'Legacies' season 2 will have 'heartbreaking' love triangle for Hope and Landon, teases Danielle Rose Russell
Speaking to MEA Worldwide at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Russell gave us certain tidbits about what a joyride the script for season 2 has already been.
'The Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals' spin-off, 'Legacies', culminated in its debut season with a finale that fans still haven't gotten over because of the massive plot that it ended with.
At the center of the twist was the main character, Hope Mikaelson — the tribrid child of Klaus and Haley — who just vanished at the end of season 1.
Based on the Vampire Diaries story from author L.J. Smith's book of the same name, the CW supernatural thriller follows Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and her schooling at the Salvatore School for supernatural kids such as vampires, werewolves, witches, and hybrids.
As thrilling as all of that sounds, Hope's story ended quite devastatingly with the loss of her boyfriend Langdon in the season finale, before sacrificing herself to save everything around her at the boarding school.
Now, as we stand on the brink of whether or not we are going to see her return in season 2, Russell would like to assure fans that she is very much back and about to explore more.
Speaking to MEA Worldwide (MEAWW) at the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Russell gave us certain tidbits about what a joyride the script for season 2 has already been. "It was so exciting," Russell gushed, adding: "I got the first script in the email and I was like, 'Oh my God!' I know these basic plot points of what we're trying to go for here. But like it's just so cool to see it executed on paper like the little things we are going to get to do and not do."
For all those wondering which of her parents Hope's second season persona is going to follow more, Russell believes her 'resilient' and very 'rewarding' character will take on after her mother, Haley Marshall (played by Phoebe Tonkin in 'The Vampire Diaries', and 'The Originals'). "I think that she knows what she wants," Russell remarks, adding: "She wants to protect those that she loves and I think that she definitely does know why she (sacrificed herself)."
And speaking of exploring, you just might see her venturing into romantic prospects other than Landon, who was reborn later on as the Phoenix. Played by Aria Shahghasemi, the character rose to immense fame as Hope's boyfriend, with the couple soon establishing themselves as endgame. But season 2 will see Hope going beyond just Landon and we couldn't be more thrilled! "In a world without Hope, you can see character dynamics happen that wouldn't have normally happened, and it's justified. But in a different way, I feel like if you had separated Hope and Landon last year, it would have made no sense. But separating them now and exploring other people or themselves, is something really interesting; and it's refreshing!"
But while Russell wants her character to explore further and beyond, she also hopes Landon and she find their way back to each other. That said, Russell also dropped a little spoiler about an upcoming love triangle in season 2 as well. With Landon thinking Hope is gone, it makes sense that he would move on to someone else; as for Hope, Russell says, "She could be mad at him. She knows it's logical, but it still hurts. It kills her, actually, and that's something you're definitely going to see (in season 2.) It's one of the most - probably the most heartbreaking thing you'll see on her end."
'Legacies' season 2 is premiering this October 10 only on The CW.