The fifth season of The Originals.
Six short weeks after the fourth season finale, season four finds the Mikaelsons adjusting to life in D.C. While the revelation of Pope's identity has divided the family and their allies, Finn finds himself extending a hand in friendship to the terrorist leader when Tristan de Martel returns and sparks a war between vampires and the American government.
- Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson (9/9)
- Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol Mikaelson (9/9)
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson (9/9)
- Casper Zafer as Finn Mikaelson (9/9)
- Rebecca Breeds as Aurora de Martel (9/9)
- Emily VanCamp as Christabella Marcoux (4/9)^ (eps 1-4)
- Claire Coffee as Alana Killeen (9/9)
- Mekenna Melvin as Callie Mercer (9/9)
- Crystal Reed as Joanna (9/9)
- Tahmoh Penikett as Senator Gregory Fawkes (9/9)
- Julian McMahon as Taylor Kingston (9/9)
- Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson (2/9) (eps 8-9)
Note^: Emily VanCamp is removed from the main cast after 4x04.
- Lauren German as Veronica Banks (7/9) (eps 1-4, 6-8)
- Morris Chestnut as Liam Richards (5/9) (eps 1-3, 6, 8)
- Mark Dacascos as James Chen (4/9) (eps 1-2, 6, 8)
- Samaire Armstrong as Kendra Hughes (3/9) (1-3, 6)
- Naveen Andrews as Carter al-Hazmi (4/9) (eps 1-3, 6)
- Sebastian Roche as Mikael (6/9) (eps 1-4, 7-8)
- John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn (Earth-7) (8/9) (eps 1-8)
- Krysten Ritter as Natasha Elkin (5/9) (eps 1-3, 6-7)
- Andrew Lees as Lucien Castle (7/9) (eps 1-7)
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Davina Mikaelson (7/9) (1-4, 6-8)
- Oliver Ackland as Tristan de Martel (6/9) (eps 1-4, 6-7)
- Terry O’Quinn as Hank Masters (6/9) (eps 1-5, 8)
- Michael Boatman as Jason Clarkson (5/9) (eps 1-3, 6, 8)
- Sebastian Stan as Ethan Pope (1/9) (eps 9)
- Imogen Poots as Tess Smith (4/9) (eps 3-4, 6-7)
- Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance (Earth 7) (2/9) (eps 2, 4)
- Willa Holland as Tristiana Laveau (1/9) (eps 8)
- Samantha Noble as Marilee Kerr (2/9) (eps 1, 5)
- Ethan Suplee as Franklin Sterns (2/9) (eps 1, 5)
- Alexandra Daddario as Morgana Vilenti (1/9) (ep 5)
- Victor Garber as Nate Hawthorne (1/9) (ep 5)
- Martin Short as Harold Meriwether (1/9) (ep 5)
- Chapter I: The War Chapter (4x01-4x09):
This chapter deals with Tristan's return and the plan he sets in motion to topple the American government and replace it with a vampiric administration.
- Hearing Damage
- By Your Side
- I Will Not Bow
- The Ladder of Chaos
- Soul Inmate
- Young God
- This is the last season to be set in 2018.
- 13 actors and characters are given star billing this season.
- At 9 episodes, this is the second-shortest season of the series.