Legacies Season 2: More of What Fans LoveOctober 6, 2019
Legacies Season 2 launches this Thursday, Oct 10th at 9 PM on Showcase in Canada, and The CW in the United States, and promises more of what fans love about the series: drama, heartbreak, and redemption.
For those that don’t know, Legacies is a spinoff of The Originals, which itself is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. It is a long running universe, and kudos should be offered to showrunner Julie Plec, who’s managed to keep the show fresh, without subverting the expectation of fans who’ve come to grow and love the world she helped create.
Legacies centers on Hope Mikaelson (who first appeared in the final season of The Originals) and her adventures at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Making friends (and foes) of vampires, werewolves, and witches, Hope must navigate her own extraordinary powers (including making tremendous sacrifices), while her classmates do the same.
At San Diego Comic Con, the cast discussed what makes the show so relatable to fans. “It’s the relationships,” said series star Danielle Rose Russel (Hope Mikaelson). “It’s a very honest show; it’s friendship above everything, and [I mean] who wouldn’t want to go to a fantasy boarding school?”
Is there anything else? “And the clothes are super cute.”
Matt Davis, had perhaps the most interesting take on the show’s relatability; in some ways, as a human, his character Alaric is the grounding force of what is really an extraordinary show. “It’s about keeping it human. And recognizing the holes inside of us and how we’re filling them.”
It was an apt way to end the interview, and perhaps a big part of why Legacies has seen such tremendous popularity: everyone is looking to find a piece of themselves, and this show recognizes that. It’s telling those stories of imperfect people trying to be their best selves (mostly.)
Fans have a lot to be excited about with its pending return.
Photos courtesy of Corus Entertainment and used with permission.
Thanks to the cast of Legacies for speaking with me at San Diego Comic Con