'Legacies' Season 3: Release date, cast, trailer and all you need to know about The CW's returning supernatural show

The big questions for Season 3 are whether Hope will regain consciousness, and is Landon truly dead?

                            'Legacies' Season 3: Release date, cast, trailer and all you need to know about The CW's returning supernatural show
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Julie Plec's 'The Vampire Diaries' is the gift that keeps on giving. The series resulted in two spin-offs – 'The Originals' and 'Legacies', and as such, has kept the franchise on air for more than a decade, with Plec helming the job. There is a reason for this, of course. Each show is unique in its own way and all the shows have been able to bring out original stories that have kept viewers glued. With 'Legacies', we get to explore the lives of the next generation, especially the students of the Salvatore School, which is housed in the original Salvatore mansion and funded by Klaud Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), who was a villain on 'The Vampire Diaries' and the lead on 'The Originals'.

It is Klaus's daughter, Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) who leads 'Legacies', although, when the show last aired, her fate was left up in the air. On a mission to save her classmate and friend, Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant), Hope is left unconscious. Thankfully, we don't have to wait much longer to know whether Hope will survive. Read on to know more about the third season of 'Legacies'.

Release date

'Legacies' Season 3 will premiere on The CW on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 9/8c.


The final episode of the second season saw Hope fight for Josie in her subconscious with Josie finally finding the confidence she needed to defeat her evil self. In the outside world, Josie's sister, Lizzie Saltzman (Jenny Boyd), and their father, Alaric (Matthew Davis, the 'TVD' alumnus who keeps on giving) approach the Necromancer to strike a deal of their own to save Josie. In return, dead-puppet-Rafael negotiates to bring everyone killed by the Necromancer back to life. That included Landon Kirby (Aria Shahghasemi) for Rafael, but some clever wording by the Necromancer resulted in Landon remaining dead. While the Necromancer succeeds in getting Josie's darkness siphoned on to him and everyone except Landon comes back to life. Hope still seems to be stuck in Josie's subconsciousness, or potentially elsewhere as she failed to regain consciousness as the season came to an end. 

Landon's death brings in a new dimension to the show as well. We learned in the first season that he was part phoenix — which meant that he could come back to life. Unfortunately, when the Necromancer sent Rafael to kill him, he sent him with a special blade that ensured death. The big question for Season 3 is whether Hope will regain consciousness and whether Landon is truly dead.


Danielle Rose Russell

Danielle Rose Russell (Getty Images)

Danielle Rose Russell is an actress known for her roles in 'The Originals' and 'Pandemic'. She plays the role of Hope Mikaelson.

Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis (Getty Images)

Matthew Davis is an actor known for his roles in 'Legally Blonde', 'Blue Crush', and 'The Vampire Diaries'. He plays the role of Alaric Saltzman.

Kaylee Bryant

Kaylee Bryant (Getty Images)

Kaylee Bryant is an actress known for her roles in 'Santa Clarita Diet' and 'Chasing Life'. She plays the role of Josie Saltzman.

Aria Shahghasemi

Aria Shahghasemi (Getty Images)

Aria Shahghasemi is an Iranian-American actor known for his role in 'Legacies'. He plays the role of Landon Kirby.

'Legacies' also stars Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman, Quincy Fouse as Milton "MG" Greasley, Peyton Alex Smith as Rafael Waithe, and Chris Lee as Kaleb.


Julie Plec

Julie Plec (Getty Images)

'Legacies' was created by Julie Plec, a television writer, producer, and director known for her work on 'The Vampire Diaries', 'The Originals' and 'Containment'.



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