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'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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Klaus Might Make The Ultimate Sacrifice for Hope on 'The Originals' Series Finale

Klaus Might Make The Ultimate Sacrifice for Hope on 'The Originals' Series Finale

Klaus sits at the head of the table during a family dinner in this pic from The Originals series finale.

In “When the Saints Go Marching In”, intent on saving Hope’s (Danielle Rose Russell) life, Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family forever.

“Some of you will be happy, some sad, either way, I ask you to be kind & not spread hatred,” Danielle tweeted out to fans as the series finale approaches.

She adds, “We all worked so hard to tell this story, & have it live up to so much. I feel very grateful I got to play a little part in the Mikaelson story..but with every end, comes a new beginning!(;.”

The Originals airs TONIGHT, August 1st @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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Julie Plec & 'Legacies' Stars Share First Look Trailer at New 'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff

Julie Plec & 'Legacies' Stars Share First Look Trailer at New 'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff

Julie Plec, Danielle Rose Russell, and Matthew Davis pose for a photo while attending Sirius XM’s Entertainment Weekly radio broadcast during 2018 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 21) in San Diego, Calif.

The writer/executive producer of the show, along with the two stars, gave a first look at the new show during a panel that same day.

Legacies is the third installment of The Vampire Diaries story, following The Originals. Here’s a synopsis: “Legacies is a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, where 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson and others come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses…all under the watchful eye of headmaster Alaric Saltzman.”

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'The Originals' Cast Gives Heartfelt Thank You to Fans Ahead of Final Episodes (Video)

'The Originals' Cast Gives Heartfelt Thank You to Fans Ahead of Final Episodes (Video)

Can you believe there’s only one episode of The Originals left before the series finale?!

When TV Guide asked the cast what they’ll miss most about their CW show, they all brought up their fans.

“This show wouldn’t have existed without you guys,” Joseph Morgan said. “You watched Vampire Diaries and you started putting all of these trailers online, making all these trailers for The Originals. I mean, you guys even named it… You took a couple of villains from that show and you decided you wanted a show about them, and I’m just so grateful we got to go on that journey with you, so thank you so much for that experience.”

“We really worked hard to tell great stories for you,” showrunner Julie Plec added, “And your passion and your enthusiasm and your total rage at me for saying the show was over means that it meant a lot to you, and I appreciate that.”

“Your love and your support and your kindness does not go unnoticed,” Claire Holt shared. “We talk about it all the time, and I’ll remember it for the rest of my life.”

Hear what Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood, Riley Voelkel, Nathaniel Buzolic, and Danielle Rose Russell had to say below.

The Originals airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

'Originals' Spinoff 'Legacies' Starts Filming Today!

'Originals' Spinoff 'Legacies' Starts Filming Today!

It’s officially the first day of filming on Legacies, the third Vampire Diaries franchise television series!

Showrunner Julie Plec and star Danielle Rose Russell both shared a little, but dark, sneak peek at the set on social media.

“Today is the 1st day of shooting for the 3rd series in the #TVD universe. Welcome to #Legacies,” Julie wrote with a pic of the clapperboard.

“It’s less of a backdoor pilot and more of a preview of [Legacies],” she adds, talking to TVGuide about the first look at Legacies we’ll be getting on The Originals, which is in its’ final season. “We stay very much in the world of The Originals and of the people who are on our show, but it happens to sort of wander into the world that the new series will inhabit.”

Danielle added that you’ll maybe get a little peak at the new characters coming to the show in the preview episode next week.

“Throughout the season you’ve seen the writers sort of dabble in the magical boarding school, so in the backdoor pilot episode you do see a lot of that,” she shared. “You see a lot of focus on Mystic Falls as opposed to New Orleans. You see a lot of the people that [Hope] will come in contact with, a few in particular, so it’s a good episode that kind of teases what’s to come.”

We can’t wait to watch!

Day One.

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Hope's Life Will 'Hang In The Balance' Towards The End of 'The Originals'

Hope's Life Will 'Hang In The Balance' Towards The End of 'The Originals'

We only have three more episodes until the end of The Originals, and we just got a little scoop about the one before the end.

Showrunner Julie Plec revealed and confirmed to TVLine about Alaric’s return to the show, and how it’s going to impact Hope, played by Danielle Rose Russell, and the future of spinoff series, Legacies.

Alaric will be returning in the penultimate episode, which is set at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted in Mystic Falls; and he’ll maybe have a hand in helping out Hope.

The episode will focus on Klaus returning to the town, seeking help for Hope, whose life hangs in the balance.

Hopefully, we’ll get even more details about that storyline when The Originals returns this week on The CW.

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Danielle Rose Russell Talks How Hope & Klaus’ Relationship Will Change For Final Episodes of ‘The Originals’

Danielle Rose Russell Talks How Hope & Klaus' Relationship Will Change For Final Episodes of 'The Originals'

Danielle Rose Russell Talks How Hope & Klaus' Relationship Will Change For Final Episodes of 'The Originals'

So, we don’t have a new episode of The Originals tonight, which is unfortunate. But, we do have a little more detail about what’s ahead in the final episodes – especially concerning Hope and Klaus.

Danielle Rose Russell opened up in a new interview about how Hope’s life and relationship with Klaus is going to change for the remainder of the season.

“I think that’s something that the fans are going to enjoy a lot, this relationship,” she shared with TV Guide. “She gets to explore with her dad now without limits anymore.”

Danielle continues, “They’re kind of getting to know each other still. They haven’t been in each other’s lives very often and Hope really needs her dad. So, they’re kind of getting to know that dynamic and know each other, but it’s really sweet, the dynamic between Hope and Klaus.”

“It ends up being very family-oriented, the show, kind of towards the last… four episodes that we have left,” she notes. “The dynamic between Hope and Klaus being explored in these next couple episodes I think will really bring a lot of warmth to peoples’ hearts.”

The Originals returns next Wednesday on The CW.