Legacies Showrunner Teases New Vampire for Season 2

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We are still months away from the premiere of Legacies Season 2, but the excitement is at an all-time high. 

Showrunner, Julie Plec has confirmed to TV Guide that another vampire will be part of the show's orbit during the sophomore run. 

Sadly, this vampire will not be one from The Vampire Diaries or The Originals, but if Legacies Season 1 proved anything, it was that it could stand on its own two feet. 

At a Loss - Legacies Season 1 Episode 16

The new vampire will be very old, like older than Damon and Stefan Salvatore, and even Katherine Pierce. 

"We're really excited about a new character that we're introducing," Plec told the website.

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"We really want to bring an old, old, old-world vampire. We made the rule for our school that the vampires who go to our school actually need to be teenagers... not hundreds of years [old] because then you get into some creepy math."

"But we want to introduce a vampire who kind of got desiccated when he was 17 in maybe the 15th century and now wakes up in the 21st century and realizes that all the rules of being a vampire have changed and that he does not fit into this very modern world."

My Dad Bought This Dress? - Legacies Season 1 Episode 14

While it sounds somewhat similar to Rebekah Mikaelson waking up just under a century during The Vampire Diaries Season 3, we need to remember that this new vampire will have been asleep for around 500 years. 

If you watch Legacies online, you know that Hope Mikaelson made the ultimate sacrifice during Legacies Season 1 Episode 16

She sacrificed her very existence with the aim of keeping Malivore locked away from the world. This meant that everyone forgot who she was because she jumped into the tar-like substance to another dimension. 

A Desperate Situation - Legacies Season 1 Episode 16

It remains to be seen whether this new vampire could have a link to any of the characters on the show, but this wouldn't be a Julie Plec series without some serious family drama. 

What are your thoughts on the new vampire?

Hit the comments below. 

Legacies returns in the fall. 

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Legacies Quotes

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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Alaric: Block with your hand.
Hope: I got it.
Alaric: If you had it I wouldn't have to say it.