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Legacies (TV series)

Legacies is an American television drama series, created by Julie Plec, that premiered on The CW on October 25, 2018. It is a spin-off of The Originals and features characters from both that series and its predecessor, The Vampire Diaries. Danielle Rose Russell stars as the 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, continuing the role she originated in the fifth and final season of The Originals. Matt Davis also features prominently in the series, reprising his role as Alaric Saltzman from The Vampire Diaries. In January 2019, The CW renewed the series for a second season which premiered on October 10, 2019.[2][3]

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Created byJulie Plec
Narrated byDanielle Rose Russell
Composer(s)Michael Suby
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Michael Karasick
  • Darren Genet
  • John Smith
  • Rob C. Givens
  • Tony Solomons
  • Evan J. Warner
  • Chad Rubel
  • Michael Trent
  • Peter Lam
  • Erik Presant
Running time41–42 minutes[1]
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkThe CW
Original releaseOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25) –
present (present)
Related showsThe Vampire Diaries
The Originals
External links
Official website


Legacies follows Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall, who is descended from some of the most powerful vampire, werewolf, and witch bloodlines. Two years after the events of The Originals, 17-year-old Hope attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. The school provides a haven where supernatural beings can learn to control their abilities and impulses.[4][5]

Cast and charactersEdit


  • Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson: A 17-year-old orphan and student at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted who is descended from some of the most powerful vampire, werewolf, and witch bloodlines via her parents Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. The character was first introduced on The Originals.[6]
  • Aria Shahghasemi as Landon Kirby: Rafael's foster brother and an old acquaintance of Hope who eventually becomes her boyfriend and fellow student at the Salvatore School. Initially thought to be a human, he is then suspected of being a supernatural being, and is later revealed to be a phoenix. The character was first introduced on The Originals.[7][8]
  • Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman: A witch and student at the Salvatore School. She is Alaric's 15-year-old daughter, Lizzie's twin, and was named after her biological mother, Josette "Jo" Laughlin of the powerful Gemini coven. Josie is deferential to her sister Lizzie, and lacks self-confidence. The character was first introduced on The Vampire Diaries.[9][10]
  • Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman: A witch and student at the Salvatore School. She is Alaric's 15-year-old daughter, Josie's twin, and was named after Elizabeth Forbes, the late mother of the twins' surrogate mother, Caroline Forbes. Lizzie is narcissistic, and is prone to emotional meltdowns. The character was first introduced on The Vampire Diaries.[9][10]
  • Quincy Fouse as Milton "MG" Greasley: A good-natured vampire who works as Alaric's student aide and is friendly with the Saltzman twins.[9][10]
  • Peyton Alex Smith as Rafael Waithe: A recently triggered werewolf and Landon's foster brother. After suffering an abusive childhood in the foster system, he becomes a student at the Salvatore School.[11][10]
  • Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman: Josie and Lizzie's father and the human headmaster of the Salvatore School. Davis described Alaric's role in the series as "somewhere between Professor X and Dumbledore". The character was first introduced on The Vampire Diaries.[6][12]
  • Chris Lee as Kaleb (season 2; recurring season 1[13]): A vampire student who is revealed to be drinking the blood of humans, a practice that is banned at the school.


