Don’t blame Klaus if he doesn’t recognize his daughter when The Originals returns in 2017. As revealed as San Diego Comic-Con, there will be a five-year time jump between the CW drama’s third and fourth seasons — and now, TVLine can exclusively introduce you to the actress playing grown-up Hope: Summer Fontana.

Fontana, whose credits include a role in the movie Basic Witches (how appropriate!), began filming for Season 4 earlier this week. And, seriously, is she not the spitting image of her parents? (Or at least her father?)

“I’m excited to see what kind of personality this little girl has,” Phoebe Tonkin said of Hope during the cast’s interview with TVLine at Comic-Con. “Even though she hasn’t been around her dad for the last five years, I think there’s a lot of Klaus in her — good or bad — and I’m excited to see that in this little powerful witch.”

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The Headless Horseman is making tracks for New Orleans. Sort of. Neil Jackson, Ichabod’s friend-turned-frenemy on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, will recur on The Originals‘ upcoming fourth season, series star Joseph Morgan revealed to reporters in the press room at San Diego Comic-Con, TV Line confirms;

Little is known as about Jackson’s character at the moment, save for him being a vampire named Alistair who will interact with Klaus. (For Alistair’s sake, let’s hope that interaction doesn’t involve a beheading — not that Jackson hasn’t had practice in that role.)

Jackson’s additional TV credits include roles on Blindspot, Person of Interest and Make It or Break It.

What we do know about Season 4 is that it picks up five years after the events of May’s season finale, as Hayley and a grown-up Hope fight to save and reunite their family. You can learn more about what the fourth season has in store for the Mikaelsons in TVLine’s cast interview below.

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Andy Swift talks “The Vampire Diaries” final season with the cast in the TVLine Comic-Con;

TV Line hopes you like ghost stories, because The Originals is cooking up a doozy for you in Season 4;

The CW drama’s cast, along with executive producer Julie Plec, stopped by TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con suite (presented by ZTE) to preview what’s to come after the impending five-year time jump. Among the topics discussed:
* How will Hayley explain the whole ‘Elijah is your uncle, but also my boyfriend’ thing to a grown-up Hope? (And does anyone in the cast miss working with the Hope babies?)
* What can we expect from Containment refugee Christina Moses’ new character?
* Does Marcel have any friends left in New Orleans?
* Which soon-to-be-available characters from The Vampire Diaries would the cast like to bring onto The Originals?

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