Here's some scoop on The Originals from Entertainment Weekly's Natalie Abrams' The Spoiler Room column, which was posted on 3/10/17.
When The Originals picks up, what’s going on with the city? — Mari
Without the Mikaelsons, things are actually looking up for New Orleans as Marcel works to usher in a new era of peace (and Vincent is there to make sure he does just that). However, that doesn’t mean that the city is in the best hands. In other words, Marcel is not necessarily a perfect king — he never has been. In fact, this season is going to explore a little bit of the time before the Mikaelsons returned to the Quarter. “We’re going to talk about the legacy of Marcel Girourd as the king and how that influenced New Orleans prior to our season 1,” showrunner Michael Narducci says. “Marcel’s got some regrets and some demons and some things that he allowed to happen. What’s Vincent’s perspective on that?”
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