Legacies: On Infinity + the supernatural teen drama for the nostalgic of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

On the streaming video service of Mediaset you can recover the first two seasons of The CW series that does not miss anything: witches, vampires, werewolves and sentimental dramas.

If you are among those who, just a few years ago, were glued to the screen to find out who would have chosen Elena between Stefan and Damon in the Vampire Diaries or who did not hide the enthusiasm listening to the unmistakable British accent of Klaus Mikaelson in The Originalsyou will surely find bread for your teeth looking Legacies. Spin-off of The Originals (in turn a spin-off of the Vampire Diaries) and created as the latter by Julie Plec – one of the queens of American supernatural teen dramas – Legacies you can retrieve it by streaming on Infinity +, where the first two seasons are available. Here’s everything you need to know and why, if you loved the original two series set in Mystic Falls and New Orleans, it could easily get you hooked.

Legacies: The plot and the characters

Legacies is set two years after the end of the The Originals. At the center of the tale is a new generation of supernatural beings, students of the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, on the outskirts of Mystic Falls. The protagonist is Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), the seventeen-year-old daughter of the vampire Klaus and the werewolf Hayley Marshall, known as the Tribrid, because she contains the powers of three supernatural species: she is half werewolf, a fourth vampire and a fourth witch. Considered by humans to be an evil being, Hope tries to keep her terrible impulses at bay to become a good person. Between heartbeat and pain, secrets, betrayals, friendships and life lessons, Hope will grow up alongside companions like her, battling her own demons every day to face the monsters around them.

Alongside Hope in this supernatural adventure, the daughters of Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis returning to the role she has previously held) Lizzie and Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant And Jenny Boyd) who possess no magic but can absorb it from others and use it anyway, the vampire MG (Quincy Fouse) who loves making pop quotes, werewolf Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) and his adoptive brother Landon (Aria Shahghasemi). In the second season, among the new entries in the cast, there are also Alexis Denisof (Angel) in the role of a sorcerer who came from Great Britain to teach at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted e Thomas Doherty (Gossip Girl) of a very ancient vampire with equally ancient ideas.

Easter eggs, returns, quotes: The strength of Legacies lies in the title

Although starting from a very simple premise (a school for supernatural beings who are still teenagers and, from such, they still face the “problems” of teenagers), Legacies knows how to use the typical elements of the supernatural teen drama to keep the attention of fans of the genre. The protagonists are fascinating and the dialogues witty but its strong point is undoubtedly in the title: the legacy – or rather, translating literally, the legacies – that it has collected from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. In addition to Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis and Aria Shahghasemi who have reprized the roles of Hope, Alaric and Landon already known to fans, several glories of the franchise have returned to the series as guest stars including Steven R. McQueen (interpreter of Jeremy Gilbert), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), Riley Voelkel in the role of Freya Mikaelson, Chris Wood in that of Kai Parker and even Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) who was involved as a director though.

Legacies

There is no shortage of numerous quotes they easter eggs who wink at longtime fans. From Caroline’s prom dress (Candice King) to Damon’s car (Ian Somerhalder), there are dozens and only the most loyal fans are able to catch them. Nevertheless, you don’t need to be a great expert on the franchise or remember all the details of the other two series created by Julie Plec to enjoy the vision. Although the series is specifically designed for an already established fanbase, one can get hooked on Legacies even without knowing in depth the ancient stories of the Salvatore brothers or the original vampires of New Orleans. What makes the difference is, once again, the “I touch The CW” (the network where the series airs in the United States): a mix of glamor, scandals, mystery and teen drama that for some reason makes any teen product attractive, let alone a spin-off of a spin-off that can already count on a consolidated legacy.


Watch Legacies on Infinity +

Legacies: On Infinity + the supernatural teen drama for the nostalgic of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals