Some fans have been waiting a long while for The Originals season 4, which finally premieres on March 17. They’re not alone: according to early previews of the season, it looks like Klaus has been waiting a while, too. The first episode will kick off five years after the fall of Mikaelsons. Sure, the family may be “safe” for now. But plenty can change in years, and with Marcel now in charge, we can be sure that it has.
The last we saw of The Originals, Marcel had led an attack on the Mikaelson household. Klaus’s tendency of making enemies had finally caught up with him. Elijah and Kol take the worst of Marcel’s venomous bite, Freya gets poisoned, and Rebekah gets hexed. Things aren’t looking good for the family, but in a last ditch effort, Hayley spirits them away, hoping for a reunion one day. Klaus is sentenced to the compound, forced to watch Marcel take control of New Orleans. How’s that for a set-up?
The trailer for The Originals season 4 does give us a glimpse of what to expect.
Firstly, we see both Marcel and Vincent looking very confident, having established their dominance on the city of New Orleans. Though five years have passed, they’re clearly eager to ensure that “their monsters stay buried”. We spot Klaus as well, still a prisoner. It seems like his time there is taking a toll; visions of Cami seem to haunt him. And we get a glimpse of Hayley still watching over Elijah, Kol, Rebekah and Freya in their coffins.
Check out the preview below:
The unexpected thing, though, is what kind of role Hope will play in The Originals season 4. Klaus’s daughter has (sort of) grown up. In one clip shared by The CW earlier last year, we see Hope – now about seven years old – asking specifically about her father.
One look at the poster also forebodes her presence: The Originals season 4 poster shows her walking through the woods, surrounded ominously by dead birds.
Getting The Family Back Together
The fourth season’s cast will feature most of the main characters returning. So you can expect: Joseph Moran, Daniel Gilles, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood, Riley Voelkel, Claire Holt, and Nathaniel Buzolic to all be back. Summer Fontana will be playing the elder version of Hope Mikaelson.
With The Vampire Diaries already over, we can expect The CW to pull out all the stops to keep the vampire world exciting. Any thoughts for when The Originals season 4 premieres this Friday, March 17? Drop them in the comments below!