Now that The Vampire Diaries is over, many fans are eagerly waiting for the return of The Originals. After the events of the season three finale left the Mikaelsons’ either imprisoned and tortured, as is the case of Klaus, played by Joseph Morgan, or daggered in a coffin as is the case of the other siblings, the series has chosen to jump ahead in the time line in order to move the story forward. However, this also leaves plenty of questions and with the season four premiere airing on March 17, the man behind Klaus is giving fans a taste of what they can expect to see when they tune in.
In an interview with MTV News, Joseph Morgan was asked about the five year time jump that The Originals is employing moving into season four of the series. He said that with this time jump it offers up a chance to explore new dynamics between the characters and it also changes the relationship between all of these individuals as well. At the same time with the season being shortened, the actor feels like there is more energy and life to the story, as well as a more concise storyline.
Considering that Joseph Morgan’s character has been imprisoned for the entirety of that five years, the state of his mental health is something that many are wondering about. According to the actor, Klaus will be swinging like a pendulum back and forth between feeling anger and a need to seek vengeance, as well as a sense of hopelessness and even a fear that he may never escape this torture.
While the season may be shorter, it would seem that for at least the first few episodes, audiences should expect to see Klaus dealing with these emotions and this mixture of anger and hopelessness. Joseph Morgan also mentioned the fact that during the second episode his character is visited in a way by Cami, played by Leah Pipes. Although the character may have died in the third season, in the episode she appears to Klaus and will offer wisdom to him, even if it is all in his mind. Her words will ultimately help to propel the character through the season as he attempts to regain his life and even build a relationship with the daughter who does not remember him.
Moving The Originals‘ storyline forward by five years is offering a chance to shift the overall dynamics of the show and the characters’ relationships with each other. As Joseph Morgan said, this is a chance to bring new energy to the show and the relationships with each of the players in the series. Audiences will get their chance to see how the next chapter in New Orleans unfolds when the series returns to The CW at 8PM on March 17.
What do you think of the five year time jump? Do you think this will benefit The Originals? What do you want to see when the series premieres? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
By Dorothea James
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