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Legacies Season 2: Premiere Date and Cast

Updated January 12, 2019
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‘Legacies’ is an American drama series created by Julie Plec that airs on The CW and first premiered October 25, 2018.  ‘Legacies’ is a spinoff of the show, ‘The Originals’, which was also created by Julie Plec. Plec rose to fame after co-creating the hit series, ‘The Vampire Diaries‘, which serves as a predecessor to ‘The Originals‘.

While ‘The Originals’ explored the love, death, and politics in the Mikaelson family, viewers were also introduced to an extremely powerful character, namely, Hope Mikaelson. Hope’s power comes from having a three-fold lineage of vampires, werewolves, and witches. This is the universe that ‘Legacies’ belongs to since the story centers around Hope Mikaelson.

After the success of season 1, it was obvious that the network would renew the show. So, they did exactly that. Here’s everything we know about ‘Legacies’ season 2.

Legacies Season 2 Episode 9 Release Date

‘Legacies’ Season 2 premiered on October 10, 2019. After airing for 8 episodes, the show went on a mid-season break — as it always does — on December 12, 2019. The good news is that fans won’t have to wait for long for the show to come back on the tv screens. ‘Legacies’ Season 2 episode 9 will release on January 16, 2020. The season consists of a total of 14 episodes. You can watch it on CW.

As far as the future of the show goes, there’s good news for the fans. On January 8, 2020, The CW renewed Legacies for a third season.

Legacies Cast: Who’s in it?

The cast of ‘Legacies’ is led by Danielle Rose Russell who plays the role of Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. Hayley was revealed to be pregnant with Klaus’ child, while Klaus himself was introduced in ‘The Originals’. Aria Shahghasemi plays Landon Kirby, a phoenix, who becomes Hope’s boyfriend.

Matthew Davis reprises his role from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ as Alaric Saltzman, Zach Roerig plays Matt Donovan, Peyton Alex Smith appears as Rafael, Archie Foltynowicz as Jacques Parker, Jenny Bond as Lizzie Saltzman, Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman. The Saltzman twins are daughters of Alaric and are witches. Karen David appears as Emma Tig, Katie Garfield as Dana, Selah Austria as Sasha, and Ben Levin as Jed.

Alexis Denisof as Professor Vardemus, Bianca Santos as Maya Riley and Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson joined the cast in season 2.

Legacies Plot: What is it about?

The story of ‘Legacies’ is set two years after the incidents of ‘The Originals’. Hope, a seventeen-year-old young girl with supernatural powers, is inducted into the Salvatore School for the Young and the Gifted. The school is seen as a haven for supernatural beings since it provides them with a safe space to control their abilities and impulses.

Hope learns to control her supernatural powers and reflexes, trying to lead the life of a normal human being. The challenges and hurdles faced by Hope as well as her fellow schoolmates in their transformation from wicked species to normal beings form the plot of the story. However, it is not as much a story about supernatural beings, as it is about teenagers learning to control themselves and coming of age, where they realize the kinds of people they want to be and how they want to emerge from the school and sally forth into the world.

What adds a new dynamic to ‘Legacies’ is the fact that all the members of the school have their own sets of superpowers. Moreover, since ‘Legacies’ is part of a shared universe, we know the histories of some of the parents which provides a context for how the kids act around each other. For example, Hope is a mixture of a vampire, werewolf, and witch and has to interact with the Saltzman twins who are witches and whose father is a vampire hunter.

As politics between vampires, werewolves, and witches roil outside the school walls, the kids know that there is a very real possibility of war. However, they still manage to make friends with each other, and ‘Legacies’ tries to put the message across that perhaps the future of these supernatural beings will be one of peaceful coexistence due to the bonds formed within the walls of the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. It is where Hope comes in. Her name becomes significant. She holds the lineage of all the three major warring lines, and if there can be a mediator who will bring peace to the supernatural realm, it is Hope, as she makes her way in the world.

Legacies Trailer:

Here’s Legacies Season 2 trailer.

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