Is The Originals leaving Netflix in 2020?

20 July 2020, 16:42

By Sophie Thompson

Is The Originals leaving Netflix? The CW's iconic Vampire Diaries spin-off is being removed from the platform in some countries. Here's what you need to know.

The CW's supernatural show The Originals captured our hearts way back in 2013, and has since filled the Vampire Diaries- meets-Twilight shaped hole we've been living with.

Although the last season came in 2018, there's some serious internet uproar going down right now, as rumours circulate about whether the show could be leaving streaming platforms Netflix and Hulu.

The show follows The Originals, a family of vampires that move to New Orleans, a city they helped to construct several decades before. Naturally, like any good teen drama, expect a lot of outrageously romantic, open-mouthed dramas that keep you on edge for an impressive five seasons.

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The Originals will be leaving Netflix in certain countries.
The Originals will be leaving Netflix in certain countries. Picture: The CW

So, is The Originals leaving Netflix?

Well, kind of. It depends where you are in the world. Australian fans have already seen the show disappear from their service, but it's good news for those in the US, because for now, it seems like The Originals is firmly staying put.

If the show were to leave streaming platforms elsewhere, it would more than likely be transferred over to HBO Max, like other shows such as Doctor Who and The Big Bang Theory.

Will there be a season 6 of The Originals?

Unfortunately, it's bad news: there isn't going to be another series. The cast, including Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel Gillies and Joseph Morgan have all gone on to pursue other projects however, so there's no shortage of things to watch if you miss seeing them on-screen. Who's down for a H2O rewatch?

The show ended with Klaus and Elijah's demise after the brothers use the last white oak stake to end each other's lives and be together, in the perfect round off after five years of the show.

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