It was officially confirmed in May 2017 that “The Originals” will receive a fifth season. The next season is scheduled to release next year on The CW. According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, fans of the show are anticipating the reunion of Caroline Forbes (played by Candice King) and Niklaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) this season. The report further goes on to state that the fans might not get to see “The Vampire Diaries” character at all. In fact, Caroline Forbes is expected to play a minimal role in Klaus’ life.

Cast and characters

According to TV Guide, Candice was originally introduced as Caroline Forbes in “The Vampire Diaries.” The show’s writers did not think at that time that she could possibly be used in TVD’s spin-off later on.

She still remains to be among those actors who have had a very small role to play in the spin-off. The TV Guide report notes that the actor has appeared in two episodes (out of 12) in “The Originals” season 4. Her chemistry with Niklaus Mikaelson does not occupy that much screen time either. The last season concluded at a cliffhanger. Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin) was seen bringing Hope (Summer Fontana) to Salvatore Boarding School. The institute is dedicated to care and nurture for the “Young and Gifted.” Salvatore Boarding is led by Alaric Saltzman (played by Matt Davis) along with Caroline. But Saltzman will mostly be seen running the school, with Caroline making rare appearances.

Season 5

According to Just Jared Jr, the fifth season will focus on Hope’s life. The character will be seen going through a transformation from a small girl to a young and beautiful lady. Actor Danielle Rose Russell will play Hope's older version. Her relationship with the father, Klaus is expected to flourish. On the other hand, Klaus will end up having a struggle-filled time especially after sister, Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt) fails to help him out.

In dire need of someone to lean on, Klaus will eventually set out looking for Caroline. At the same time, Rebekah is speculated to use Caroline as an intervention to reach out to his brother. The Mikaelson family remains separated due to Hollow’s curse. Hollow forbade the siblings from seeing each other to save Hope. With the objective to protect Hope, they will do all they can. The filming of “The Originals” Season 5 has already begun, confirmed EW. The exact premiere date is yet to be discussed among the producers.