Legacies ended its first season with a huge established order shift. In order to save lots of the world from Malivore, Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) sacrificed herself in an act that might in the end make it as if she had by no means existed. It makes for a severe cliffhanger contemplating how a lot of Legacies revolves round Hope and its left followers with tons of questions, however at the very least a few of them might have been answered because of the debut of Legacies‘ Season 2 trailer.
In the trailer we get a glimpse of a world with out Hope and it is one which seems to heart a bit extra on the Saltzman sisters. The sisters found on the finish of Season 1 that there’s a ritual they should take part in when they’re little bit older that can consequence in certainly one of them dying — The Merge.
While the trailer does not reveal an excessive amount of in regards to the upcoming season, it does appear to trace that we’ll be attending to discover extra what Hope’s absence means for these she’s left behind though they do not actually keep in mind her in addition to doubtlessly repay on one thing that Russell has beforehand mentioned she would like to discover: Hope’s darkish aspect.
“I think that Season 2 will definitely explore Hope’s absence in this world and the impact that she does have,” Russell mentioned earlier this 12 months. “I’d really love to explore her darker side a bit after jumping into Malivore. I’m sure it’s taken some sort of effect on her mental psyche.”
Not that Hope was in one of the best place earlier than Malivore. In The Originals, the collection Legacies is spun-off from, Hope misplaced each of her mother and father beneath fairly traumatic circumstances, to not point out being possessed by The Hollow, the spirit of a highly effective, evil witch whereas she was a little one and a host of different horrors. They’re occasions that followers have by no means actually seen Hope take care of, due in half to a time leap between The Originals and Legacies.
“I’d really like to see how Hope handles situations, traumatic situations, more on-screen,” she added. “Because after the death of her parents, we kind of did a time jump, and we didn’t really see that process, and I’d love to see that process explored a little bit more. And I’d also love to see the impact that it has on Hope and Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) because she did it for them, so it’s kind of a beautiful and tragic dynamic that I’m really excited to see more of next year.”
The second season of the collection may also see an exploration of extra fantastical creatures even with Malivore being defeated.
“We’ve had conversations about demigods and demons and more fantastical creatures,” Plec instructed TV Line following the season finale. “We’ve also had conversations about creatures with historical implications and literary references. If a book has been written about a headless horseman, who’s to say that the headless horseman didn’t also exist in Malivore’s time?”
“It’s certainly our intention, conceptually, to have a similar structure for the next season,” Plec continued. “Without giving freely an excessive amount of about how or why, we positively like the concept that issues we would not count on to exist in our little Vampire Diaries universe preserve knocking on the door of the Salvatore School and inflicting issues.”