  • Demetrius Bridges as Dorian Williams: The librarian at the Salvatore School. The character was first introduced on The Vampire Diaries.
  • Lulu Antariksa as Penelope Park (season 1): A witch and Josie's ex-girlfriend. She despises Lizzie. Penelope leaves the Salvatore School in "Let's Just Finish the Dance".
  • Karen David as Emma Tig (season 1): A witch and the school's guidance counselor.[14] She takes an indefinite leave-of-absence from the Salvatore School in "I'll Tell You a Story".
  • Ben Levin as Jed: The hotheaded and violent alpha werewolf at the school, he is soon replaced as alpha by Rafael.
  • Nick Fink as Ryan Clarke: A seemingly good-natured agent working for Triad Industries, he is later revealed to have sinister motives, and a connection to both Malivore and to Landon.
  • Bianca Kajlich as Sheriff Mac (season 2): the new sheriff in Mystic Falls, she has taken over the job from Matt Donovan. She is also the mother of Ethan and Maya.[15]
  • Leo Howard as Ethan (season 2): a classmate at Mystic Falls High School who catches Hope's notice. He is Sheriff Mac's son.[15]
  • Alexis Denisof as Professor Vardemus (season 2): the new headmaster of the Salvatore School[16]
  • Bianca Santos as Maya (season 2): a classmate of Hope's at Mystic Falls High School. She is Sheriff Mac's daughter.[17]
  • Thomas Doherty as Sebastian (season 2): an over 600-year old vampire who died as a teen, and who appears at the Salvatore School[18]
  • Olivia Liang as Alyssa Chang (season 2)[13]

Special guest starsEdit

  • Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan: The town's police sheriff. The character was first introduced on The Vampire Diaries.[5] (in "This Is the Part Where You Run", "Hope Is Not the Goal")
  • Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert: Alaric's old friend who saves Rafael and Landon from a werewolf hunter. The character was first introduced on The Vampire Diaries.[19] (in "We're Being Punked, Pedro")

Notable guest starsEdit

  • Jodi Lyn O'Keefe[20] as Josette "Jo" Laughlin: Alaric's deceased ex-fiancée, and Josie's and Lizzie's biological mother. The character was first introduced on The Vampire Diaries. (in "Mombie Dearest")
  • Ayelet Zurer as Seylah Chelon: Landon's mother[21] (in "Maybe I Should Start from the End")
  • Jedidiah Goodacre as Roman: Hope's former boyfriend from two years prior who was involved in the death of her mother. The character was first introduced on The Originals.[22] (in "Let's Just Finish the Dance", "I'll Tell You a Story")


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
116October 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)March 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)
2TBAOctober 10, 2019 (2019-10-10)TBA

