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The Vampire Diaries & The Originals Spin-Off Series is Confirmed, People!

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Welcome all newcomers to The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted! The CW has FINALLY confirmed that there’s a brand-new series in the works and, yes, it is definitely a spin-off of the beloved Vampire Diaries and The Originals and it goes by the name of Legacies.

Excitement has been SO high ever since The CW announced The Originals spin-off series Legacies back in March. Another mystical adventure set in the TVD and The Originals universe? WIN. While this news already has us pumped for the series, we’re basically through the roof because The CW just revealed a little more insight as to what we can expect to see from Legacies, and more importantly, who we can expect to see.

The network has shared that Legacies is the story of The Originals‘ Hope Mikaelson, portrayed by Danielle Rose Russell. Hope is the daughter of Hayley Marshall-Kenner and Klaus Mikaelson aaaand a tribrid. You know, a vampire-witch-werewolf. Duh.

Hope is enrolled at The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted, a school whose name speaks for itself, that was established in the series finale of The Vampire Diaries, and where Hope can be found currently during this season of The Originals. Now, her story will take on a life of its own on Legacies.

The official synopsis reads, “Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves… in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?”

Yeahhhh, you can go ahead and count us in. TVD fans will also be pleased to hear that Matt Davis will be reprising his role as Alaric Saltzman from The Vampire Diaries. Alaric will definitely have a lot on his hands managing three teenage girls because what we’ve heard about at least one of his twin daughters, who have only been mentioned on The Originals, is that trouble seems to find them… which honestly only makes us more excited.