Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday (Aug. 11), CW president Mark Pedowitz said he doesn’t believe the end of The Vampire Diaries will affect the spinoff series.
“I hope it lives very well on its own,” said Pedowitz according to Deadline. “I’m hopeful that we will see a fifth year.”
Pedowitz’s comments on The Originals echo that of showrunner Julie Plec.
In a blog post written for EW earlier this year, Plec assured fans that the fate of The Vampire Diaries would in no way effect the fate of The Originals. In that very same post Plec also teased the possibility of seeing some familiar faces from Mystic Falls make the jump over to The Big Easy.
“The Originals are here to stay as long as you’ll have us,” said Plec back in February. “Also, if and when TVD ends, it would be fun to see some of our favorites from Mystic Falls find their way to NOLA.”
It’s nice to know that as long as there are viewers, we won’t have to worry about having to say goodbye to The Originals!
The Originals season 4 premieres in 2017.