If you’re a loyal ‘The Vampire Diaries’ fan and have been waiting to hear about whether ‘Legacies’ has been cancelled or not, we have news for you! The popular spin-off series that follows original vampire Klaus Michaelson’s (Joseph Morgan) daughter Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) is returning!
‘The Vampire Diaries’ fans can rejoice because their favourite characters will return in ‘Legacies’ Season 3, which is slated to premiere in January 2021! After the early finale and cliffhanger of season 2, it was only fair that showrunner Julie Plec presented a third season. ‘Legacies’ has attracted the Vampire Diaries viewing community from the beginning, and will continue to do so in the future. The successful spin-off dives deeper into the world of Mystic Falls and reflects its old charm even today.
- What happens in ‘Legacies’?
- Will any of the Vampire Diaries cast members return to make an appearance?
- ‘Legacies’ Season 3 premiere date is set
The spin-off series doesn’t bring back all of your favourite Mystic Falls residents, but the next generation of supernatural beings are just as gifted. ‘Legacies’ focuses on Hope, Alaric and Caroline’s twin daughters Josie and Lizzie, and their group of friends in Mystic Falls. The show references Elena and Damon has Matthew Davis’ Alaric Saltzman as a recurring character and stays true to the original. Fans wish they could see Stefan and Damon Salvatore (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder) return, but the actors have deemed it impossible. Keep reading to discover more about ‘Legacies’ Season 3!
What happens in ‘Legacies’?
‘Legacies’ has given fans of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’ yet another incredible spin-off series that brings back Mystic Falls! The series follows the events in the aftermath of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and is led by Hope, the daughter of Klaus. She has descended from a powerful bloodline of vampires, werewolves, and witches and is seen attending a new school. Alaric and Caroline turn the Salvatore House into a school for supernatural beings, where they learn to control their abilities.
17-year-old Hope along with Alaric and Caroline’s twin daughters Josie and Lizzie attend the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It follows a newer generation of Mystic Falls’ vampires, werewolves, and witches, who fight to protect their secret and their town. The highschool supernatural series is a fresh perspective since the original and does well in keeping its legacy alive.
Will any of the Vampire Diaries cast members to return to make an appearance?
Throughout the first two seasons, viewers have seen old characters from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’ revisit ‘Legacies’. Matt Donovan aka Zach Roerig from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ appears in the spin-off and rightly so. He did after all survive eight seasons worth traumatic events and still manage to remain human.
Matt is the town sheriff in ‘Legacies’ and investigates the disappearance of teens and eventually becomes Mayor. It’s great to see a familiar face on the show as it had been a long time since fans saw Matt! Albeit a small cameo, Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) makes an appearance in the first season too. He is revealed to work for Alaric Saltzman at times. Kai, the ousted member of the Gemini coven, returns to betray the newer generation of supernaturals before meeting his end.
‘Legacies’ Season 3 premiere date is set
The series was originally slated to premiere this fall, but production delays postponed the show’s filming. Season 2 was written with 20 episodes in mind which had to inevitably be cut short to 16 serving as finale. Showrunner Julie Plec even wrote a musical episode for the series, which season 2 was unable to air. There hasn’t been an update on whether the musical one-off will premiere along with the third season, but fans hope to see it soon.
‘Legacies’ Season 3 will bring back the world of Mystic Falls to The CW from January 21, 2020. Until then, we’ll be waiting to hear about more updates! Are you excited to see ‘Legacies’ Season 3? Let us know in the comments.