Are you ready for more Caroline Forbes Salvatore in Legacies Season 2? We have yet to see actress Candice King return to the role she played on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, but we have heard the character of Caroline mentioned many, many times. That will happen again in the Legacies Season 2 premiere on Thursday, October 10.
The Legacies cast and producers are now at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con teasing Season 2, which is now in (steamy) production with the cast returning for filming this coming week.
Jenny Boyd plays Lizzie Saltzman, one of Caroline's twin daughters with ex Alaric Saltzman. Boyd was asked how Caroline's absence affects the twins in Legacies Season 2. CinemaBlend was in the audience for Boyd's intriguing response:
Another Caroline visit! Legacies Season 1 already mentioned the twins visiting Caroline in Europe. Caroline's absence was originally explained by Alaric saying she was recruiting for the Salvatore School. Later, he said she was really trying to find a way to help the twins avoid the Gemini Coven's Merge ritual when they turn 22.
The twins now know about The Merge, and it would be good to be a fly on the wall of their conversation with their mom. However, it sounds like this particular visit will be similar to the Legacies Season 1 visit where we as viewers hear about it but don't actually see Caroline.
That's disappointing, but we're just talking about the first episode, and the stars haven't even filmed it yet. It's possible Candice King will sign on for several episodes later in the season, and Jenny Boyd was just giving us a taste, with much more ahead.
Jenny Boyd did tease that Caroline "might be a little bit more present this season," so that's a hopeful suggestion. Hint, hint Candice King -- who signed on to moderate the SDCC Legacies panel, which was taken as a big hint that she was going to be part of the 2019-2020 season.
Jenny Boyd also recently told fans to get excited, 'cause the scripts for Legacies Season 2 were already blowing her mind.
Legacies Season 1 definitely established that Lizzie takes after Caroline in so many ways. They look similar, and have similar personality traits -- at least when it comes to the teen Caroline of The Vampire Diaries. Interestingly enough, Jenny Boyd and Candice King had an interesting real-life meeting right before Boyd got the role of Caroline's teen daughter. (The Saltzman twins were featured in The Vampire Diaries, but as young children, played by other stars.)
Caroline's presence has been deeply felt across Legacies so far, including in the return of her Klaroline dress from The Vampire Diaries.
Speaking of Klaus Mikaelson, Julie Plec did say Hope Mikaelson's Legacies Season 2 storyline was shaping up to leave room for some characters from The Originals to pop in. Might we see more Mikaelsons again? Maybe not Klaus himself, unless Hope ends up seeing the dead in Malivore and we get both Klaus and Hayley, which would be amazing and heartbreaking. There are plenty of living family members for Hope to contact, though.
This little Caroline tidbit was just the first of many Legacies Season 2 reports to come, so stick with CinemaBlend for all the SDCC updates. And cross your fingers for future confirmation that Caroline herself will appear on screen, along with a few other fitting favorites from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
Legacies Season 2 will premiere Thursday, October 10, 2019 on The CW.
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