The kings of chaos
The werewolf-vampirewitch truce is under attack in The Originals.
Five years have passed on The Originals (2013- current) since the Mikaelson vampire family were defeated by super-vamp Marcel Gerard (Charles Michael Davis) in season 3’s finale in 2016. With Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his clan out the way, Marcel has taken over as King Of New Orleans, made peace with the witches and subdued the werewolves. “The five-year time hop gave us time to explore new story ideas,” explains series creator Julie Plec of season 4, which has been cut from 22 to 13 episodes. “It allows us to show an older Hope [Summer Fontana] and also Hayley Marshall [Phoebe Tonkin].”
Marcel’s reign might come crashing down as enemies old and new creep into New Orleans. “New vampires arrive to celebrate the fall of Klaus,”
explains Charles. “What they don’t know is that Klaus isn’t dead. He’s holed up in a dungeon where Marcel has kept him alive since the defeat.” The rest of Mikaelsons – Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) and Freya (Riley Voelkel) – are in an eternal sleep and Hayley wants to revive them to find Klaus. “She wants her babydaddy to take back New Orleans and be a dad to Hope,” says Phoebe.
A NEW HOPE
Hope is a clever girl, inheriting streetsmarts from her mom and the good and bad bits of her dad, jokes Phoebe. But there’s reason for concern: Hope’s nightmare visions that become reality hold danger for those close to her and she may have something to do with the ghost hauntings in New Orleans…
POPPING IN FOR A VISIT
Containment’s (2016) Christina Moses steps in as bisexual werewolf doctor Keelin, and Klaus’s dead lover Cami (Leah Pipes) is on the way back, “But we can’t say in what form yet…” teases Julie.
From left: Davina, Sophie, Elijah, Marcel, Rebekah, Hayley, Klaus and (Camille O’Connell.