Julie Plec dishes on the return of old cast members for ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spin-off ‘Legacies’
Creator of the TVD universe, Julie Plec, spoke with Meaww about some of the familiar faces we will be seeing in the third installment of the TVD universe ‘Legacies’
At the weekend of the first annual Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala benefiting F Cancer, Meaww spoke with the queen of all things ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ Julie Plec. Plec first created ‘The Vampire Diaries’ in 2009 which aired on The CW for 8 seasons. During the show’s third season, its first spin-off was born, ‘The Originals’, which ran for five seasons.
‘The Vampires Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’ both received critical acclaim and became worldwide phenomena. Before ‘The Originals’ fifth season premiered, fans knew ahead of time it would be its last and were thrilled to hear there would be a third spin-off called ‘Legacies’. Plec made TV history being able to pull off having a television series to have not one, but two spin-offs.
Each series is executive produced by Plec herself, who is heavily involved in the newest installment ‘Legacies’. ‘Legacies’ will take the audience back to where it all began, to Mystic Falls, the small town where the majority of the story in ‘The Vampires Diaries’ took place. The series will follow Hope Mikaelson’s (the daughter of one of the original vampires Klaus Mikaelson) journey at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. There, she and other young vampires, witches and werewolves will learn how to control their powers and use them for good instead of evil. Plec is thrilled for her newest series, which will premiere on The CW on October 25, and dished on what fans should expect in the newest installment of what is now a TVD trilogy.
“I love it. It’s about the young kids at the Salvatore Boarding School. It’s young, it’s fresh, it’s funny in a way that the other shows didn’t have a chance to be as funny. We are just going with it and getting our Harry Potter on and having a good time!” Plec said.
With a total of thirteen seasons between both ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’, there are a lot of older cast members that fans are hoping to see, especially since ‘Legacies’ is set in the town where many of the characters still apparently reside. Plec couldn’t reveal all of the surprises she has up her sleeve in terms of the familiar faces that will appear in ‘Legacies’, but she did confirm that two fan favorites will be appearing in at least the first few episodes.
“I can tease that you will definitely see in the first few episodes, both Sheriff Matt Donovan and all grown up Jeremy Gilbert,” Plec offered.
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If you know Plec’s work, you know that ‘Legacies’ is sure to be a ridiculously fun series that will attract both old and new fans alike. Make sure to watch the premiere of ‘Legacies’ on The CW on Thursday, October 25 at 9 pm.