn child being their family’s hope. Her powers are a mystery for the time being.
With Hope’s new adventures in the supernatural series, The Originals Season 5 will return to Mystic Falls but New Orleans will still remain home to all the other major characters. The story might not return to Mystic Falls completely but a glimpse of Nina Dobrev’s character and Mystic Falls can be expected by fans, as reported by Christian Post Entertainment. It is reported further that other The Vampire Diaries stars will also return as guest actors but nothing has been officially confirmed at the moment.
During his interview, Executive Producer Michael Narducci revealed that the idea of sending Hope to Salvatore Boarding School will help her in controlling her magic, as she is a powerful witch and needs guidance. Narducci further stated that New Orleans is important for the Mikaelson family and will always remain as part of the story.
He also shed light on a possible future spinoff series of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
“I definitely think there’s some amazing potential,” he said.
The spinoffs are currently being discussed and Julie Plec will be deciding on the further storylines. The Originals Season 5 is expected to return for a midseason premiere this fall.
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