When fans of The Originals were first introduced to Hope Mikaelson during season four of the hit Vampire Diaries spin-off, she was a 7-year-old child still being taken care of by her parents. But when the final season of The Originals premiered last week, the show jumped years into the future, introducing us to a teenage Hope played by actor Danielle Rose Russell.

Daughter of Hayley Marshall and Original vampire Klaus Mikaelson, Hope returns to New Orleans in the premiere after being expelled from school and hopes to bring her family back together after her dad’s years-long absence. There’s plenty in store for Danielle’s character this season, especially considering she’s a rebelliously powerful tribrid — a witch and werewolf with vampire blood (call her a triple threat). Armed with a handful of supernatural puns and a passionate defense of her love for “Stelena”, the 17-year-old performer opened up about what it’s like to join a beloved legacy show and how she balances school, friends, and a blossoming acting career.

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“LEGACIES”
THURSDAYS (9:00-10:00PM ET) THIS FALL ON THE CW

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. 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. 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”).



The Originals may not be returning for a sixth season, but the Mikaelsons’ story is far from over.

The CW has given a series order to Legacies, TVLine has learned, with series creator Julie Plec at the helm. Here’s the official synopsis:

Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults 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?

Plec will serve as an executive producer, along with Brett Matthews, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

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