Season 1 (2018–19)Edit

No. in
Title [23]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [23]Prod.
U.S. viewers
11"This Is the Part Where You Run"Chris GrismerJulie PlecOctober 25, 2018 (2018-10-25)T46.100511.12[24]
Hope Mikaelson, a student at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, assists her headmaster Alaric Saltzman in recruiting werewolf Rafael to the school. In the process, Hope runs into her old friend Landon, who is also Rafael's foster brother, but since the school for the supernatural is deemed to be too dangerous for humans, Landon is turned away. When student vampire MG fails to compel Landon to forget his knowledge of the supernatural, it is assumed that Landon has injested vervain and he is locked up until it can clear his system. Hope visits Landon in his cell while Alaric's daughters Josie and Lizzie give Rafael a tour of the school. Hope tells Landon the truth about her supernatural origins and, knowing that his mind will be erased, he kisses her. Once Landon leaves, it is revealed that the compulsion has still not worked and that Landon stole a knife from the school. Hope enlists Josie to help her locate the knife and Landon. Landon's bus explodes and as Sheriff Matt Donovan evaluates the crime scene, Alaric deduces that Landon, who is missing, must be some kind of supernatural being. Hope vows to track him down.
22"Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn"Michael A. AllowitzBrett Matthews & Julie PlecNovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)T46.100521.13[25]
After using black magic to find Landon, Hope is forced to see the guidance counselor, but covers for Josie. Busy searching for Landon with Hope and Rafael, Alaric is unable to attend the flag football game against Mystic Falls High and orders the students to lose the game to retain the school's cover. The search uncovers another survivor of the bus explosion and while Alaric gets her to safety, Hope and Rafael find Landon, who swears he is not responsible for the bus, which Alaric corroborates when the woman starts breathing fire. Alaric initially believes her to be a pyromancer, but she is later revealed to be a dragon. Landon denies any memory of taking the knife and says that he lost it, but the woman tries to get it from him. Tired of being bullied by the other team, the students start using their powers, but Josie sabotages them to ensure their loss. After shifting into its full form, Hope takes down the dragon with black magic and Alaric kills it with the knife before scolding Hope. Meanwhile, Rafael and Landon split, but Landon leaves Hope a note apologizing for everything.
33"We're Being Punked, Pedro"Carol BankerJulie Plec & Sherman PayneNovember 8, 2018 (2018-11-08)T46.100531.09[26]
Alaric assigns the students community service as punishment for the fight that broke out after the game, which Lizzie blames Josie and Alaric for. Hope is also there for using black magic, and starts to bond with Josie. After confronting Alaric, Lizzie is reassigned to the gardens, where she is scratched by a gargoyle and left paralyzed. Josie senses that something is wrong with Lizzie and she and Hope return to the school. Rafael and Landon try to make it on their own in the woods, with Rafael using his powers to make money, but Landon shields him from a threatening message on one of the bills. Alaric discovers that the gargoyle is the protector of the knife Landon stole, but only from supernatural creatures, meaning that it will not hurt humans. Hope and Josie combine their powers to make the gargoyle explode. Jeremy Gilbert saves Rafael and Landon from a werewolf hunter and brings them back to the school. Hope and Landon see one another, but Hope walks away without saying a word. Meanwhile, Mystic Falls students Dana, Sasha, and Connor plan to deface the Salvatore School, but are attacked by an unseen being.
44"Hope Is Not the Goal"Chris GrismerStory by : Brett Mathews
Teleplay by : Bryce Ahart & Stephanie McFarlane
November 15, 2018 (2018-11-15)T46.100541.08[27]
After Dana and Sasha are reported missing, Alaric sends some students undercover to Mystic Falls High to gather intel. Looking to prove his worth with his knowledge of the school, Landon accompanies them to Hope's annoyance. Alaric and Matt discover Dana's body, but it disappears when they look away. MG reveals that fellow vampire student Kaleb has been feeding on Dana and other humans, making the others suspect that Kaleb is responsible for the girls' disappearance, which Kaleb denies. Soon after Dana emerges from the woods and is met by the Salvatore students, she begins puking violently and ultimately dies. Josie helps Rafael calm down after being harassed by the werewolf pack. They discover Sasha trapped in a web which they get trapped in as well. Josie frees them by siphoning magic from Rafael's kiss. Josie, Hope, and Lizzie fight the shape-shifting arachne together and Josie encourages Alaric to add offensive magic to the curriculum. Rafael is accepted into the pack and Matt confronts Kaleb about him feeding on humans, but Alaric decides to handle it internally. Alaric calls his associate Dorian to tell him it is safe to return with the knife, but Dorian is confronted by another creature.
55"Malivore"Michael KarasickThomas Brandon & Penny CoxNovember 29, 2018 (2018-11-29)T46.100551.01[28]
Alaric agrees to hold elections for a student honor council consisting of one representative from each supernatural faction before leaving to meet with Dorian. Rafael seeks out each of the front-runners for confirmation that they will let Landon stay at the school. Lizzie and MG agree, but Jed refuses. Rafael challenges him for the title of alpha and wins, which also earns him the votes to be the werewolf representative. Josie is elected for the witches thanks to her ex Penelope's campaigning, and Kaleb is elected for the vampires. Alaric and Dorian catch a dryad, who tells them that she is looking for her lover, a vampire named Oliver. They find Oliver, but he does not remember her. Hope finds no evidence that Landon is supernatural and, after Jed attacks Landon, Hope votes against Landon staying along with Kaleb and Josie. Upset with Josie, Rafael finally gives in to Lizzie's advances. Hope sends Landon to a contact in New Orleans and they kiss goodbye. Dorian kills the dryad, who explains her desire to find the knife and take it to a place called Malivore. A picture of Landon's biological mother shows her wearing a necklace with the Malivore symbol.
66"Mombie Dearest"Geoffrey Wing ShotzMarguerite MacIntyreDecember 6, 2018 (2018-12-06)T46.100561.18[29]
Caroline Forbes informs Alaric over the phone that she cannot attend their daughters' 16th birthday party due to her "recruiting" mission. Alaric is then confronted by his deceased ex-fiancée and the biological mother of his twins, Jo Laughlin. Alaric is skeptical, but their twins burst into his office and Josie instantly recognizes their mother. Hope apologizes to Rafael for sending Landon away and teaches Rafael to dance in preparation for his date with Lizzie. Penelope locks Hope and Rafael in the gym so that MG can step in to be Lizzie's date. Hope and Rafael escape the gym and Rafael confesses to Lizzie that sleeping together was a mistake. On their way to the party, Jo becomes a full-blown zombie and buries Josie alive. Hope, MG, and Penelope rescue Josie and Jo has the girls siphon the magic from her, thus removing her life force. Before she dies, Jo learns that Alaric has not told their daughters about what happens when they turn 22, and that Caroline is searching for a solution. Josie expresses her distain for what Penelope did before they share a passionate kiss. Meanwhile, Alaric confronts the one who rose Jo from the dead, the Necromancer.
77"Death Keeps Knocking on My Door"Angela GomesJulie PlecDecember 13, 2018 (2018-12-13)T46.100571.05[30]
The Necromancer causes Rafael's deceased girlfriend Cassie to return on Remembrance Day. As Alaric's torturing yields no new information, Hope recruits MG to help her enter the Necromancer's mind. There, Hope finds herself in Rousseau's, a bar in New Orleans. She is then trapped in a void and confesses that she wants to know about her father. The Necromancer informs Hope that Klaus Mikaelson will not find peace until she does. MG panics and calls Alaric. Once Hope regains consciousness, she and Alaric argue over his alcoholism and her recklessness stemming from her repressed grief. Hope locks Alaric in his office and the Necromancer tells her that he remembers that the knife is one of the three locks of Malivore, and sent Cassie to steal it. Meanwhile, Kaleb tries to teach MG how to feed on humans, but MG struggles to stop. Rafael makes peace with Cassie's death and Hope finally processes her grief for her father. Dorian reveals that he takes off every Remembrance Day in honor of his family who were killed by Stefan Salvatore, the namesake of the school. Hope gets an emergency alert from Landon as someone discovers a photo of him and his mother.
88"Maybe I Should Start from the End"Nathan HopeBrett MatthewsJanuary 24, 2019 (2019-01-24)T46.100581.01[31]
Landon finds his mother, Seylah Chelon, and triggers the magical alert just before she knocks him out. While Seylah interrogates Landon, a merman attacks them. They escape with Hope and Alaric in pursuit, who learn that a clandestine government agency is also looking for Seylah. Seylah accepts that Landon is her son and reveals that she once worked for that agency, bringing monsters to a facility containing a puddle of black goo. Anyone dropped into the goo would end up in Malivore, with all memories of them wiped from the public consciousness. When Seylah started asking questions, she too was thrown into Malivore. She later found herself free and pregnant, eventually placing the baby into foster care. The merman tracks them to a motel and takes an Egyptian urn, revealed to be the second Malivore key, but is killed before he can use it. Seylah helps Landon by returning to Malivore. Hope, whose memories are mysteriously intact, recounts the day's events to Alaric and they resolve to keep the urn safe while Hope and Landon officially become a couple. Meanwhile, a government agent finds the photo of Seylah holding baby Landon and disposes of a witness into Malivore.
99"What Was Hope Doing in Your Dreams?"Darren GrantPenny CoxJanuary 31, 2019 (2019-01-31)T46.100631.01[32]
Anticipating the arrival of another monster, Alaric gives the students the option to evacuate to the Lockwood Mansion, but some stay to prepare for their upcoming exams. Rafael has a dream of kissing Hope, being belted by an old foster father, and a woman demanding the urn. He wakes up with marks on his body and Alaric deduces that they are dealing with a night hag, a creature that makes contact through dreams. As the students try to keep themselves awake, Landon has a nightmare in class and stabs himself awake. Avoiding telling Landon about his mother, Hope stays awake by sparring with Rafael. Landon discovers that because their injuries are carrying over to the real world, they are actually dealing with a dream demon. He, Rafael, Kaleb, and MG go to sleep to lure the demon into the real world and Hope and Alaric kill it. Realizing he has feelings for Hope, Rafael tells her that they cannot talk like they have been anymore. Respecting her need to have secrets, Landon tells Hope that he will keep working to be someone she can confide in. After researching Seylah, the government agent visits Landon and Rafael's old foster parents.
1010"There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True"John HyamsBrett Matthews & Josh SchaerFebruary 7, 2019 (2019-02-07)T46.100621.15[33]
A jinni named Ablah fulfills Lizzie's wish that Hope had never come to Mystic Falls. In the new reality, Klaus never finances the Salvatore School, leaving it in poor condition with few students. Following a magical signal, the Saltzmans go to New Orleans and find Hope as a ripper; Alaric brings her to the school. Annoyed, Lizzie wishes that the Salvatore School had never existed. As a result, she and Josie go to Mystic Falls High, where Alaric is an alcoholic history teacher, Josie is popular, and Lizzie is a social outcast. Lizzie has a public magical meltdown, and the Saltzmans are taken to the Mikaelson School, where Hope offers Alaric the headmaster position. Dissatisfied, Lizzie uses her third wish so that Hope was never born. She awakens in the midst of a war between humans and supernaturals and learns that she killed Josie after learning that twins born to the Gemini Coven must eventually turn on one another in the Merge. Ablah offers Lizzie another wish in exchange for the urn. Instead, Lizzie wishes that Ablah had never ended up in Malivore, freeing the jinni and reestablishing the status quo. However, Lizzie has no memory of these events.
1111"We're Gonna Need a Spotlight"Barbara BrownThomas Brandon & Penny CoxFebruary 21, 2019 (2019-02-21)T46.100590.71[34]
A protection spell for the urn traps a unicorn, which is actually hosting a slug creature. Hope becomes infected and, with lowered inhibitions, becomes happier and even excited for the upcoming talent show. Another slug is transferred to Josie, who stands up to Lizzie's dictating of the witches' routine. While trying to convince Landon that they should take the urn, Hope accidentally electrocutes herself, ejecting the slug. They kill it and go to Dorian, also finding the deceased unicorn. Fed up with Lizzie, Josie and Penelope, also infected, seek out the urn. At a bar, Alaric asks Emma out, but she says she is seeing someone. After karaoke, they are informed about the slugs from Dorian. They make out before electrocuting themselves, but only Emma ejects a slug. They return to the school to find nearly everyone infected. Rafael delivers a spoken word poem, making Landon realize his feelings for Hope. Emma magically shocks the students and they stomp the slugs. The witches win the talent show do-over with Josie as their star and Landon privately serenades Hope. After discovering Dorian is the other man Emma is seeing, Alaric unknowingly drinks a slug and throws the urn into a river.
1212"There's a Mummy on Main Street"Julie PlecMarguerite MacIntyre & Sherman PayneFebruary 28, 2019 (2019-02-28)T46.100600.87[35]
To recover the urn, the Saltzmans, Hope, Kaleb, Dorian, and Emma take a road trip to Maple Hollows. During the trip, Lizzie accuses Hope of ruining another Saltzman family vacation, leaving Hope confused and annoyed. When they arrive in town, they find Clarke, an agent from Triad Industries, and are met with a plague of swarming insects caused by a mummy. After defeating the mummy, Clarke offers Alaric the urn in exchange for Emma and Dorian's lives, forcing Alaric to give him the urn. Kaleb and Alaric later talk about how the Salvatore School needs to protect itself more, by getting real blood, and teaching the witches offensive magic. Lizzie continues to berate Hope, this time about Hope allegedly badmouthing Lizzie's years ago, which Hope denies, leading to the revelation that Josie facilitated the misunderstanding between the two to cover up the fact that she had a crush on Hope. Emma tells Dorian that she kissed Alaric, prompting Dorian to punch Alaric and quit. Later, a man tells Clarke that their boss Mrs. G wants the urn locked up right away, but instead, Clarke kills the guard and tosses the urn into Malivore, setting off a bright explosion of light.
1313"The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do"Paul WesleyStory by : Mark Ryan Walberg
Teleplay by : Bryce Ahart & Stephanie McFarlane
