The first trailer for Legacies is here. Executive producer and series writer Julie Plec gave fans a first look at the next chapter of The Vampire Diaries/The Originals trilogy by unveiling the show's first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con. Stars Danielle Rose Russell and Matthew Davis were also on hand at the event. Even though The Vampire Diaries just concluded its run last year, this looks like it could fill the void for those who have been missing melodrama and fanged, mystical creatures all rolled into one. The trailer kicks off with our main character providing a little bit of much-needed backstory

"My name is Hope Mikaelson. I come from a long line of the villains in your stories. I'm the daughter of a werewolf and a vampire, the granddaughter of an evil witch. They call me the Tribrid, I'm the only one of my kind. I'm born from evil, fighting every day to be good. There's no place in the world for someone like me, except one, the Salvatore School. The locals think we're a school for troubled rich kids, the troubled part is true."

As the trailer continues, Hope sets things up saying, "This is a story of magic, of secrets and betrayals, first loves and first heartbreaks. It's a story of friendship and family, of battling our own demons so we can face the monsters around us. This is a story, our story, of trying to be normal in a world that is anything but. The only question is, will we be its heroes or its villains?" To get the answer to that question, people are going to have to tune in this fall when the show makes its debut. There has been a lot of fantasy TV over the years, but this show will introduce us to something called a "tri-bred," which appears to be a vampire, witch and werewolf, all rolled into one. Points for originality, that's for sure.

Legacies is a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, where 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson and others come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves, in spite of their worst impulses, all under the watchful eye of headmaster Alaric Saltzman.

This follows in the footsteps of The Vampire Diaries for The CW, which ran for a total of eight seasons and 171 episodes. The Originals, the first spin-off, kicked off in 2013 and is currently airing its fifth and final season. That makes this universe an incredible success and one that the network wanted to continue on with, in some form or another. Hence, we're getting Legacies.

Brett Matthews, Leslie Morganstein and Gina Girolamo executive produce the series alongside Julie Plec. Legacies is set to air on The CW Thursdays, starting on October 25. Check out the first trailer, courtesy of the Warner Bros. TV YouTube channel, for yourself below.

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