Fifth Season of ‘The Originals’ Will Be Its Last

Executive producer Plec breaks the news on Twitter

The CW drama The Originals will begin shooting its fifth, and final, season next week. The show is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, following vampire/werewolf hybrid Klaus and the Mikaelson family to New Orleans.

“It’s both a gift and a burden to be able to control the ending of a series,” Julie Plec, executive producer of the show, wrote on Twitter. “Many shows are not lucky enough to have a hand in deciding when the end has to come.”

Tweeting from @JuliePlec, she encouraged fans of The Originals to celebrate the series, and mourn its demise, together at Comic-Con. “Celebrate with us, cry with us, visit with us, watch us next spring when we air,” she wrote.