March 7, 2019 (2019-03-07)T46.100610.81[36]
After returning from their trip, Hope, Alaric, and Kaleb discover that Landon, Rafael, and MG are missing. In the woods, they find Rafael in human form during the full moon, and he slowly remembers that while Alaric and company were away, Landon and Rafael took MG home to his estranged parents for spring break. MG's mother Veronica turned them away before MG could see his dad, explaining that his religion does not accept resurrection. MG found his father at the church and discovered that he was not even aware that MG was alive. His father accepted him until MG revealed himself as a vampire. Devastated, MG compelled his father to forget their interaction, spiraled into his ripper state, and killed Landon. Chained up for the full moon, Rafael eventually broke loose and bit MG. Alaric and Kaleb find a dying MG and send for Hope, as her blood is the cure to a wolf's bite. Hope collapses upon hearing what MG did, but still gives him her blood. They go to collect Landon's body when it starts to smoke. The corpse bursts info flames and Landon bursts out of a casing of ash, revealing that he is a phoenix.
1414"Let's Just Finish the Dance"Geoffrey Wing ShotzSherman PayneMarch 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)T46.100640.96[37]
As the Salvatore School hosts the annual Miss Mystic Falls Pageant, Hope is still dealing with the trauma of Landon dying when her ex-boyfriend Roman comes to visit. Lizzie drops out of the pageant due to bad blood with the head judge and throws her support behind Hope. Penelope encourages Josie to genuinely compete instead of complying with Lizzie's plan. Labeled a "killer" by his classmates, MG bonds with an unfamiliar girl named Nia. When his visiting mother and Alaric are turned to stone, MG realizes that Nia is a gorgon. As Hope and Landon clash over his jealousy of Roman, Penelope tells Landon that Hope has been keeping secrets regarding his mother. After unsuccessfully confronting Hope, Landon storms out and is attacked by Nia outside. MG comes to his rescue and Landon agrees that they are even. MG interrogates Nia, who says she was threatened into targeting Landon. Between feeling guilty for lying to Landon and discovering that her dress was picked out by her father, Hope becomes overwhelmed as she wins Miss Mystic Falls. Before moving to Belgium, Penelope informs Josie about the Merge. Veronica kidnaps Landon and takes him to Agent Clark at Malivore.
1515"I'll Tell You a Story"Tony SolomonsThomas BrandonMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)T46.100651.00[38]
Clarke tells Landon about Malivore. People were suffering under constant attacks by supernatural creatures. A witch, werewolf, and vampire came together and created a golem to kill and absorb supernatural creatures, except for witches, werewolves, and vampires. The golem, known as Malivore, was so successful it became self-aware and refused to allow its creators to destroy it by making a deal with humans to stop the "triad". Malivore attempted to create more golems, but they were flawed. Clarke reveals that he is Landon's half-brother, as he is one of Malivore's "failed" creations and he convinced humans to perform a ritual that turned Malivore into its current state. Humans formed the Triad, which turned into Triad Industries. They watch over Malivore, capture supernaturals and throw them into the puddle. Clarke wants to restore Malivore by bringing it the three original objects used to trap it. He reveals that Landon is Malivore's son. He convinces his "little brother" to find the final key. Lizzie tries to restore her relationship with Josie; Rafael is suffering blackout because of Hope's potion. Emma takes a sabbatical to convince Alaric to ask for help; he asks Dorian to return. Veronica learns of Clarke's betrayal and sends Triad Agents to attack the school.
1616"There's Always a Loophole"Mary Lou BelliBrett MatthewsMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)T46.100660.93[39]
Triad forces occupy the Salvatore school, using a magic-suppressing artifact. They have weapons with bullets made of Malivore mud and search for the chalice. Burr, commander of the forces, shoots Josie, who is dying from the spreading taint. Alaric and Dorian infiltrate the school through a secret tunnel and disable the artifact, allowing the students to fight back. Josie drinks some of Hope's blood, healing her. Rafael turns into a wolf and stops Burr. Alaric asks the student council to decide his future as headmaster. Clarke takes Landon to a Triad warehouse and says he knew Landon would pocket the real key; an arrowhead. The Headless Horseman arrives and takes him and the key to the Triad Facility. Before he throws the arrowhead into Malivore, Hope arrives, and she and Landon manage to kill the Horseman. Clarke arrives and tosses the arrowhead into the puddle, awakening Malivore. Hope kills Landon, realizing that her Tribrid blood is the key to stopping the golem. She calls Alaric and asks him to burn all references of her. She uses a mimic spell on Clarke, forcing him to jump with her into the puddle. Landon resurrects and finds Malivore gone; all his memories of Hope erased.

