It’s official—vampire shows are immortal. The Vampire Diaries is getting a second spin-off called Legacies, which has been given a straight-to-series order by the CW. The premise sounds pretty great, too.
Legacies will follow the next generation of supernatual teens at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. This will include witches, vampires, and werewolves, including Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, Hope, as well as Alaric Saltzman’s twins. Basically, it’s X-Men, but with the history of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals behind it.
Here’s the full, official synopsis:
Legacies: A spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals from Julie Plec, this is the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Attending the school? Klaus and Hayley’s daughter Hope Mikaelson, Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie, and other young adults. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be—or the villains they were born to be?
The latest news? Steven R. McQueen, aka Jeremy Gilbert, will be appearing in the Vampire Diaries spinoff. According to TVLine, Elena’s little bro will be in the third episode of the series.
The first trailer for the series premiered at SDCC. Check it out below:
As previously reported, Matt Davis (Alaric Salzman) and Danielle Rose Russell (Hope Mikaelson) are attached to star in the spin-off. Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, and Aria Shahghasemi are also attached to star. Hopefully, Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) would also make appearances, though Morgan is attached to the new Gone Baby Gone TV pilot.
“There’s been many conversations about the character Hope,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said at last summer’s Television Critics Association tour. “Nothing has come out of it yet. Julie [Plec] really wants to get the final season of The Originals done.”
Previously, Plec has served as an executive producer on The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Containment, and The Tomorrow People. The Originals‘ fifth and final season will begin airing in April. Russell will be taking over the role of Hope Mikaleson from Summer Fontana for Season 5, which takes place after a time jump.
Legacies Release Date
Legacies will premiere on The CW on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. ET.
More news as we hear it.
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