The Originals, a one-hour American supernatural drama, was renewed for an fourth season by The CW on March 11, 2016, by The CW's President, Mark Pedowitz. The Originals has been pushed to midseason of the 2016–17 United States television season.
- Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson (0/13)
- Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson (0/13)
- Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley Marshall-Kenner (0/13)
- Charles Michael Davis as Marcel Gerard (0/13)
- Yusuf Gatewood as Vincent Griffith (0/13)
- Riley Voelker as Freya Mikaelson (0/13)
- Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson (0/13)
- Danielle Campbell as Davina Claire (0/13)
- Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol Mikaelson (0/13)
- Steven Krueger as Joshua Rosza (0/13)
- Christina Moses as Keelin (0/13)
- Neil Jackson as Alistair Duquesne (0/13)
- Keahu Kahuanui as Eddie (0/13)
- Summer Fontana as Hope Mikaelson (0/13)
- Taylor Cole as Sofya (0/13)
- Debra Mooney as Mary Dumas (0/13)
- This season will presumably have only 13 episodes due being pushed to mid-season.
- First season not to feature Leah Pipes and Danielle Campbell as series regular.
- Danielle Campbell was demoted to special guest starring cast member.
- Hope Mikaelson will now be portrayed by Summer Fontana.
- The Vampire Diaries was confirmed to be ending in the eight season. That didn't meant that the fourth season of The Originals will be the series finale.
- This may possibly hint that there will be a fifth season.
- This is the first season to feature only six main characters.