How Legacies Pulled Off Those Crossovers With The Flash And Scream
Legacies just connected itself to fellow The CW show The Flash. The November 15 episode also tied-in Scream's Ghostface. Both Legacies references came through MG's (Quincy Fouse) nightmares, but really through Executive Producer Julie Plec's behind-the-scenes efforts. She first explained how The Flash's Gorilla Grodd appeared on the vampire spinoff:
Yes, as Julie Plec tweeted, since Legacies is part of The Vampire Diaries Universe, and The Flash is in the DC universe, this is technically the first "TVDU-DCU crossover." Is it too soon to ask for more?
Gorilla Grodd first showed up to terrorize Team Flash in The Flash Season 1, and he got his own two-parter in The Flash Season 3. And last night he returned to scare Legacies character MG.
But that wasn't enough for Legacies Season 1, Episode 4. "Hope Is Not the Goal" also added a Scream connection, and Julie Plec explained how that one came about:
As Julie Plec noted, Scream was her first film experience, and where she started developing her horror cred. She's credited as a co-producer on both Scream 2 and Scream 3, as well as Wes Craven's Cursed.
Now Julie Plec is the queen of The Vampire Diaries Universe. The Vampire Diaries and its first spinoff The Originals are both off the air, but they gave birth to the joint baby Legacies. So far, Legacies has brought back several TVD characters -- except for one major character we're all waiting on. Since the new series is embracing a monster-of-the-week format, there's always room for more horror-crossover nightmares. (Maybe Swamp Thing? That's what the dude at the end looked like.)
Legacies Season 1 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW. Check out what else is on in our fall TV premiere guide.
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