"The Originals" showrunner Julie Plec reported on her Twitter account the confirmation that the popular show will end after Season 5. This announcement was made on Thursday prior to the series' San Diego Comic-Con panel this weekend.

The Originals Confirmed To End

A report indicated that the series showrunner has confirmed the end of "The Originals." The fifth season, which is to air later this year, will be the last for "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off. Around this time last year, the announcement was also made that "The Vampire Diaries" was to end after Season 8.

Its spin-off series will also conclude after five seasons. In fact, Plec shared that it is both a gift and a burden to end a series. To control how the show will end can be a challenging factor. The series follows Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his family in New Orleans. It can be recalled that Klaus and the rest of the family members had been under the curse of Marcel. It also has been hinted that the only one that can save the rest of the family, including Klaus, is his daughter Hope (Summer Fontana).

New Character

It is hinted that Candice King, who portrays the role of Caroline in "The Vampire Diaries," will appear in the premiere episode of "The Originals" Season 5. Caroline and Klaus had a history together.

This time, they will meet again in the upcoming season. Hope has gone to Caroline's school for gifted children. It is possible that the pair will cross paths in the series. There has been no confirmation on how long Caroline's character will appear in the series.There are also hints that the Mikaelson will be visited by an old enemy.

This new villain has known the family for a long time and is coming back to seek revenge. In the meantime, Hope has been known to be a very powerful individual. she is the daughter of Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Klaus.

Meanwhile, a teaser trailer has been revealed recently at the San Diego Comic Con. The teaser trailer for "The Originals" Season 5 shows a teenage Hope.

It seems that Hope will have to face more challenges in the upcoming season of the series. There will also be big challenges to come for the Mikaelson. They need to face the new villain in the series. It seems that Hope will be the one to face all the demons that her family faced before. With her being Kalus' daughter, there seems to be a burden about her role for the family. She needs to be firm and strong especially that the new villain is also so powerful. The series returns in 2018.