The next chapter in the ever-lasting Vampire Diaries saga is here. As the first spin-off The Originals approached an end, it’s time to take a look into the second spin-off Legacies. And with the premiere for it approaching in this fall, it seems that the Vampire Diaries universe is immortal. Legacies will unfold it’s first season on CW. But as the release date is nearing, fans are desperately on the lookout for any information that might slip. Thankfully, with the trailer for Legacies out, we do know the cast, plot and the release date. So, here’s a look into what The Originals spin-off will be have in store for us.
What Do We Know About ‘Legacies’?
The Originals spin-off series Legacies has definitely excited many. And now that the trailer is released, people are speculating everything about it. What cast members would be there, what are the new additions, what will be the story twist etc. And most importantly, when and where can we watch the new series.
‘Legacies’ Release Date
The Originals spin-off Legacies premieres on October 25th this year on CW. And beginning from that, you can watch it every Thursday evening on the channel. Although, there is no release date given for the UK, the show might hit Netflix soon. Legacies will occupy the spot that previously was allotted to Arrow on Thursday nights. And Supernatural will be the lead-in.
The Cast for ‘Legacies’
With the cast, there are not many surprises. Legacies will be led by the main hero of The Originals-Danielle Rose Russell. And she will be playing the 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson. Joining her will be the Vampire Diaries ultimate favorite Matt Davies as the Alaric Salesman for the show. Kaylee Bryant and Jenny Boyd will be starring as Josie Saltzman and Lizzie Saltzman respectively. Quincy Fouse and Aria Shahghasemi will also be a part of the Legacies cast. But the roles they would be playing are not out into the open yet. However, there involvement was confirmed by a tweet from Julie Plec.
The Plot Of ‘Legacies’
According to the official synopsis of the series, iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have grabbed the attention of the worldwide audience for almost a decade now. The continuation of the legacy of love and family along with the drama that narrates the story of next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted is what this show has in store for us. But the main question with Legacies would be that whether these young witches, vampires and werewolves would grow up to be the heroes they want. Or whether they would make their peace with ending up as the villains that they are born to be. As the battle to protect the secret, their town and the world grows, they have no option but to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies.
Legacies basically picks up the story right where The Originals left it. And is still a deeper delve into the lives of lives of Klaus Mikaelson played by Joseph Morgan and his siblings in New Orleans. His daughter Hope Mikaelson is enrolled in the boarding school for magical children in Mystic Falls. It’s basically an institute where vampires, witches and werewolves live together freely without having to hide their true selves. But Hope this year would face the bullies and mean girls of her school and hostel. Not just that, but also all the super natural threats that come along with being the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson.
Some Interesting Twists In ‘Legacies’
The story for Legacies might continue where the spin-off The Originals left it off. But there is a huge time jump. Danielle Rose Russell confirmed that when season 1 for this show premieres she will be 17 years old. And that implies that we are two years ahead of where the last show concluded. And now Hope will be the same age as Elena Gilbert played by Nina Dobrev was when The Vampire Diaries initially launched.
More interestingly, the leads for The Originals are not joining the cast this time. So, we won’t have the Klaus and the Mikaelson family on the show. But just because they are out of sight does not mean that Hope’s family will be out of the concept.
The show also has some guest stars waiting to hit the screens with Legacies and all we can do it wait for the season to premiere!