'Legacies' Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot: What Time Does 'Legacies' Come On?

After Legacies ended its last season with its main character sacrificing herself to save her friends, Season 2 is now airing on The CW, with some exciting changes planned at the Salvatore School.

The Legacies showrunner has teased that the cast for Season 2 will include some familiar faces from one the shows the series spun off from, The Originals, while the plot sees the students try to cope with life without Hope (played by Danielle Rose Russell). However, the trailer reveals that she may not be dead for long in the new season of the series from The Vampire Diaries universe.

What Time Does Legacies Season 2 Come On?

The second season of The CW show will start on Thursday, October 10 at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT, after the premiere of the final season of Supernatural. Episodes will then air weekly on Thursday night.

Legacies Season 2 will have 20 episodes, four more than the previous season. After airing on The CW, these will be available to watch on the network's website and app, which hosts the previous five episodes on their catch-up service.

Netflix will get all 20 episodes of Season 2 just over a week after the season ends, which is likely to be some point in April 2020.

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Danielle Rose Russell playing Hope Mikaelson (right) will return to the cast of "Legacies" Season 2. The CW

Who is in the Cast of Legacies Season 2?

The CW has confirmed that the following cast members will be returning:

  • Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson
  • Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman
  • Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman
  • Quincy Fouse as MG
  • Aria Shahghasemi as Landon Kirby
  • Peyton Alex Smith as Rafael Waithe
  • Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman

They will be joined by new cast members Bianca Kajlich as Sheriff Mac, "the human line of defense in a town regularly besieged by monsters" according to a CW bio, as well as her son Ethan (Leo Howard) and daughter Maya (Bianca Santos). The Salvatore School will also have a new headmaster, Professor Verdemus (Alexis Denisof) and a new vampire student, Sebastian (Thomas Doherty).

Legacies showrunner Julie Plec also confirmed that some cast members of The Originals will be back. She told TV Guide: "I think there's going to be an opportunity this year to see some of the Originals…I don't know who and I don't know when, but the way that Hope's storyline is shaping up, there's definitely a link to the family that got left behind…that we will have to address at a certain point. And it would be nice to see a familiar face."

Earlier in October, The CW confirmed that one of these people form the past would be Hope's aunt Freya Mikaelson (Riley Voelkel), who will appear in Episode 6.

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"The Originals" cast member Riley Voelkel will be back as Freya Mikaelson in "Legacies" Season 2 The CW

What Will Happen in Legacies Season 2?

According to the official CW plot synopsis: "Season 2 will show us a world without Hope Mikaelson and all the chaos that goes along with it. All the while, Hope will be trying to find her way back to the school she has learned to call home and the friends she has learned to love like family. It will be filled with new monsters and more romantic and emotional surprises than ever."

Plec told TVLine of the upcoming season: "There's a hint of a [dark] new force at the beginning of the season, and the mystery of who that new force is takes us all the way through the first chapter of the season into our midseason cliffhanger."

Is There a Trailer for Legacies Season 2?

The CW released a trailer for the season in October that gives fans a glimpse of what else will happen in the new episodes. The 30-second promo sees Josie and Lizzie worrying about whether they will survive the merge, while Landon feels something he cannot describe is missing from his life.

Legacies Season 2 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT on The CW