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Yes, class, Legacies Season 2 is now in session, continuing The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spinoff! We will return to witness more supernatural shenanigans from Hope Mikaelson, the Saltzman twins, and -- maybe if we're extra lucky? -- Caroline Forbes and Penelope Park starting Thursday, October 10, 2019 on The CW.
The Vampire Diaries Universe ruler Julie Plec announced the start of production with a steamy tweet. Not steamy because of any shipping romance, or because Posie is back for its rightful endgame (yet). Nope, it's because Legacies Season 2 starts filming in Georgia in July. That kind of humidity is its own Monster of the Week!
Whew! Keep the heat in mind when watching the Legacies Season 2 premiere, and all early episodes. The hair and makeup team will probably be quite busy patting the stars down and making sure their hair doesn't do what mine does in humidity.
Julie Plec also took fans back to Mystic Falls, Virginia (which is filmed in Covington, Georgia) through an Instagram Story, captured and tweeted by one of Legacies' wonderful international fan sites:
And we're off! Legacies Season 2 has a lot of 'splainin' to do, since the Season 1 finale showed our beloved tribrid Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) sacrifice herself in the Malivore pit. Now she has been erased from memory, which should be interesting to see. There should still be traces of Hope around, and that may give us breadcrumbs to get her back. Meanwhile, Hope and Ryan Clarke (Nick Fink) are apparently going to have a Damon and Bonnie relationship, ala The Vampire Diaries.
That sounds like a perfect opportunity to introduce Kai to me, since he fit in with that team so well -- before Bonnie trapped him in another Prison World, using Gemini Coven magic from young twins Josie and Lizzie Saltzman. The Legacies Season 1 finale showed Josie and Lizzie finding the Ascendant that was used to trap their evil Uncle Kai, and if Kai actor Chris Wood is game to return to The Vampire Diaries Universe, we could see him interact with his nieces. Fingers crossed.
Julie Plec recently said Hope's Legacies Season 2 storyline is shaping up to be a natural fit for some of her family from The Originals to show up. She didn't explain more, but fans are hoping that means Hope somehow connects with her late mother Hayley or her late father Klaus, or her living loved ones, like Freya, Rebekah, Marcel, Vincent, etc. Klaus Mikaelson actor Joseph Morgan just got a series regular role on a new show, so he may be too busy for a cameo, but you never know. The door is open.
Speaking of that door being open, yes, we're wondering if Candice King will bring Caroline to the Salvatore School in Legacies Season 2. Also, will Penelope Park return from Europe? Will we maybe take a class trip, ala Spider-Man: Far From Home, so the Saltzman twins can visit their mom and maybe Josie can reconnect with Penelope? Posie fans would love that, and they are never shy about letting Julie Plec know they want to see actress Lulu Antariksa back on screen with Josie's Kaylee Bryant.
Now that Legacies Season 2 is starting production, we should be hearing more about cast members returning for filming, and more supporting character returns from The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, or Legacies Season 1. Don't forget that a brand new vampire character is also coming to Season 2, and I already love the potential there. Word on vampire street suggests Season 2 will have 20 episodes, up from Season 1's 16. The CW hasn't confirmed that yet, but it's an exciting thought. The fun begins Thursday, October 10 at 9 p.m. on The CW.