After the success of ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ came ‘The Originals,’ and ‘Legacies‘ happens to be a spinoff of the latter. It continues the story of the same fantastic universe set up over the shows. Inhabited by supernatural creatures, ‘Legacies’ introduces us to a new generation on whom the future of this fictional world depends.
The story follows Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. She has descended from incredibly powerful vampire, werewolf and witch bloodlines. The story is set two years after the events of ‘The Originals’ and we see Hope trying to adjust to the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. The school is a haven where gifted supernatural kids can harness and control their powers. The show has been successful for two seasons, raising the question of whether there will be a ‘Legacies’ Season 3. Let’s find out.
Legacies Season 3 Release Date
Before you start worrying, let us put your mind at ease. In January 2020, The CW already renewed ‘Legacies’ for Season 3, while Season 2 happened to be underway. Normally, we’d expect the show to stick to its schedule and drop the new season in October 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown have put a wrench in the plans.
Season 2 could not air the slated roster of 20 episodes and had to stop after Episode 16. Meanwhile, work on Season 3 is delayed indefinitely subject to when the lockdowns are eased. Therefore, it also remains to be seen if the remaining four episodes are a coda to Season 2, released separately, or aired as part of Season 3. The longer the lockdown lasts, the chances of it being packaged into Season 3 are higher. Factoring in all these aspects, one should expect ‘Legacies’ Season 3 to release sometime in early 2021.
Legacies Season 3 Cast: Who can be in it?
Since ‘Legacies’ could not finish its intended Season 2 run, we can’t be certain of who makes it into Season 3. However, in the absence of any shocking deaths and plot twists, it is safe to say that Danielle Rose Russell will return as Hope, while Aria Shahghasemi reprises his role as her love interest, Landon Kirby.
Other members we expect to return are Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman, Jenny Boyd as Lizzie, her sister, and Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman, their father, and the headmaster. Notably, Alaric might also have a chance of finding love again, in the future. However, the biggest news is that Nina Dobrev is likely to return as a guest member. She’s played several roles in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ universe, and it remains to be seen what character she plays in the upcoming season.
Legacies Season 3 Plot: What can it About?
Once again, since Season 2 hasn’t reached a natural conclusion, one cannot be certain of the incidents waiting for us in Season 3. However, the creatures that have plagued the school are likely to return, while Hope and her friends must also stay ahead of new threats. One story arc that might be revisited is the riddle left by the Sphinx. We see that the creature unleashes havoc with its ability to see into the future, but the riddle has left several fans stumped. However, the show makers have assured us that it ties in with a wider arc concerning Hope’s destiny. It will likely be addressed in the new season.
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