Elena Gilbert. Stefan Salvatore. Damon Salvatore. Caroline Forbes. Klaus Mikaelson. Alaric Saltzman. Bonnie Bennett. Good old Matt Donovan. The world of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals was populated with so many icons in the last nine years, and in a little bit more than a month, fans will get to meet their Legacies in Mystic Falls as the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted will be open for business.
While fans going into the series will already know Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and Alaric (Matt Davis), the rest of the cast will be made up of relatively new characters that we don’t know a whole lot about. After a Legacies discussion at this year’s Television Critics Association press tour, we asked Executive Producer and creator Julie Plec about some of the other characters we will be meeting when the series premieres October 25 on The CW.
“I’m honestly so excited for the first opportunity to parade the rest of these guys out here in front of you,” Plec enthused. “They are delightful. Josie and Lizzie Saltzman, the twins. M.G., the young vampire. Landon Kirby, the young human who we met very briefly in Mystic Falls in episode 12 of The Originals this year. Rafael Waithe who is a new kid, new werewolf… they are incredible. They are so cool, and they’re such good kids… and their characters are so lovely, and damaged, and [messed] up, and fun, and soulful… it’s a world that I am having such a good time playing in,” she said.
You can see photos of the Salvatore School students who make up the show’s cast below.
For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in LEGACIES, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted. It’s here that Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell); Alaric Saltzman’s (Matthew Davis) twins, Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant); and other young adults — including high-energy vampire MG (Quincy Fouse), newly-triggered werewolf Rafael Waithe (Peyton Alex Smith) and the mysterious Landon Kirby (Aria Shahghasemi) — come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies.