Legacies is the lastest series in the Vampire Diaries Universe and it has managed to acquire a massive following. Now, with two seasons in, can we expect the third one. Let's explore.
The Vampire Diaries franchise seems to be as immortal as the very characters featured in it. Spin-off after spin-off and the success continues to mount in their favor. The latest spin-off series "Legacies" has been getting loads of attention but is it going to be short-lived or is it going to stand the test of time like its predecessors. Only time will tell. Now with Legacies season 2 basically over, can we expect the third season. Let's explore.
Good news for all you "Legacies" fans out there! The show has been renewed for a third season. The CW was very quick in bringing back our friends from the Salvatore School. The announcement of the renewal was made very soon after the release of season 2. The official Twitter page for the series shared the news on January 7th, 2020 with the caption:
There’s more monsters to fight. #Legacies has been renewed for Season 3!
The CW has announced that Legacies Season 3 will be released in January 2021
With such a speedy renewal we could have assumed that the third season would premiere in October just like the other seasons. However, as you know, the current COVID-19 situation has caused many delays in the entertainment sector. Any filming that was to be done for the new season would certainly be postponed to a later date for the safety of the cast and crew.
The current world situation also caused the rest of season 2 to be delayed as well. The last episode of season 2 was not meant to be the spring finale.
We completed through episode 216 for now. It’s actually a fun accidental season finale with a good cliffhanger, so it will be temporarily satisfying until we’re able to go back and finish the rest.— Julie Plec (@julieplec) March 14, 2020
The show's creator, Julie Plec, in a response to a tweet, mentioned that the last episode may have to serve as an "accidental" season two finale for now:
We completed through episode 216 for now. It's actually a fun accidental season finale with a good cliffhanger, so it will be temporarily satisfying until we're able to go back and finish the rest.
This could mean that the rest of season 2 may actually not happen and just be moved into season 3. There's no confirmation on that yet.
It's really going to be impossible for us to tell who's going to return for the new season because we still don't know who's going to survive season 2. The Vampire Diaries universe has taught us that no one is safe and a character can be here today and gone tomorrow. But we can probably safely assume that we'll be seeing Danielle Rose Russell return as Hope Mikaelson
Aria Shahghasemi as Landon Kirby, Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman, Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman, and Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman.
Season 2 "ended" with a bit of a cliffhanger as we saw Hope and Landon unable to wake up. Dark Josie is now dead and Josie is back to normal but the Necromancer is still out on the loose in the school. The new season will most likely continue on from here and let us know if Hope and Landon are dead. They most likely aren't dead, but if they are they will have to return, right?
Another possible plot that can emerge in the new season is the return of Kai Parker. Kai Parker featured in the original Vampire Diaries series as the villain who killed Josie and Lizzie Saltzman's mother.
The beginning of season 2 hinted his return and Plec told TVLine that this was "definitely not the last we've heard of him".
"We'll keep laying little Kai Parker Easter eggs, because he is a massive part of the twins' backstory and mythology, which is something we plan on telling stories from for the entire series," she added.
"While I know we'll never be able to get Chris Wood back for an entire series, it's certainly fun to keep him alive in the hopes that we'll get to see him in small doses over the course of the run of the show."
At the moment, there is no trailer for the third season. We have made this section so that we can easily update it when a trailer is released. For now, feel free to enjoy the trailer for season 2.
repeat after me .... if there is a legacies season 3 and penelope park is not in it , i will not watch it AT ALL pic.twitter.com/O6DVNuNpfB— 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 ᴮᴸᴹ (@parksIetter) May 26, 2020