The Vampire Diaries got two spin-offs, The Originals and Legacies. Some characters have appeared in all three shows and here is the list!
The Vampire Diariesbroadcast on the CW from 2009 to 2017, made such an impression that two spin-offs on this universe were born, The Originals as well as more recently, Legacies. The Vampire Diaries ran for eight seasons and established a lore-rich universe that both series have continued to build on. Season 2 of The Vampire Diaries introduced Klaus Mikaelson, a member of the original vampire family. The big bad Klaus quickly became a fan favorite along with his siblings Rebekah and Elijah, and in 2013 the Mikaelsons got their own spin-off, The Originals. At the end of this series, Legacies saw the light of day, featuring Hope Mikaelson, Klaus’ daughter, as well as the Saltzman twins… If these series appeal to fans, they still have their own DNA. Some characters from this universe have appeared in these three shows!
Alaric Saltzman was a regular character in The Vampire Diaries. He arrived in Mystic Falls during Season 1. From Damon’s best friend to surrogate father for Elena and Jeremy. Alaric fell in love with Jo, who was murdered on their wedding day while she was expecting twin girls. Otherwise, Alaric appeared in episode 8 of season 4 of The Originals and he is now one of the main characters of Legacies !
Lizzie and Josie Saltzman
Jo and Alaric’s daughters, Lizzie and Josie, were featured in Season 7 of The Vampire Diaries. When Kai killed his sister, the Gemini witches placed the babies in Caroline’s womb to secure their future. Lizzie and Josie inspired Alaric and Caroline for the Salvatore School: a place where their daughters would be safe from the outside world and where they could learn to control their powers. At the end of The Vampire Diaries, the twins were 5 years old. In The Originals, Lizzie and Josie appeared in Episode 12 to save Hope from being consumed by the Hollow. In Legaciesthey play an important role and are very popular with fans.
Dorian Williams made his debut in The Vampire Diaries during season 8. He was a college student who worked as an intern for Alaric at the armory. During the Series Finale of The Vampire Diaries, Dorian worked at the Salvatore School. He made a brief appearance in episode 1 of season 5 of The Originals and then landed a role in Legacies !
Matt Donovan has been around since the very first episode of The Vampire Diaries and he is one of the only characters to have remained human. As the series progressed, Matt grew increasingly resentful of the presence of vampires in Mystic Falls. In episode 17 of season 3 of The OriginalsMatt, the town sheriff, was forced to help Finn and Elijah rescue Freya from Lucien’s castle even though he had banished the town’s vampires… Matt then made an appearance in the first episode of Legacies, still serving as Sheriff, and is one of the few people in Mystic Falls who knows the school’s true purpose. Will he reappear in the show? While waiting to find out, discover the first images of the filming of season 3 of Legacies!