The CW scheduled The Originals season 4 premiere date

The release date for The Originals season 4 — March 17, 2017

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Originals season 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. The CW has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for March 17, 2017.

Storyline and cast

The Originals is a US horror and fantasy show that has been on the air on the CW network for three seasons. It is spin-off from the highly acclaimed The Vampire Diaries, and chronicles the lives of one of the vampire family depicted in that show. Created by Julie Plec and produced for the CW by the My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and Warner Bros Television, the series premiered on October 3, 2013.

Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) Mikaelson, the original vampires, return to New Orleans in order to regain control of the city. They were ousted over a century ago by their despotic father and his evil protege. The looming war between supernatural beings - werewolves, vampires and witches, as well as humans, has to be prevented by the originals in order to save the city that they helped build long ago and to facilitate the safe birth of Klaus`s heir.

The audience of The Originals on the 7th season premiere night, October 9th, 2015, has taken a serious plunge compared to the previous seasons. It has attracted just 1.4 million viewers, a 22% drop from the second season premiere. The ratings, have, however, been improving steadily over the next several episodes, and this tendency points to a reasonable chance of the show being brought back for the fourth season. The originals have a lot of unfinished business in New Orleans, and it certainly might extend for centuries, let alone one more season. Hopefully for the fans, the third season will turn out successful enough as a whole for the CW to pick it up for another one.

Season 3 recap

The shocking finale of the 22-episode third season of The Originals was broadcast on May 20, 2016, and it has left the fans entranced. The prophecy was fulfilled, which does not necessarily mean the end of Mikaelsons, although they are in a dire situation.. Hayley is on the run with baby Hope, Elijah and Kol are both bitten, with no cure available, Klaus is in a coma after being hit with a Tunda blade. According to the prophecy, Freya`s supposed to die from poisoning, and Rebekah is to transform into a ripper, but there might still be hope for the Michaelson family. It is now up to Hayley to cure everybody, and executive producer Michel Narducci has hinted that it is possible that we will see her exploring possible communication with her counterparts in the dream world. The third season of The Originals has not been a ratings hit, delivering an average of 0.93 million viewers per episode, which means that it has lost almost a third of its audience from the previous season. The show has already been renewed for a fourth season, and the potential for development is truly amazing after the third season finale has exploded with new possibilities. The Originals will not be returning this coming fall, but should premiere mid-season instead. Stay tuned, and we`ll inform you of further developments, including the release date of the upcoming season.

Latest news

UPDATED November 17, 2016: The Mikaelsons are back with a vengeance in a new fourth season of The Originals that is bound to be no less exciting than the preceding ones. On Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8pm the new adventures begin as the vampires sink their teeth in deeper and deeper in one of the most highly anticipated season premieres on The CW 2016/17 slate. Reportedly, one of the Vampire Diaries` characters will be joining the cast in the next season, but the mystery of who it may be has yet to be resolved. Stay tuned for further information and we`ll remind you of the premiere date a day in advance.

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