Season 2 (2019)Edit

No. in
Title [23]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [23]Prod.
U.S. viewers
171"I'll Never Give Up Hope"Julie PlecJulie Plec & Brett MatthewsOctober 10, 2019 (2019-10-10)T46.102010.80[40]
182"This Year Will Be Different"Jeffrey HuntThomas BrandonOctober 17, 2019 (2019-10-17)T46.102020.82[41]
193"You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know"Michael A. AllowitzBrett Matthews & Adam HiggsOctober 24, 2019 (2019-10-24)T46.102030.84[42]
204"Since When Do You Speak Japanese?"Geoffrey Wing ShotzPenny CoxNovember 7, 2019 (2019-11-07)T46.102040.79[43]
215"Screw Endgame"[44]Barbara BrownBrett Matthews & Thomas BrandonNovember 14, 2019 (2019-11-14)TBATBD
226"That's Nothing I Had to Remember"[45]Bola OgunAdam Higgs & Josh EiserikeNovember 21, 2019 (2019-11-21)TBATBD



In August 2017, it was announced that early discussions on the development of a spinoff of The Originals focusing on Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall, were taking place with Julie Plec, creator of The Originals and co-creator of The Vampire Diaries.[46][47] In January 2018, it was revealed that a pilot for the spinoff had been ordered; Plec penned the pilot script and is credited with creating the series.[48] It was announced in March 2018 that the spinoff had been ordered to pilot, but instead of a traditional pilot, a fifteen-minute pilot presentation of the series would be presented to The CW.[49][50]

On May 11, 2018, it was announced that the spinoff, titled Legacies, had been ordered to series for the 2018–19 U.S. television season.[51] In June 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on October 25, 2018.[52] On October 8, 2018, The CW ordered three additional scripts for the series, bringing the total script order to sixteen.[53] On November 8, 2018, it was announced that The CW had ordered an additional three episodes of the series, bringing the first season total up to 16 episodes.[54]

On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a second season.[2] The second season premiered on October 10, 2019.[3]


It was announced in March 2018 that The Vampire Diaries veteran Matt Davis would reprise the role of Alaric Saltzman and that Danielle Rose Russell would star as Hope Mikaelson.[49][55] Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, and Aria Shahghasemi were also set to star.[49] Shahghasemi would debut in the twelfth episode of the fifth season of The Originals as Hope's friend Landon.[56] It was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2018 that Paul Wesley would direct an episode and that Zach Roerig would appear in the series.[5] Steven R. McQueen was revealed to be reprising his role as Jeremy Gilbert in the series' third episode.[19]

