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Julie Plec Says Legacies Is What She Originally Intended The Vampire Diaries to Be

Here's what we learned about the upcoming series

Keisha Hatchett

Are you ready to heady back to Mystic Falls? The Vampire DiariesandThe Originalsuniverse continues to expand with the latest addition to the franchise, Legacies!

Set at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted, Legacies promises to be a mashup of old faces and places we know and love including Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) and the Salvatore Boarding House, of course. Plus, expect some seriously new twists on the way! Legacies showrunner Julie Plec and the cast hit New York Comic-Con this weekend to screen the first episode for fans and reveal hints at what's to come. Here's everything we learned!

Legacies' Romances Will Be Way Less Creepy Than The Vampire Diaries'

Legacies is what Julie Plec originally thought The Vampire Diaries would be. "It's a world that keeps giving back creatively," Plec said. "This show is what The Vampire Diaries was before it became TVD. Everything I always thought TVD would be, I was able to circle back and bring to here."

You're going to see Jeremy Gilbert again. Jeremy has kept busy as a hunter and something brings him back to Mystic Falls this season. "He's out in the field. He'll pop up in a couple of episodes," revealed Plec.

Matt Donovan is still not a big fan of supernatural creatures. Although Sheriff Donovan works alongside Alaric, he won't be afraid to put his foot down if bodies start to drop, which may lead to them being on opposing sides. "It puts him and Alaric in a good place for some tension," Plec teased.

Alaric Saltzman will take his headmaster duties seriously. "He's taking on a new set of responsibilities. He genuinely is coming from a place of love," said Matt Davis. "He's somewhere between Professor X and Dumbledore."

You're going to see more of Mystic Falls. Accordingto Plec, the first few episodes "play into what's going on with the school and the town of Mystical falls." The local high school kids are not fond of the students at Alaric's private school for troubled rich kids which creates a rivalry between both schools.

Don't expect another love triangle. Alaric's daughters Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie (Kaylee Bryant) will crush on the same guy but that doesn't mean they'll compete for his love. "It's less of a love triangle and more of a decision of whether or not [Josie] wants to pursue it. It's a co-dependent plight more than anything else," said Plec.

Legacies employs more humor than The Vampire Diaries. The monster-of-the-week format isn't the only change for Legacies. The show will have more fun with its young, supernatural characters. "We wanted to embrace our inner Buffy and have a good time," Plec explained.

Legacies premieresThursday, October 25 at 9/8c on The CW.

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