The fourth season of the hit TV series of The CW, “The Originals,” would see the one of the longest time jumps ever featured in between seasons of the show. In the upcoming season, there would be a five-year time jump following the final moments of the third season finale.
When the new season opens, it appears that the character of Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) would be coming out of a long period of coma. It is unclear what will happen when he wakes up but according to Morgan the mood and personality of the original vampire will be slightly different from the usual Klaus that fans have gotten used to. This would be due to the events that transpired last season, particularly due to the tragic death of Cami (Leah Pipes). This, and more, was said to be haunting him as early as the beginning of the new season and perhaps even later on.
“There’s a lot of anger in Klaus because of what happened to Cami and he’s reminded of that early on in the season,” Morgan said in an interview with Hypable during San Diego Comic-Con.
At the same event, Morgan also told TVLine about meeting his daughter Hope (Summer Fontana) after being gone for a long time, “I think he’ll be really, really nervous to meet her.” In the new season, Hope will be much older as compared to when viewers last saw her in the previous season.
“The Originals” creator and executive producer Julie Plec said that the time jump is actually a good thing for the show.
“When they shifted the air date, it actually gave us the freedom, weirdly, to shift the timeline in our favor so that we could have more time pass in ‘The Originals’ between seasons than ‘The Vampire Diaries,'” she explained to TVLine. “So we get to add an extra couple years on to our time lapse between seasons. It’s actually a good thing. It’s positive to not have to worry about being side by side.”
“The Originals” will return midseason in January 2017.