The seventh and penultimate season of The Originals.
- Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson (8/8)
- Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson (8/8)
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson (8/8)
- Claire Coffee as Alana Killeen (7/8) (eps 1-7)
- Tahmoh Penikett as Gregory Fawkes (8/8)
- Crystal Reed as Joanna (8/8)
- Julian McMahon as Taylor Kingston (8/8)
- Casper Zafer as Finn Mikaelson (1/8) (eps 1)
- Marin Ireland as Diana Fawkes (8/8)
- Lauren German as Veronica Banks (8/8)
- Spencer Locke as Amber Bradley (8/8)
- Penelope Mitchell as Liv Parker (8/8)
- Tatiana Maslany as Tatiana Matthews (7/8)
- Alan Tudyk as Angelo Matthews (7/8)
- Mark Dacascos as James Chen (7/8)
- Holland Roden as Alia (7/8)
- Sebastian Stan as Henrik Mikaelson (6/8)
- Olga Fonda as Nadia Petrova (6/8)
- Jamie-Lyn Sigler as Florence Khan (5/8)
- Halston Sage as Karis Salvatore-Lockwood (5/8)
- Sasha Baresse as Svetlana Korkova (5/8)
- Naveen Andrews as Carter al-Hazmi (5/8)
- Samaire Armstrong as Kendra Hughes (5/8)
- Lyndsy Fonseca as Davina Mikaelson (4/8)
- Emily Berrington as Vasilisa Markovna (5/8)
- Elyse Levesque as Genevieve Thorne (1/8)
- Shiloh Fernandez as Damien (1/8)
- Kevin Durand as Anatoly Abramov (1/8)
- Richard Dean Anderson as Dante Olivier (1/8)
- This season's subtitle, Monstrous Politics, refers to the various conspiracies and counter-conspiracies of the main characters as they live in the nation's capitol as well as the general underhandedness of politics.
- The season takes place over a period of 8 hours. This technique, known as real-time viewing, has been used most notably in the hit Fox drama 24, as well as several films (Phone Booth and Timecode among them) and individual episodes of series such as The X-Files, M.A.S.H., and Doctor Who.
- This season takes place in December 2018, six months following the previous season.