3:30 pm EDT, September 10, 2019

‘Legacies’ season 2 release date, trailer, cast, plot details and more (Updated!)

We have a trailer for the premiere episode! Check out the Legacies season 2, episode 1, “I’ll Never Give Up Hope” trailer and come back here for all the rest of the details you want to know.

Update (1/16/19): Stills and synopses are now available for Legacies season 2, episode 9 and 10.

We might be back in Mystic Falls, catching up with all our supernatural friends and finding out what Julie Plec and company have in store for us, but these episodes are still way too far apart. How is anyone supposed to get their Legacies fix in just one hour a week?!. In the downtime, check out all of our Legacies season 1 articles, revisit all the episodes, and stay ready for a season full of hijinks, monsters, and more.

Everything you need to know about ‘Legacies’ season 2

‘Legacies’ season 2 premiere date

Only a month to go, Legacies fans! Season 2 premieres Thursday, October 10th at 9/8C on the CW.

‘Legacies’ season 2 official synopsis

Last season, viewers were thrilled to tap into a whole new passion for “The Vampire Diaries” / “The Originals” universe, when the third installment in the franchise launched with LEGACIES. Set in the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted, LEGACIES told the story of the next generation of supernatural beings as they learn what it means to be special in a world that may never understand. Typically a school for vampires like MG (Quincy Fouse), werewolves like Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) and witches like twins Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant), the kids and their beloved headmaster Dr. Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis) were stunned to come face to face with a series of monster and creatures they had only ever heard of in myth and lore. A dragon. A gargoyle. The Headless Horseman. The evil behind the real-life resurrection of these formerly fictional beings proved to have a horrifying connection to the school’s newest student, Landon Kirby (Aria Shahghasemi). This led his first and only love, Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), the school’s shining star, to sacrifice her place at the school — and in the world — to protect Landon from a terrible fate.

Season two will show us a world without Hope Mikaelson and all the chaos that goes along with it. All the while, Hope will be trying to find her way back to the school she has learned to call home and the friends she has learned to love like family. It will be filled with new monsters and more romantic and emotional surprises than ever.

‘Legacies’ season 2 trailer

‘Legacies’ season 2 episode titles and synopses

Episode 1: “I’ll Never Give Up Hope” (Read our review!)

Official Synopsis: A SUMMER WITHOUT HOPE — After discovering that there may be a way out of Malivore, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) becomes more determined than ever to find her way back to Mystic Falls. Alaric (Matthew Davis), who is still reeling after being voted out as headmaster by the honor council, continues looking into the mysterious night Malivore was destroyed. Elsewhere, as the students leave for summer vacation, Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) stays behind to keep an eye on Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith), while MG (Quincy Fouse) heads to Atlanta to spend time with Kaleb’s (guest star Chris Lee) family. Finally, while Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) spends the summer in Europe with Caroline, Josie (Kaylee Bryant) searches for answers about the mysterious ascendant that Alaric was keeping from them.

Directed by: Julie Plec
Written by: Brett Matthews & Julie Plec

Episode 2: “This Year Will Be Different” (Read our review!)

Official Synopsis: ALEXIS DENISOF GUEST STARS AS THE NEW HEADMASTER — Determined to move forward with her new life alone, Hope’s (Danielle Rose Russell) latest hunt leads her on a collision course with the past she’s been desperately trying to leave behind. Meanwhile, on their first day back in school, Landon’s (Aria Shahghasemi) newfound status as the popular guy leads to tensions with Josie (Kaylee Bryant). Elsewhere, as MG (Quincy Fouse) contemplates telling Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) how he feels about her, the arrival of a mysterious vampire puts a wrench into his plan. Finally, as Alaric (Matthew Davis) gets settled into his new role at Mystic Falls High School, the students of the Salvatore School meet their new headmaster, Professor Vardemus (guest star Alexis Denisof).

Directed by: Jeff Hunt
Written by: Thomas Brandon

Episode 3: “You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know” (Read our review!)

Official Synopsis: THE SALVATORE SCHOOL VS MYSTIC FALLS HIGH — As the Salvatore School prepares for its annual football game against Mystic Falls High, the latest monster to arrive in Mystic Falls sets its eyes on one of the students. Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) and Josie’s (Kaylee Bryant) relationship is put to the test when a player from the opposing team catches his eye. Elsewhere, Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) enlists MG’s (Quincy Fouse) help learning more about Sebastian (guest star Thomas Doherty), and Alaric (Matthew Davis) goes head to head with Professor Vardemus (guest star Alexis Denisof).

Directed by: Michael Allowitz
Written by: Brett Matthews & Adam Higgs

Episode 4: “Since When Do You Speak Japanese?” (Read our review!)

Official Synopsis: THE LOST SAMURAI — When a samurai shows up in Mystic Falls looking for a demon that possesses its victims, Josie (Kaylee Bryant) leads the charge to defend her friends from the demon’s wrath. Meanwhile, as Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) and Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) head to Mystic Falls High in hopes of learning more about the mysterious Hope (Danielle Rose Russell), MG (Quincy Fouse) is conflicted by a secret he’s uncovered about Lizzie’s (Jenny Boyd) new vampire friend Sebastian (guest star Thomas Doherty). Finally, just as Alaric (Matthew Davis) lets his guard down around the town’s new sheriff, a confrontation with a demon forces him to reevaluate his priorities.

Directed by: Geoff Shotz
Written by: Penny Cox

Episode 5: “Screw Endgame” (Read our review!)

Official Synopsis: ’80s DECADE DANCE — As the Salvatore School prepares for its upcoming ’80s-themed decade dance, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) find themselves trapped inside a never-ending labyrinth with a monster on their trail. Meanwhile, Josie (Kaylee Bryant) and Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) decide whether or not to take their relationship to the next level. Elsewhere, MG (Quincy Fouse) turns to Kaleb (guest star Chris Lee) for advice on what to do about Sebastian (guest star Thomas Doherty), while Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) struggles to adjust to his life back at the school. Matthew Davis also stars.

Directed by: Barbara Brown
Written by: Brett Matthews & Thomas Brandon

Episode 6: “That’s Nothing I Had to Remember” (Read our review!)

It has been revealed that Riley Voelkel will make her appearance in this episode as Freya Mikaelson! Could this be the episode where everyone FINALLY remembers Hope? Does Hope need her aunt’s help to restore herself to everyone’s memories? Only time will tell!

Official Synopsis: MYSTIC FALLS CELEBRATES COMMONWEALTH DAY / RILEY VOELKEL STARS AS FREYA — When a truth-seeking monster arrives in Mystic Falls during Commonwealth Day, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) fear that the secrets they’ve each been keeping have made them targets. Meanwhile, MG (Quincy Fouse), Kaleb (guest star Chris Lee) and Kym (guest star Ebboney Wilson) seek out an unlikely ally, who may have knowledge on how to take down the latest monster. Finally, Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) receives an unexpected visit from one of the Salvatore Students. Matthew Davis and Kaylee Bryant also star.

Directed by: Bola Ogun
Written by: Adam Higgs & Josh Eiserike

Episode 7: “It Will All Be Painfully Clear Soon Enough” (Read our review!)

Official Synopsis: THE RACE TO CLOSE THE MALIVORE PORTAL — After deciding that leaving town would be for the best, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) gets pulled back in after Josie (Kaylee Bryant) comes up with a risky plan to close the Malivore portal. Elsewhere, Alaric (Matthew Davis) and Dorian (guest star Demetrius Bridges) make an alarming discovery about Professor Vardemus (guest star Alexis Denisof), while Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) learns some upsetting news about Landon’s (Aria Shahghasemi) future. Jenny Boyd also stars.

Directed by: Lauren Petzke
Written by: Jimmy Mosqueda & Cynthia Adarkwa

Episode 8: “This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent” (Read our review!)

Official Synopsis: IT’S CHRISTMAS IN MYSTIC FALLS — Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) joins forces with an unlikely ally to take down a Christmas monster, who’s using holiday cheer to infiltrate the Salvatore School. Elsewhere, Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) surprises Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) with news about his family lineage, and Sebastian (guest star Thomas Doherty) accompanies Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) on her latest mission. Kaylee Bryant and Matthew Davis also star.

Directed by: Brett Matthews
Written by: Brett Matthews & Hannah Rosner

Episode 9: “I Couldn’t Have Done This Without You”

Official Synopsis: THE RETURN OF THE NECROMANCER — Back and ready to wreak havoc, The Necromancer (guest star Ben Geurens) sets his plan for revenge in motion. To mend fences with Josie (Kaylee Bryant), Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) offers to help her learn more about the mora miserium. Elsewhere, Alaric (Matthew Davis) enlists Landon’s (Aria Shahghasemi) help to find out if Sebastian (guest star Thomas Doherty) is a threat to the school. Jenny Boyd and Quincy Fouse also star.

Directed by: Carl Seaton
Written by: Thomas Brandon & Hannah Rosner

Episode 10: “This Is Why We Don’t Entrust Plans to Muppet Babies”

Official Synopsis: HAPPY COVEN DAY — As the witches of the Salvatore School come together to celebrate Coven Day, the latest monster to infiltrate the school targets Alyssa Chang (guest star Olivia Liang) and the other students by spreading discord and creating chaos among the covens. Elsewhere, Alaric (Matthew Davis), Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie (Kaylee Bryant) search for a solution that keeps Josie protected from the dark magic brewing inside the mora miserium. Fed up with feeling powerless alongside Hope, Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) asks her to give him self-defense training. Finally, Alaric’s past comes back to haunt him. Quincy Fouse and Chris Lee also star.

Directed by: America Young
Written by: Adam Higgs & Josh Eiserike

Episode 11: “What Cupid Problem?”

Official Synopsis: LOVE IS IN THE AIR WHEN CUPID SHOWS UP IN MYSTIC FALLS – After learning that Josie, Lizzie and Alaric are in trouble, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) leads the charge to save them. Meanwhile, Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) seizes the chance to keep an eye on the latest monster in town in order to prove himself useful. Elsewhere, MG’s (Quincy Fouse) attempt at a perfect first date with Kym (guest star Ebboney Wilson) takes a disastrous turn when Hope enlists his help in her plan. Chris Lee also stars.

Directed by: Darren Grant
Written by: Penny Cox & Cynthia Adarkwa

‘Legacies’ season 2 casting news

Our main cast, Danielle Rose Russell, Kaylee Bryant, Aria Shahghasemi, Jenny Boyd, Matthew Davis, Quincy Fouse, Peyton Alex Smith, Chris Lee, and Nick Fink will all be back.

No news yet on Lulu Antariksa or Karen David’s return, but as both of their characters were left alive and well at the end of Legacies season 1, chances are good that we will see them at some point. **crosses fingers**

We have a handful of new characters joining Legacies for season 2, on top of our already amazing cast.

We recently learned that Alexis Denisoff joined the cast for season 2, and we might be a little excited about it. Alexis’ character, Professor Vardemus, will be the new headmaster at the Salvatore School after Alaric is ousted by the Honor Council vote. You can check out all the reasons to be excited about this particular bit of casting right here.

Also joining the cast this season is Thomas Doherty. He will be playing Sebastian, an old world vampire that needs a little guidance in navigating a new time, who may find himself bonding closely with Lizzie Saltzman.

We also know that we are getting a new family in Mystic Falls, whose matriarch will be taking over sheriff duties from Matt Donovan. While we don’t have a last name, we do know that Sheriff Mac (whose name is a lovely nod to the inimitable Marguerite MacIntyre who portrayed Sheriff Forbes on TVD for the majority of the show’s 8 season run, and has since gone on to write for both The Originals and Legacies) will be played by Bianca Kajlich, and has two children, twins in fact, named Maya and Ethan, who will be played by Bianca Santos and Leo Howard, respectively. Julie Plec hinted at SDCC in July that these twins may have some interest in Hope Mikaelson… you know, once she returns from Malivore and is a little less forgotten by everyone on Earth.

The newest bit of casting news details a new love interest for M.G.! Ebboney Wilson will be playing a recurring human character named Kym who will become very interested in learning more about his world after an adorable meet cute. A human/vampire romance? What could possibly go wrong? Lol.

‘Legacies’ season 2 details and plot points

Season 2’s first episode will bring us back at the end of summer break. Josie and Lizzie spent their summers apart, with Josie staying in Mystic Falls for some quality dad time, while Lizzie took off for a European excursion with Caroline. It looks like this isn’t going to be due to any falling out, but simply some time apart for each of them to focus on their individual persons, rather than falling into their twin roles all the time.

Also, we may see new romance for Josie in season 2. Despite having some serious chemistry with Penelope, locking lips with Rafael, and revealing her childhood crush on Hope, we will probably see yet another new love interest for her. And, it has to be said, that from a few of the stills for the season, she’s definitely gotten closer to Landon during this Hope-less summer. Could he be her new romance?

Alaric, having been ousted from his role as Headmaster at the Salvatore School, may find himself back at Mystic Falls High, but this time, as it’s principal. This was all but confirmed by Matt Davis at SDCC. I’m excited to see what this means for the two schools’ relations, since they’ve been combative at best for many years.

For even more fun details about what we will be seeing in season 2, make sure to check out our SDCC coverage.

Word from the Powers-That-Be

We know that there is a visit from Hope’s Aunt Freya written into season 2, but with Riley Voelkel’s commitments to Roswell, New Mexico, it may have to be restructured a bit to fit into her schedule.

And if only we could use superzoom and read those post-its on the wall. We would have ALL THE DETAILS.

Official Stills

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