'Legacies' Won't Feature Relationships & Romances Like 'Vampire Diaries' & 'The Originals' Did

'Legacies' Won't Feature Relationships & Romances Like 'Vampire Diaries' & 'The Originals' Did

Not only will the format of Legacies be different, but the romances will as well.

Speaking with TV Guide, Julie Plec that the romances will also be different.

The new show is planning on avoiding all the problematic nature of some of the relationships that happened on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.

“When I read ‘The Vampire Diaries’ [book] and I thought, ‘Well, God, that’s weird. Stefan’s technically been on this Earth for, like, 162 years and Elena’s 17,’ and I said I’m just going to let it go, because Edward was older,” she shared.

“And, like, that was literally, like, people seem cool with Edward and Bella [from Twilight], so they’re going to be cool with this and that’s just the end of it, and I’m going to, like, just put my head down and power through.”

However, it’s 2018 now and times and narratives have changed.

“There is something deeply romantic in that gothic and harlequin romance kind of way, and deeply inappropriate if you look at it through another lens,” Julie added. “There just is only one lens in my opinion in this moment, and I’m cool with that.”

She continues, “It’s actually…we’ve tried to be a little bit just socially responsible for the moment. It also opened doors for us to tell vampire stories that we haven’t actually told yet. So it’s fun.”

Legacies will debut on October 25th on The CW.

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  • Christopher Corvino

    one of the reasons so many liked TVD was its socially inappropriate relationships. I don’t like where this is going. Hopefully Plec won’t completely alienate the core fan base. But the less this show is like TVD and Originals i feel the worse off its gonna be.