Forever and ever! Even if Joseph morgan, Daniel Gilles, Claire Holt and more cast members from The originals have moved on from the CW drama, the sense of family created in the series endures – both in the lives of its stars and in the form of another series.
The originals premiered in October 2013 as the first spin-off of the hugely popular show The vampire diary. After introducing the Mikaelson family on the Nina DobrevSeries directed, fans followed Klaus (Morgan), Elijah (Gillies), and their friends and foes to New Orleans for more supernatural shenanigans.
While The originals has seen its fair share of the comings and goings of the cast over the years, much of the core group remained until the series finale in August 2018. The show also featured Klaus’ daughter, Hope ( played by several actresses, culminating in a performance of the final season by Danielle Rose Russell), which landed its own spin-off titled Heritage, which premiered in October 2018.
Morgan joked in May 2018 that he had taken “as much as [he] could fit in [his] bag ”when he finished filming the fifth and final season of The originals. “Yeah, the chickens. As many hens as I could carry ”, he declared exclusively Us weekly at the time. “And then we actually did one day in New Orleans at the very end and we did a few scenes and at the end it was packed. We had little speeches and hugs about stuff. It was quite emotional, then everyone packed their bags and left.
The actor then became aware of his conflicting feelings at the end of the series. “I kind of remember standing there feeling like everyone was gone,” he recalls. “I’m just kinda up in New Orleans jobless and alone. I had friends and my wife was with me too, thank goodness. And some of the actors were with me too, but you feel like wow. There, it’s done. It’s a joy and a sadness at the same time, that’s the only way I can describe it. It’s a plethora of feelings. … And then you put your things away and I kind of took one last look at my dressing room that I’ve been in for five years and you’re like, ‘Is there anything else I can steal? No, I have everything. And then you leave. I took the badge off the door. It is probably worth something.
Morgan described the show’s conclusion as “a little overwhelming” and “so bizarre because we’ve been with a lot of these people for the past five years.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see where the cast of The originals is now!