Welcome to Mystic Falls! After debuting in October 2018, The CW’s Legacy was hailed as a The Vampire Diaries and The originals spinoff for the next generation, while taking place at the fictional Salvatore School run by RSTby Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis).
While students and native townspeople have grown up for a long time, Julie Plec-helmed spinoff focuses on the town’s next generation of supernatural children, which includes Alaric and Caroline’s twins and Klaus Mikaelson’s teenage daughter, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell).
Additionally, over its four seasons, several fan-favorite characters have made cameo appearances, including Chris Woodthe infamous Kai Parker, Steven R. McQueen like Jeremy Gilbert and Zach Roerigis Matt Donovan, who has since been promoted to sheriff of the small town in Virginia.
“Sheriff Donovan gets a reference in the first episode as the mad local conspiracy theorist, the crazy town lunatic who thinks monsters are real. It’s a pretty fun role,” Plec said exclusively. We Weekly in July 2018. “Mystic Falls has recovered. They don’t know they have a boarding school for supernatural children or have a 200 year history of vampire violence, so this crazy sheriff. We like to think he’s kinda like Hopper’s stranger things, he’s just trying to protect his small town. He knows that all monsters are real and they have no idea.
Several seasons after Roerig’s pilot cameo, fans were thrilled to learn that the super girl alum would bring Kai back for a February 2020 episode, titled “Kai Parker Screwed Us,” reuniting on-screen nieces Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant) and Lizzie Saltzman (Jenny Boyd).
“[The reunion] is just as confusing and full of anger and spite as you imagine it would be,” Wood teased to E! News at the time. “Kai loves nothing more than a toy, and for him, someone to play mind games with, to torture, to cheat with. I mean, that’s where he feels things. C So that’s his only fuzzy place that ruins people’s balance, so it’s full of that.
As Season 4 began airing in October 2021, TVLine has confirmed that Claire Holt would reprise her role as Rebekah Mikaelson in a November episode.
“Hope is found by the only person who could help him – Rebekah Mikaelson,” according to the episode synopsis. “Rebekah is afraid of the path Hope has chosen but is doing everything she can to join it.”
A month earlier, the Australia native gushed about her time playing the vampire and hoped to return to the supernatural role.
“I miss Rebekah a lot,” Holt said exclusively We in September 2021. “I really do. I would love to have the opportunity one day to play it again. She was just such a dynamic character, and those characters don’t really come back often. And he was a character that fans really connected with, and I loved that. And I loved how I was able to take this journey with them for so many years. It was just a great experience working with the people I was able to work with. They are still my friends to this day. Spending seven years of our lives with these characters is like going to college with them.
Keep scrolling to see how many beloved RST and Originals the stars returned in the spin-off: