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SDCC 2018: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff ‘Legacies’ Gets Full Trailer

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The Vampire Diaries may be done and The Originals may be ending, but the Legacies have arrived. While it’s been somewhat of a mystery project up until now, The CW released the full trailer for their Vampire Diaries/ Originals spinoff series, Legacies during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday. The series follows the kids of Klaus and Alaric as they come together at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. You can watch the full trailer below!

The trailer dives into the series’ overall theme of what exactly makes a villain? It’s a story that was often explored when it came to Klaus on both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, and it will be interesting to watch the show dive into what it’s like to be the descendants of what humans believe to be the evilest of creatures. In the trailer, Hope Mikaelson provides a dramatic voiceover that reads:

“My name is Hope Mikaelson. I come from a long line of the villains in your stories. I’m the daughter of a werewolf and a vampire, the granddaughter of an evil witch. They call me the Tribrid, I’m the only one of my kind. I’m born from evil, fighting every day to be good. There’s no place in the world for someone like me, except one, the Salvatore School. The locals think we’re a school for troubled rich kids — the troubled part is true…This is a story of magic. Of secrets and betrayals. First loves and first heartbreaks. It’s a story of friendship and family, of battling our own demons so we can face the monsters around us. This is a story, our story, of trying to be normal in a world that’s anything but. The only question is: Will we be its heroes or its villains?”

The series stars Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaleson, Archie Winston as Jacques Parker, Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman, Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman, with Matt Davis reprising his Vampire Diaries role as Alaric Saltzman. Legacies will be written by Vampire Diaries helmer Julie Plec and Brett Matthews.

Legacies premieres Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9/8c on The CW.

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