For Vampire Diaries fans hoping that Candice King’s Caroline will put in an appearance on the series’ spinoff, Legacies, there is fresh hope. In response to a moving Instagram post from King, Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries’ co-creator and Legacies’ executive producer), indicated there is “more to come.”
Let’s back up a bit. Candice King was reminiscing about the show celebrating the 10th anniversary of its pilot airing. In a poignant post, King recalled her experience, and thanked The Vampire Diaries’ co-creators, Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, for the “opportunity of a lifetime.” You can check out King’s post here:
If you were not already in a super sweet and nostalgic frame of mind, there is more! The Vampire Diaries’ co-creator, Julie Plec, responded to Candice King’s post. Her comment leads one to wonder if King’s time on the franchise is anywhere close to over. In response to King, Plec wrote:
Is the “more to come” part a nod that Candice King could be on her way back to the franchise? As fans are well aware, Legacies is the latest installment in The Vampire Diaries universe. Candice King’s fan-favorite character Caroline has yet to make an appearance, even though Caroline’s surrogate daughters are central parts of the series.
Legacies is bringing on a character from one of the previous shows in Season 2, but the returnee is not Caroline Forbes. That said, the Season 2 premiere will involve Caroline, with the downside being she will not be seen on-screen. There has been expressed interest in having Candice King come onto the show, though, so that is positive.
Caroline’s on-screen has absence has been explained, but how much longer Legacies can weather her not being on the show is an open-ended question. There have been significant Caroline updates to help fans cope, now it's just a game of wait and see.
In the meantime, Legacies has continued paying homage to its predecessor series. The show recently named a new character set to join the cast in Season 2 after someone with a connection to Caroline.
Story-wise, there are a lot of reasons for Legacies to bring Caroline on. Lizzie and Josie, whom she co-parents with Alaric, are leading busy lives. One of them is getting a new love interest in Season 2 and you can bet Caroline would want to weigh in on that.
Plus, there is a potentially ominous new character set to join Legacies next season. Caroline's help should be needed! Based on what is known so far, Caroline is not confirmed for Season 2. However, the story provides ample reason for her to come aboard. Is it going to happen? Stay tuned!
Legacies has its Season 2 premiere on Thursday, October 10, at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. The spinoff is part of this fall’s premieres. You can catch up on Candice King’s run as Caroline on The Vampire Diaries via Netflix, along with newly arriving content.
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