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'The Originals' Cast Gives Heartfelt Thank You to Fans Ahead of Final Episodes (Video)

'The Originals' Cast Gives Heartfelt Thank You to Fans Ahead of Final Episodes (Video)

Can you believe there’s only one episode of The Originals left before the series finale?!

When TV Guide asked the cast what they’ll miss most about their CW show, they all brought up their fans.

“This show wouldn’t have existed without you guys,” Joseph Morgan said. “You watched Vampire Diaries and you started putting all of these trailers online, making all these trailers for The Originals. I mean, you guys even named it… You took a couple of villains from that show and you decided you wanted a show about them, and I’m just so grateful we got to go on that journey with you, so thank you so much for that experience.”

“We really worked hard to tell great stories for you,” showrunner Julie Plec added, “And your passion and your enthusiasm and your total rage at me for saying the show was over means that it meant a lot to you, and I appreciate that.”

“Your love and your support and your kindness does not go unnoticed,” Claire Holt shared. “We talk about it all the time, and I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.”

Hear what Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood, Riley Voelkel, Nathaniel Buzolic, and Danielle Rose Russell had to say below.

The Originals airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

'Originals' Spinoff 'Legacies' Starts Filming Today!

'Originals' Spinoff 'Legacies' Starts Filming Today!

It’s officially the first day of filming on Legacies, the third Vampire Diaries franchise television series!

Showrunner Julie Plec and star Danielle Rose Russell both shared a little, but dark, sneak peek at the set on social media.

“Today is the 1st day of shooting for the 3rd series in the #TVD universe. Welcome to #Legacies,” Julie wrote with a pic of the clapperboard.

“It’s less of a backdoor pilot and more of a preview of [Legacies],” she adds, talking to TVGuide about the first look at Legacies we’ll be getting on The Originals, which is in its’ final season. “We stay very much in the world of The Originals and of the people who are on our show, but it happens to sort of wander into the world that the new series will inhabit.”

Danielle added that you’ll maybe get a little peak at the new characters coming to the show in the preview episode next week.

“Throughout the season you’ve seen the writers sort of dabble in the magical boarding school, so in the backdoor pilot episode you do see a lot of that,” she shared. “You see a lot of focus on Mystic Falls as opposed to New Orleans. You see a lot of the people that [Hope] will come in contact with, a few in particular, so it’s a good episode that kind of teases what’s to come.”

We can’t wait to watch!

Day One.

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Hope's Life Will 'Hang In The Balance' Towards The End of 'The Originals'

Hope's Life Will 'Hang In The Balance' Towards The End of 'The Originals'

We only have three more episodes until the end of The Originals, and we just got a little scoop about the one before the end.

Showrunner Julie Plec revealed and confirmed to TVLine about Alaric’s return to the show, and how it’s going to impact Hope, played by Danielle Rose Russell, and the future of spinoff series, Legacies.

Alaric will be returning in the penultimate episode, which is set at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted in Mystic Falls; and he’ll maybe have a hand in helping out Hope.

The episode will focus on Klaus returning to the town, seeking help for Hope, whose life hangs in the balance.

Hopefully, we’ll get even more details about that storyline when The Originals returns this week on The CW.

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Danielle Rose Russell Talks How Hope & Klaus’ Relationship Will Change For Final Episodes of ‘The Originals’

Danielle Rose Russell Talks How Hope & Klaus' Relationship Will Change For Final Episodes of 'The Originals'

Danielle Rose Russell Talks How Hope & Klaus' Relationship Will Change For Final Episodes of 'The Originals'

So, we don’t have a new episode of The Originals tonight, which is unfortunate. But, we do have a little more detail about what’s ahead in the final episodes – especially concerning Hope and Klaus.

Danielle Rose Russell opened up in a new interview about how Hope’s life and relationship with Klaus is going to change for the remainder of the season.

“I think that’s something that the fans are going to enjoy a lot, this relationship,” she shared with TV Guide. “She gets to explore with her dad now without limits anymore.”

Danielle continues, “They’re kind of getting to know each other still. They haven’t been in each other’s lives very often and Hope really needs her dad. So, they’re kind of getting to know that dynamic and know each other, but it’s really sweet, the dynamic between Hope and Klaus.”

“It ends up being very family-oriented, the show, kind of towards the last… four episodes that we have left,” she notes. “The dynamic between Hope and Klaus being explored in these next couple episodes I think will really bring a lot of warmth to peoples’ hearts.”

The Originals returns next Wednesday on The CW.

Danielle Rose Russell Describes 'Legacies' As A Mix of Your Two Favorite Fantasy Franchises

Danielle Rose Russell Describes 'Legacies' As A Mix of Your Two Favorite Fantasy Franchises

Danielle Rose Russell is spilling a little more detail on The Originals spinoff, Legacies.

Speaking with ET, the 18-year-old star revealed that the newest spinoff will be it’s own show.

“I’m really excited to continue Hope’s story, there is a lot to tell with her and her character. I’ve already read the first episode of Legacies and I love the tone it’s taking,” she shared.

Danielle adds that “Legacies is its own show and it takes on a younger twist to the supernatural world. It’s like an X-Men meets Hogwarts [Harry Potter], a much different vibe than what you’ve seen in both shows.”

She also talked about how Hope will continue to grow in the series.

“She’s very loving and very caring and only wants to do the best she can. But, of course, she’s going to make mistakes along the way, like anyone does — especially when you’re that age,” Danielle says.

“Unfortunately, the consequences of her mistakes have cost her a lot more. There’s a lot to her; there are many different sides to her, and you’ll see whether or not she’s the downfall or savior of New Orleans [on The Originals].”

Legacies will premiere on Thursday, October 25th on The CW.

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