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Matt Davis Says Alaric Saltzman Is Similar to Dumbledore on 'Legacies'

Matt Davis Says Alaric Saltzman Is Similar to Dumbledore on 'Legacies'

Matt Davis is dishing on Alaric’s role as headmaster in Legacies.

While attending New York Comic-Con last weekend, the 40-year-old actor opened up a little more about what to expect his for his character’s new role.

“He’s taking on a new set of responsibilities. He genuinely is coming from a place of love,” he said, via TV Guide. “He’s somewhere between Professor X and Dumbledore.”

EP Julie Plec also dished that even though Sheriff Donovan and Alaric work together, Donovan isn’t afraid to put his foot down. “It puts him and Alaric in a good place for some tension,” she said.

'Legacies' Showrunner Reveals The Format Will Be Different From 'Originals' & 'Vampire Diaries'

'Legacies' Showrunner Reveals The Format Will Be Different From 'Originals' & 'Vampire Diaries'

Danielle Rose Russell looks like she’s pondering life in this brand new still from her new series, Legacies.

During the Summer TCA Press Tour, the 18-year-old actress joined co-star Matt Davis and showrunner Julie Plec to talk about the new series and reveal that it will be unlike The Originals and The Vampire Diaries was in format.

Instead, Legacies will have a “monster of the week” format.

“There is definitely an overall big bad that we slowly hint at, but we’re doing something on this particular series that I have never done before, which is embracing, not always but often, a monster of the week,” Julie shared.

Danielle added, “It’s something we’ve been so, so excited talking about. We’re like, ‘This is what’s going to make our show different. This is what’s going to make our show so good!’”

Another thing discussed were Caroline and Alaric’s twins, Lizzie and Josie, who are Gemini witches and that makes them a target.

Caroline won’t be appearing in every episode, however, she will be on a mysterious mission regarding the “long term survival of [her] daughters.”

Legacies premieres in October on The CW.

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KJ Apa & Camila Mendes Strike a Pose at The CW Upfront Party 2018!

KJ Apa & Camila Mendes Strike a Pose at The CW Upfront Party 2018!

KJ Apa and Camila Mendes join forces at the CW Network’s 2018 Upfront Party!

The Riverdale stars were joined by their co-stars Charles Melton, Casey Cott, Vanessa Morgan, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart, and Mark Consuelos at the event held at Avra Madison Estiatorio on Thursday (May 17) in New York City.

Also in attendance were Roswell, New Mexico‘s Michael Vlamis, Jeanine Mason, Lily Cowles, and Nathan Parsons, In The Dark‘s Perry Mattfeld, and All American‘s Cody Christian, Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Karimah Westbrook, Monet Mazur, Bre-Z, and Michael Evans Behling.

Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins, Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, Black Lightning‘s China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Cress Williams, and Christine Adams, Dynasty‘s Elizabeth Gillies, Nicollette Sheridan, and Rafael De La Fuente, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom also stepped out for the party.

Charmed‘s Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock, and Sarah Jeffery, LegaciesDanielle Rose Russell and Matt Davis, and Thirty Seconds To Mars were there to show their support as well.

FYI: Lili is wearing an Elkin dress with Chloe Gosselin shoes. Camila is wearing a Missoni dress with a L’Afshar clutch. Elizabeth is wearing Vitor Zerbinato.

50+ pictures inside of CW stars at the event… More Here! »

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Danielle Rose Russell & Matt Davis Bring 'Legacies' To CW Upfont 2018

Danielle Rose Russell & Matt Davis Bring 'Legacies' To CW Upfont 2018

Danielle Rose Russell and Matt Davis were matching in blue at the 2018 CW Network Upfront held at The London Hotel on Thursday morning (May 17) in New York City.

The two actors will be starring in the upcoming third TVD series, Legacies, which is a spinoff from The Originals, that will be ending with it’s fifth season.

The series will be centered on teenage Hope in Mystic Falls at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted.

In addition to Danielle and Matt, Legacies will also star Aria Shahghasemi as Landon, and three new actors – Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd and Kaylee Bryant.

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The Originals' Danielle Rose Russell Will Star in Potential New Hope-Centric Series for The CW - Details

The Originals' Danielle Rose Russell Will Star in Potential New Hope-Centric Series for The CW - Details

Danielle Rose Russell might be playing Hope Mikaelson for a while longer — Deadline reports that there are plans for a potential new spinoff series, like it was predicted.

The series will star Danielle, as well as Matt Davis as Alaric, Aria Shahghasemi as Landon, and three new actors – Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd and Kaylee Bryant.

The potential new show won’t have a “backdoor pilot”, but instead a “short video presentation, largely compiled from scenes in the final 13-episode season of The Originals, which has been designed to lead to the potential offshoot.”

The Hope spinoff will vy for one of the pilot spots for the CW’s 2018-19 schedule.