We’ve waved goodbye to a whole heap of our TV faves this year — Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diares, Teen Wolf — and now, sadly, it's been announced that following its fifth season, The Originals will also be goneskies.
Creator Julie Plec dropped the devastating bombshell on Twitter today in a totes emosh letter to fans ahead of their panel appearance at San Diego Comic-Con.
"It feels only fitting to use this anniversary to make a second farewell announcement. This year, we invite you to help us say goodbye to The Originals, which begins shooting its fifth and final season on Monday," he wrote, adding, "It's both a gift and a burden to be able to control the ending of a series. Many shows are not lucky enough to have a hand in deciding when the end has come... Ending a show is always bittersweet, but for me, it's a true blessing to be a part of making that choice."
"I want each actor to play their last scene as their character, and to put their character to bed with grace and care," the creator continued. "For each craftsman to take a final walk on the sets they build, the lights they've hung. To choose the final song or score the final scene. To turn out the lights at the end of the day, knowing that they can take a moment to be proud of all that they've created, and to say goodbye before they walk out the door for the last time. And I want fans to be able to go along on that ride with us."
She did, however, give us a wee morsel of hope that in future, there could very well be a spin off to the series.
"And know that in a show about an immortal family who believes in 'Always and Forever,' it's never really the end of the story..." she wrote.
The final season will air next year, so until then ‘scuse us while we sit in the corner and sob.