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Nina Dobrev Will Not Be Returning for Final Season of 'The Originals'

Nina Dobrev Will Not Be Returning for Final Season of 'The Originals'

Fans who were hoping to see Nina Dobrev in the fifth and final season of The Originals are unfortunately out of luck.

Nina played Elena Gilbert on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, so it makes sense to wonder if she would make an appearance on the show’s spin-off series, The Originals.

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“No, I will not be on The Originals, no,” Nina told Entertainment Weekly.

“We literally just wrapped a few months ago,” she continued. “I doubt that would be in the books for me. But, yeah, no, I’ve been so busy with all kinds of other things going on right now that I don’t know that I’d be able to sign on.”

“I’m not a young twenty-something anymore,” Nina added with a laugh. “I don’t think I could play a vampire. I’m getting old.”

You can catch Nina in the horror flick Flatliners, set to hit theaters on September 29!

'The Originals' Season 5 Set Photo Might Have Spoiled a Lead Character's Death

'The Originals' Season 5 Set Photo Might Have Spoiled a Lead Character's Death

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

Season 5 of The Originals marks the series’ final season, so we already know some major drama is going down – but fans are not happy about this possible spoiler.

According to Moviefone, a photo from the writers’ room was leaked online by a new producer, revealing a major character’s death.

The producer has since deleted it, but not before the Internet saw it.

Click inside to find out which character may get killed off in season 5… More Here! »

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Hayley's New Love Interest on 'The Originals' is a 'Flirtatious Chef'

Hayley's New Love Interest on 'The Originals' is a 'Flirtatious Chef'

Hayley has a brand new romance when The Originals returns for its final season.

According to TVLine, it may or may not be a character named Declan, who is a “flirtatious Irish chef with a hot temper to match his killer charm.”

Declan apparently doesn’t know anything about New Orlean’s mystical side — like how could you miss that?!

He “starts out with no knowledge of New Orleans’ supernatural shenanigans — until he’s introduced to a famous vampire family by the woman he loves.”


Hmmm — sounds like Declan is definitely Hayley’s new guy.

Another new character for the final season includes Antoinette, a free-spirited “old-school vampire” whose charm and wit mask her dark history.

A Hope-Centered Spinoff of 'The Originals' Could Actually Be Happening

A Hope-Centered Spinoff of 'The Originals' Could Actually Be Happening

We may be seeing Danielle Rose Russell a lot longer than just in the final season of The Originals.

During the TCA tour today, CW president Mark Pedowitz revealed that there have been talks for a spinoff centered on Hope Mikaelson.

“There’s been many discussions about the character Hope,” he shared. “I’m very interested if she wishes to do it in the The Vampire Diaries universe.”

He adds that while there are talks, nothing is set in stone.

“Nothing has come out of it yet. Julie [Plec] really wants to get the final season of The Originals done.”

For the upcoming season of The Originals, we’ll see Hope attend the special school run by headmistress Caroline Forbes (Candice King).

Danielle Rose Russell Shares Cute Pic with Phoebe Tonkin on 'The Originals' Set

Danielle Rose Russell Shares Cute Pic with Phoebe Tonkin on 'The Originals' Set

Hope and Hayley are reunited!

Danielle Rose Russell shared her first pic with Phoebe Tonkin on her Instagram, after meeting up with her on the set of The Originals on Wednesday (July 26).

The actress was just cast as the teenage Hope, daughter of Hayley and Klaus, for the upcoming fifth and final season.

During the panel at Comic-Con, showrunner Julie Plec shared that Danielle is perfect for the part.

“[She's] incredibly natural,” Julie shared. She just kind of lives and breathes with an intelligence, the way that all these guys do, as actors.”

The Originals just started filming the final season and will be back on The CW in 2018.

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Candice King Could Appear In More Than Just One Episode of 'The Originals'

Candice King Could Appear In More Than Just One Episode of 'The Originals'

Candice King might be appearing in more than just one episode of The Originals.

Right now, the actress who plays Caroline Forbes is only scheduled to be in the premiere episode, but showrunner Julie Plec says that there could be more, and that her interaction with Klaus will be important to his character and the ship.

“Caroline is the headmistress of Klaus’ daughter’s school, so they are going to have an interaction at some point,” she shared with THR. “She has a perspective for him and the way that he’s living his life right now.”

And it looks like Joseph Morgan is looking forward to it: “I suspected there might be something more to this story. There’s always been … a feeling of something unresolved there.”

The Originals will return for its’ final season in 2018 on The CW.

'The Originals' Showrunner Julie Plec Teases Klaroline Drama in Season Five!

'The Originals' Showrunner Julie Plec Teases Klaroline Drama in Season Five!

The Originals just debuted the first trailer for the show’s final season and we can hardly wait until its premiere next year!

To top things off, showrunner Julie Plec is teasing some upcoming drama between Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Caroline (Candice King) in the new season.

“She’s just got so much life in her. She just brings the spirits up of people around her. There’s just something great about watching Caroline call Klaus on his s**t,” Julie told EW during Comic-Con.

In season five, Klaroline is said to be running the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted.

'The Originals' Season 5 Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con - Watch Now!

'The Originals' Season 5 Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con - Watch Now!

The first look at the 5th and final season of The Originals has been released at Comic-Con!

The trailer features some of the best moments of the show over the past four years while also giving fans the first look at season 5 including a teenage Hope played by Danielle Rose Russell.

The Originals is currently on hiatus and won’t be returning to TV screens until early 2018.

If you missed it, you can see almost everything we know about The Originals season 5 right now on JJJ.

Watch the trailer below!


‘The Originals’ Season 5 Teaser