'The Originals' Showrunner Talks More About Hope-Centered Spinoff

'The Originals' Showrunner Talks More About Hope-Centered Spinoff

Julie Plec is giving fans a little more insight about the possible Originals spinoff, which would center on Hope Mikaelson.

We know that Danielle Rose Russell would return as Hope, as well as Matt Davis as Alaric.

Now, speaking with Variety, Julie teased that it was always their intention to continue any kind of story with Hope.

“Outside of Hope herself we really didn’t think about the spinoff, in terms of how we were going to end the series,” she shared. “The spinoff has always just been a nugget of hope that lives in the recesses of my mind, but I didn’t want to make any real decisions based on a maybe for the future

For Hope, she’d be the “Angel to whoever the Buffy is.”

Julie adds, “She’s lived a lot, she’s experienced a lot, she’s faced death, and I think the important thing to remember as we head into this season is that death is always a threat — and often successful!”

“I like the idea that at 17 she’s seen more, done more, felt more and loved more than most people at that age.”

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  • tracy

    The Originals has a very bad habit of killing off it’s female characters. Male series regular has never suffered the same fate. Hayley is such a strong female character: she doesn’t need anyone but herself – all she wants is to protect her daughter, by taking her away from the show Julie Plec ruin the show.

  • disqus_jWJyM7ZZbC

    Hayley is not only my favorite character, but she is one of the main characters of The Originals , it’s super unprofessional to kill one of the amazing characters on The Originals. Hayley is Hopes mom, are they just gonna rip her mom away from her just like they ripped away her dad? Hayley has tried so hard to keep her daughter happy and safe and this is what she gets in return? Hayley deserves so much more happiness and she doesn’t deserve to die. TO is my favorite show but without Hayley I’m done with it.

  • Christelle Perez

    Hayley is the best character in the originals and she has a such beautiful, singular and genuine heart and spent all those years helping to build every little piece of the show with her narrative, she’s so important! So it would be very unfair to be ruthlessly pulled of the show and she’s has gone through many horrors, pain, cruelties, atrocities, and always in search of love, happiness and family for years and years and deserves with all strength a happy ending with her daughter, a worthy outcome.

  • disqus_dbHsJpWWds

    Hayley is the first female lead in the TVD/TO universe who chose morals over love, didn’t crumple under pressure but thrived in it,and wasn’t used as a way to keep the male leads “good” like what was done with Elena/Damon, Caroline/Klaus, Cami/Klaus, Davina/Kol. Feminism is important to the world now and without Hayley it’s just another patriarchical show

  • disqus_s7UbhcpT5N

    Hayley is the female lead on The Originals. Hayley is a fighter, a legend, she deserves better than what Plec have planned for her. Julie Plec want to kill her off, take away a mother from Hope ,and replaced her by Caroline. It is really disgusting, I didn’t think that Julie Plec would fall so low

  • Alexia

    Julie Plec talk a big game about feminism yet she kill one of the strongest females in The Originals. Hayley is a great character and she is vital to The Originals. Hayley deserves to be alive with her daughter, Hayley deserves the best ending with Hope.

  • Fernanda

    Hayley is amazing character and great mother. Hayley can’t die. She doesn’t deserve this. Hayley deserves the best ending with Hope. Plec really shouldn’t ruin the TO on it’s last season. If Julie Plec kill off Hayley I will boycott this show and I won’t watch anything else Julie Plec has her hands on.

  • paul

    Hayley Marshall’s character is one of the best ever, it shows how incredibly powerfull women can be, and it’s not fair that she’s being killed, Hayley deserves better, she should be alive

  • Alice

    Julie Plec thinks she can kill Hope’s mother because she suddenly decided to bring a certain blonde vampire from a deceased show to The Originals. I won’t continue to watch a show made by people who disrespect the fandom like that. Good luck Julie Plec of pleasing KC bullies who insulted you, the actors and the crew

  • Sabrina Robertson

    Hayley Marshall is my favorite character in the show, she’s badass and amazing! She’s Hopes mother it would be completely wrong to take her away after all that has happened to Hope.