CW 'Legacies': Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailers, And Everything You Need To Know

23 July 2018, 21:08

CW Legacies Hayley Saltzman twins
Picture: CW/Legacies
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

'Legacies' lands on CW in the Fall. The 'Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals' spin-off sees the torch handed off to a new generation of witches, werewolves, and vampires. When does Legacies premiere, who has been cast, and what is it all about? Here's everything you need to know about the Julie Plec produced supernatural drama.

Following the incredible runs of both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals on CW, the network is giving a younger generation of supernatural witches, vampires, and werewolves a chance to carve out their own stories.

Legacies will land on the network this fall and Hope Mikaelson will be our informal guide. Julie Plec returns as executive producer in this third installment of a supernatural universe first brought to life in 2009 with The Vampire Diaries.

So, what can fans expect to see from the students of the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted?

When does CW Legacies premiere? - Release Date

Buckle up guys, Legacies is officially on CW's fall line up. Expect to dive into the series starting from Thursday, October 25. Thursday was historically the night The Vampire Diaries aired in its 1-6 seasons, a night of television which averaged the show 3.6 million viewers per episode in season 1.

Hope Legacies
Picture: CW/Legacies

CW Legacies trailers, teasers, first look

CW dropped its first official Legacies trailer at San Diego Comic Con. In the trailer, fans are given a more expansive look at the academy, Hope Mikaelson's potential love life, and Alaric Saltzman's twins all grown up.

Legacies | Legacies Comic-Con® 2018 Trailer | The CW

In the trailer, we learn that the kids at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted are just like normal teens except they face constant battles that threaten to place them on the side of either good or evil.

Despite Hope's family background, she is determined to remain good but, as we all know, even the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.

Who has been cast in Legacies?

Picture: CW/Legacies
Alaric twins
Picture: CW/Legacies

Danielle Rose Russell returns as Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. Vampire Diaries' Matthew Davis also reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman.

Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson (Witch, werewolf, vampire)


A post shared by Danielle Rose Russell (@itsdaniellerussell) on

Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman (Human)

Matthew Davis Legacies Alaric
Picture: Getty/Ethan Miller

Aria Shahghasemi as Landon Kirby (Human)

Aria Shahghasemi as Landon
Picture: CW/Legacies

Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman (Siphoner/Witch)

@millionsofkates is now hired as my personal photographer 😂👯‍♀️

A post shared by Kaylee Bryant (@kaylee.bryant) on

Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman (Siphoner/Witch)

Last Night 💛🚨

A post shared by Jenny Boyd (@jenarooski) on

Quincy Fouse as M.G. (Vampire)

True understanding provides peace, and destroys *the ego’s path to ignorance*

A post shared by Quincy Fouse (@quincyfouse) on

CW Legacies plot

Legacies follows Hope Mikaelson, the powerful offspring of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall as she navigates student life at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Though she is a very powerful supernatural being, Hope falls for Logan Kirby, a human, but finds that it may not be in her best interests to share her secrets with him.

Alaric Saltzman's twins are grown up and powerful in the series as well. With Julie Plec at the helm, the series is sure to give us all the supernatural intrigue and romance fans saw in The Originals and The Vampire Diaries.

Legacies premieres on the Thursday, October 25.