'The Originals' season 4 premiere spoilers: Time jump to see an older Hope; romance in the air for Marcel

(Facebook/cworiginals)"The Originals" season 4 will see new faces and new plotlines.

Fans have a lot to look forward to when "The Originals" season 4 premieres. For one thing, there will be a five-year time jump between season 3 and 4. But there will also be new faces as well as exciting plotlines in store.

The time jump will see an older Hope, who has not been cast yet, be a "real part of the storyline." Joseph Morgan, who plays Klaus, weighed in on how his character feels about meeting his daughter after so long. "I think he'll be nervous to meet her," he said to TVLine at the San Diego Comic-Con. Morgan continued by saying that Klaus did what he had to in order to protect the ones he loved, so his fingers are crossed that Hope will understand his actions.

Meanwhile, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) may have a new love interest in the form of a beautiful vampire named Sofya (Taylor Cole), who appeared in season 3. Sofya, who previously worked for Lucien (Andrew Lees), will find herself working for Marcel in the new season.

New cast members are also joining the fourth season of "The Originals." It has been revealed that Neil Jackson, who is known for "Sleepy Hollow," has been tapped to play a vampire named Alistair. "Containment" alum Christina Moses has also been added to the roster, playing a werewolf named Keelin whom executive producer Julie Plec described as "a new doctor who's a werewolf who we discover early on is being hunted for possible venom cure business."

As for the two characters who recently got killed off, Plec revealed that there is always the possibility of bringing them back — along with many other deceased characters. Fans said goodbye to Cami (Leah Pipes) and Davina (Danielle Campbell) last season. But Plec pointed out that the beauty of New Orleans is that the town's inherent connection to spirits opens up a lot of doors for them to revisit some characters.

"The Originals" season 4 experienced a delay in release date and will now premiere in early 2017.

Copyright © 2015 Ecumenical News