SDCC 2019: 'Legacies' creator Julie Plec teases new characters and reveals if any of the 'Vampire Diaries' cast will be seen in season 2
'Legacies' creator and EP Julie Plec and EP Brett Matthews were at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 along with the cast and crew for a panel. Ahead of their time with the attendees, they took time out to speak to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) and revealed some interesting details about the upcoming season of the show. Our chat with them was all about whether we would see any new characters from the 'Vampire Diaries' universe in 'Legacies' and more.
Plec and Matthews teased about the new characters who will be playing pivotal roles in the upcoming season of 'Legacies' and first spoke about a new vampire named Sebastian. Julie speaking about this character said "Sebastian seems like incredibly Damon Salvatore-ey for lack of a better description. Smokey eyes, seductive ways, sultry language, which in our world, especially with characters like MG is not gonna fly because as we know, the gothic vampire tale is a lot of robbing women of their agency amongst other things. So MG is going to keep this vampire honest and it's not necessarily going to be all for good friendship between the two of them."
Addressing speculations about characters from 'Vampire Diaries' becoming a part of 'Legacies', especially with the increased buzz around Candice King's character Caroline Forbes, Julie said, "We have a couple of plans. That doesn't mean they have come to fruition, but we have plans and we are excited about those plans and we will see. And that comes to if they want to, can they make it." Matthews quipped that it also matters if the actors have a mortgage plan, if they want a house and among other things, which will influence their decision.
Plec also revealed that this season they will be doubling down on the romantic side of the story and the show will see some unexpected breakups, new relationships and crushes. "There is a lot of stuff that happens. Somebody trying to get a person that they love and realizing that they were not meant to be theirs. Somebody losing somebody that they love in life and have had to let them go. We are having a lot of drama this season, " said Plec.
'Legacies' season 2 starring Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shahghasemi, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, Peyton Alex Smith and Matt Davis will premiere on October 10.