You’d think that an entire show based on Klaus Michaelson’s daughter would see the original vampire-werewolf by her side, but he won’t be appearing in the spin-off at all!
‘Legacies’ began just like ‘The Vampire Diaries’ did. Like Elena Gilbert, Hope had lost her father and was trying to navigate her way around Mystic Falls alone. With Alaric steering her in the right direction as a father-like figure, like Jenna did for Elena, they’re more alike than different.
- Which original characters are in ‘Legacies’?
- Joseph Morgan says fans shouldn’t expect to see his character in ‘Legacies’
- With or without Klaus, ‘Legacies’ is returning
The show stars Danielle Rose Russell as Hope, Kaylee Bryant and Jenny Boyd as Josie and Lizzie Saltzman. Matthew Davis reprises his Vampire Diaries character Alaric, and Aria Shahghasemi as Landon Kirby, Hope’s love interest.
Hope is a powerful tribrid and the only one of her kind and goes to The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Along with the Saltzman twins, she learns to harness her powers and abilities there, under Alaric’s guidance.
‘The Originals’ finale saw Klaus sacrificing himself for Hope, which ensured that the character would never return in ‘Legacies’. It left Hope feeling guilty, and fans too thought it was an abrupt ending to the powerful original.
Keep reading to see if any originals are in ‘Legacies’, and what actor Joseph Morgan has to say about returning to the show!
Which original characters are in ‘Legacies’?
Apart from Hope, who plays an important role in ‘The Originals’, there are several other characters who have been seen. For instance, the story of Alaric and Caroline’s twin daughters Josie and Lizzie, who we met in ‘The Originals’, continues in ‘Legacies’. The sisters have an ongoing sibling rivalry which reflects the relationship shared by Stefan and Damon.
Another character in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spin-off is Roman Sienna, who we meet in season 5 of ‘The Originals’. He appears during the first season of ‘Legacies’ during the Mystic Falls pageant. His character exits the show with reasons that hint at him working for Alaric, so we might see him return in the new season.
There’s also Dorian Williams who appears in both ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 and ‘The Originals’, and Freya Mikaelson. None of the main protagonists of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ makes it to the spin-off, with the exception of Jeremy Gilbert in a small cameo. Caroline Forbes is often mentioned in the series as the Salvatore School’s headmistress, but she’s never physically appeared in the series.
Joseph Morgan says fans shouldn’t expect to see his character in ‘Legacies’
The show’s viewers want to see Klaus return in a flashback, a cameo or in some capacity. It’s become impossible for his character to be central to the show since his unexpected death in ‘The Originals’. Hope Mikaelson might have an army of supporters by her side, but her father Klaus will never be one of them.
In a recent interview with “TV Guide”, Joseph Morgan confirmed that he’d certainly not be returning to ‘Legacies’. Not in a cameo, a flashback, or anything of that sort. He said,
“No never, never. You’re never going to see it. You can hold your breath as long as you want”.
The actor believes that Klaus’ story is complete and that his daughter hopes Mikaelson’s should live on. “I just feel like to come back as a ghost or a flashback or something, for me, that journey, that story has ended. That’s the complete story, and it just doesn’t feel right to me to do that.”
“I think Julie feels the same. It just feels like it would be strange, like a little forced”,
Morgan continued, referring to Julie Plec who spearheaded all three shows.
With or without Klaus, ‘Legacies’ is returning
Klaus’ story unravelled to great depth in two different shows, but it’s time for Hope Mikaelson now! The first two seasons of ‘Legacies’ have been well received by fans of the original shows and it was even renewed for a third.
‘Legacies’ Season 3 will return in January 2021 to continue Hope’s journey in Mystic Falls. The next generation of vampires, werewolves and witches are just as gifted as their predecessors. We can’t wait to see them back in action again!
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