Legacies: Steven R. McQueen to Reprise The Vampire Diaries Role!

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Jeremy Gilbert is returning to Mystic Falls!

The Vampire Diaries veteran, Steven R. McQueen has closed a deal to appear on the new spin-off, Legacies, according to TV Line. 

He is slated to appear on the third episode of the magic school-set series. Jeremy was last seen in a blink, and you'll miss it moment on the series finale of The Vampire Diaries. 

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He appeared to be working at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted. Given that Legacies was a mere idea at that point, there was no indication about whether we'd ever get to see the character again. 

Until now. 

When The Vampire Diaries kicked off in 2009, Jeremy was a stoner kid who was struggling to cope after his mother and father died after crashing their car before the series kicked off. 

Related: Legacies Trailer: Welcome Back to Mystic Falls!

He subsequently got close to Vicki Donovan before she was killed after getting a little bit too handsy with Elena upon transitioning into a vampire. 

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His next lover was of the supernatural variety. Poor Anna. She never lived past The Vampire Diaries Season 1, but we did get to see her again as a ghost, so there's that. 

The expanded synopsis for Legacies reads:

For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in LEGACIES, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

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It’s here that Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults — including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby — 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? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies. 

Related: Legacies: How Will Paul Wesley Be Involved?

LEGACIES stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi, with Matt Davis. LEGACIES is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Brett Matthews (“The Vampire Diaries”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Originals”).

Aside from McQueen, it has been confirmed that Zach Roerig will appear as Matt Donovan on the series premiere. 

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Legacies debuts October 25th on The CW.

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Legacies Quotes

You want to know how your dad is, or should I say where he is. After all, he did die to save your life — a lovely gesture for such a mercurial man.

The Necromancer

Alaric: Cheater!
Hope: You should really get a vampire to start doing my training. You're getting a little old for me to break your human bones.
Alaric: How dare you.

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