Meet Teenage Hope Mikaelson, Danielle Rose Russell
Aloha and Pandemic actor, Danielle Rose Russell, has joined the highly anticipated fifth season of the CW’s hit supernatural drama, The Originals. According to EW, Russell has been cast as teenage Hope Mikaelson and joins season five as a season regular.
There have been rumors of a potential spin-off for the character, who ended season 4 by attending Alaric and Caroline’s school. And even though there’s no official word on that front, showrunner Julie Plec told EW back in March — when Vampire Diaries ended — that although she couldn’t make any promises, they purposefully left a few things open-ended. “While I love the world of the boarding school and all that it represents, that would be an entirely new show that I haven’t even begun to think about, but the doors were not left open unintentionally,” Plec said. “They’re open with a hope, not a promise.”
Or perhaps she meant they’re left open with a Hope?