The concept of vampires, bloodsuckers, and creatures of the night has always been an enticing premise when it comes to movies and series, probably because of their mysterious nature. It is no mystery, however, that "The Originals" may be airing its final season this coming March.
The promo trailer for season 4 spans the very origin of Klaus, his vampirism and where he is heading to. Each scene is filled with blood and gory spectacle that is appealing in its own way. Perhaps the noteworthy scenario in the clip is the part where his daughter asks if they are going to look for her dad. Her mom replies, saying that they will, promising an explosive season.
But why is it on the verge of ending, or even worse, cancellation even prior to its airing? It is showing that it is a strong series based on the fanbase and the teaser, so where could be the problem?
According to reports, The CW president Mark Pedowitz says that the series isn't necessarily going to end, but it will all depend on how it performs when it returns. He explains he is optimistic about showrunner Julie Plec and the creativity of the series, but the numbers are something that need to be seen first.
"Julie [Plec] and I spoke ahead of time about this," Pedowitz said. "'The Originals' has not yet premiered for the season. It'll probably be a discussion in May. I'm a big Julie Plec fan. I'm hoping 'The Originals' will continue. A lot of it will depend on performance."
Basing from that statement, it would appear that the fate of the show lies on the actors themselves, and ultimately on the avid fanbase. If the anticipation turns into numbers, then season 5 will just be around the corner.
"The Originals" season 4 premiere airs on The CW on March 17, Friday, at 8 p.m. ET.