In July 2019, it was announced that Thomas Doherty would appear in the second season,[18] and that Alexis Denisof would recur in the second season as Professor Vardemus.[16] In August 2019, Bianca Santos, Bianca Kajlich, and Leo Howard were cast in recurring roles for the second season.[17][15] In September 2019, it was reported that Riley Voelkel will be reprising her role as Freya Mikaelson for the sixth episode of the second season.[57] In November 2019, it was announced that Chris Wood is set to reprise his role of Kai Parker in the twelfth episode of the second season.[58] The same month, it was reported that Chris Lee has been promoted as a series regular and Olivia Liang was cast in a recurring role for the second season.[13]

Home mediaEdit

A manufacture-on-demand DVD for the first season was released by the Warner Archive Collection on October 22, 2019.[59]


Critical responseEdit

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 80% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. The website's critic consensus states: "A fun and fast-paced addition to The CW's stable of supernatural high school series, Legacies emerges from the shadows of its sister shows an unexpected delight."[60] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 59 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[61]


Season 1Edit

No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "This Is the Part Where You Run" October 25, 2018 0.3/1 1.12[24] 0.3 0.66 0.6 1.79[62]
2 "Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn" November 1, 2018 0.4/2 1.13[25] 0.2 0.66 0.6 1.78[63]
3 "We're Being Punked, Pedro" November 8, 2018 0.3/1 1.09[26] 0.3 0.70 0.6 1.79[64]
4 "Hope Is Not the Goal" November 15, 2018 0.3/1 1.08[27] 0.3 0.68 0.6 1.74[65]
5 "Malivore" November 29, 2018 0.3/1 1.01[28] 0.3 0.73 0.6 1.74[66]
6 "Mombie Dearest" December 6, 2018 0.4/2 1.18[29] N/A 0.65 N/A 1.83[67]
7 "Death Keeps Knocking on My Door" December 13, 2018 0.3/1 1.05[30] 0.3 0.71 0.6 1.76[68]
8 "Maybe I Should Start from the End" January 24, 2019 0.3/1 1.01[31] 0.3 0.74 0.6 1.75[69]
9 "What Was Hope Doing in Your Dreams?" January 31, 2019 0.3/1 1.01[32] 0.3 0.70 0.6 1.71[70]
10 "There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True" February 7, 2019 0.4/2 1.15[33] 0.2 0.65 0.6 1.80[71]
11 "We're Gonna Need a Spotlight" February 21, 2019 0.2/1 0.71[34] 0.3 0.70 0.5 1.41[72]
12 "There's a Mummy on Main Street" February 28, 2019 0.3/2 0.87[35] 0.2 0.63 0.5 1.50[73]
13 "The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do" March 7, 2019 0.2/1 0.81[36] 0.3 0.72 0.5 1.53[74]
14 "Let's Just Finish the Dance" March 14, 2019 0.3/1 0.96[37] 0.2 0.62 0.5 1.58[75]
15 "I'll Tell You a Story" March 21, 2019 0.3/1 1.00[38] 0.2 0.68 0.5 1.68[76]
16 "There's Always a Loophole" March 28, 2019 0.3/2 0.93[39] 0.2 0.64 0.5 1.57[77]

Season 2Edit

No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "I'll Never Give Up Hope" October 10, 2019 0.3/1 0.80[40] 0.2 0.66 0.5 1.46[78]
2 "This Year Will Be Different" October 17, 2019 0.3/1 0.82[41] 0.2 0.70 0.5 1.53[79]
3 "You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know" October 24, 2019 0.2/1 0.84[42] 0.3 0.62 0.5 1.47[80]
4 "Since When Do You Speak Japanese?" November 7, 2019 0.2/1 0.79[43] TBD TBD TBD TBD


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