According to TV Line, The Originals showrunner Michael Narducci is calling it quits. He’s leaving CW for a two-year contract with ABC Studios. Julie Plec is set to take over if the series get renews for Season 5.
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Production on The Originals Season 4 (premiering Friday, March 17) has already wrapped. If the series is renewed for Season 5, Julie Plec will return to seize the reins, since The Vampire Diaries will have ended.
Narducci “got an opportunity he couldn’t pass up,” Plec told THR, which broke the news. “He has been a brilliant partner and friend and I’m going to miss him desperately.”