With one season left, The Originals is jumping ahead eight years to see a teenage Hope and a Klaus that’s “gone crazy” without his family, according to Joseph Morgan.
Morgan — along with costars Charles Michael Davis, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Riley Voelkel, and Yusuf Gatewood — joined showrunner Julie Plec in EW’s Comic-Con suite to talk all about season 5, from Klaus killing “loads of people” to the fact that Hope will have a boy in her life now that she’s 15.
Speaking of boys, Plec reveals that “Hayley’s got a friend with benefits,” she says.”Hayley’s getting some.” (Specifically, that man’s name is Declan and he’s Irish.)
In terms of timeline, Plec reveals the entire season will take place during Mardi Gras, “from kickoff to the Jesus bits,” as she puts it.
And it all begins when season 5 premieres in 2018. Watch the interview above.