Newswire: The Originals to end after season 5

The CW’s Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals was just picked up for a fifth season back in May, but now showrunner Julie Plec has revealed that the show’s fifth season will also be its last. This news comes a little over a year after Plec announced that The Vampire Diaries itself would be ending after its then-upcoming eighth season, so it seems like it’s going to be a tradition now for the opening days of San Diego Comic-Con to be a miserable time for fans of vampire romance. Maybe next year they’ll decide to cancel both shows again just to make everyone feel bad.

An announcement….. #TheOriginals pic.twitter.com/pizW1LIsdS

— Julie Plec (@julieplec) July 20, 2017

Plec shared a statement about the end of The Originals on Twitter, saying that it’s “both a gift and a burden to be able to control the ending …

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