Hope lastly awakened on the finish of the ‘Legacies’ season Three premiere, because of a kiss from Landon. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Danielle Rose Russell about season 3’s ‘darker’ flip and concentrate on Handon.
Legacies returned for season Three on Jan. 21, and issues are about to get a lot extra sophisticated for Hope and the crew. Hope awakened from her supernatural coma, however there will likely be “penalties” in consequence, in keeping with Danielle Rose Russell. Hope and Landon additionally appear to be stable, however their relationship will face its largest challenges but.
HollywoodLife obtained EXCLUSIVE scoop from Danielle about what to anticipate all through season 3. She famous that Hope and Landon’s relationship is a central focus this season and new “exterior forces” will threaten to tear them aside. Danielle additionally teased the highly-anticipated musical episode and weighed in on the passionate Legacies fandoms.
Fortunately, Hope is awake by the top of the primary episode. I really feel like in terms of Legacies, nothing is ever as simple because it appears. Will there be any type of after-effects of Hope waking up?
Danielle Rose Russell: I believe that whereas Hope is within the supernatural coma, everybody type of suspects that the Necromancer is behind this. So clearly, persons are form of frantic and actually apprehensive about her as a result of nobody is aware of why she hasn’t woken up. When she does get up, you’ll see the explanation why. Clearly, she was on this supernatural, comatose state. I want I might inform you extra, however I can’t with out giving it away. There will certainly be some penalties.
Landon woke her up with what I’d liken to a real love’s kiss. It looks like they’re in a really, excellent place, which makes me assume there’s solely going to be chaos very quickly to comply with. What are you able to say about their relationship and the way it evolves this season?
Danielle Rose Russell: I believe this season is definitely very Hope and Landon centered and form of focuses on their relationship. Clearly, we picked them up in an important spot originally of the season, but when we stayed in that very same spot, we’d have nowhere to go. However I do assume that we’re going to see lots of these exterior forces try to rip Hope and Landon other than each other and seeing them battle for one another, however we don’t understand how lengthy that may final. I believe it’s one thing to contemplate that Hope and Landon are utterly reverse supernatural creatures to one another. Landon is the son of Malivore, which is tremendous poisonous to Hope and vice versa. I believe that’s one thing that’s additionally explored within the season, which I’m very glad about as a result of I believe it provides an entire new layer to their relationship.
With Landon and the scenario with him final yr, everybody thought he was useless. I can solely assume that there will likely be penalties to what’s occurred to him as nicely and never simply Hope.
Danielle Rose Russell: Sure, 100 %. This season explores lots of Landon and lots of his entire familial dynamic and who he’s, and I believe that after he was killed final yr, he positively goes to be modified this season. He goes via a stronger character arc than we’ve ever seen him earlier than. It’s actually fascinating, and I’m trying ahead to bringing a brand new, considerably darker twist to those characters, which I believe you’ll see this yr positively.
On the finish of the episode, we obtained that final second twist that Legacies is at all times actually good for with Alyssa and the Necromancer seemingly teaming up probably as soon as once more. We’ve clearly seen Hope have her points with each of them. Now that she’s awake and whatnot, what sort of annoyances will these two trigger her this season?
Danielle Rose Russell: I imply, granted, the Necromancer’s cope with Alaric final yr is form of what prompted Landon to die final yr. So I believe that Hope is certainly extraordinarily indignant. We do see some extra interplay between the Necromancer and Hope, which I actually needed to discover extra of. Ben [Geurens], who performs the Necromancer is a really, very gifted actor and fantastic to work with. However getting again to Hope, she at all times tries to save lots of the day, so I don’t assume that modifications a lot, particularly in terms of Landon. Now we’re type of a 3rd of the best way into the season with filming, I’ve by no means actually performed this aspect of Hope earlier than the place she is attempting to save lots of the day, however it’s in a a lot darker, extra obsessive method as a result of there’s lots of desperation to save lots of Landon and to cope with all of those mentioned exterior forces which can be attempting to tear them aside.
Clearly, quite a bit modified up to now yr, however I do know that Julie [Plec] had teased a musical episode. Is that also going to occur?
Danielle Rose Russell: Sure, we really filmed it. I’ve already seen it. It’s one among my absolute favourite episodes we’ve ever achieved. Thomas Brandon, who’s such a gifted author, wrote it and did all of the music for it in collaboration with different individuals, in fact. It’s actually such a enjoyable episode. It focuses much more on the varsity, that are normally a few of my favourite episodes. It’s much more grounded. It’s such a pleasure to look at. I believe everybody’s going to like it.
Final season ended with Hope actually going to nice lengths to save lots of Josie. The place does their relationship go on this third season? How does it evolve from what they skilled, particularly with Darkish Josie final season?
Danielle Rose Russell: I believe you guys noticed Josie take a step again from her magic and all that form of stuff after she went very darkish. I believe that her separating herself is extra her character arc for this yr I believe. However so far as Hope is anxious and her pals and the individuals round her, I actually do should say that the season feels a lot extra centered on Hope and Landon. I believe that may create some pressure or distance between her and her pals. So I don’t know. I haven’t gotten that far but within the scripts, however we’ll discover out collectively.
With Legacies, the fandoms are superb, irrespective of who you’re . There are fandoms for Hope and Landon, in addition to Hope and Josie. What’s that been like so that you can be in the midst of these two very passionate teams?
Danielle Rose Russell: Passionate is certainly the phrase I’d use. For me, it’s fantastic to see individuals actually so concerned in these characters and actually have lots of hope for, no pun supposed, Hope being a feminine protagonist and with the ability to discover totally different components of her sexuality. All I can say is that I’ve no management over what occurs, however I’m utterly open to exploring Hope with different individuals, whether or not that’s with Josie or different characters sooner or later. At any time when it is sensible for the story. However once more, that’s as much as the writers. But it surely actually is so enjoyable, and it makes all of it form of value it to see these followers so obsessed with our characters.
Legacies is understood for its monsters of the week. What are you able to say in regards to the future foes this season?
Danielle Rose Russell: I believe that this season does focus a bit on Malivore extra so than the assorted monsters. I believe that we’re lastly form of reaching a degree within the present and within the story of the place can we go from right here? Contemplating we’re form of fairly superior within the present at this level. I believe that the present focuses much more on Malivore than particular monsters. That’s to not say that there received’t be monsters this yr, however I do assume that we’re going to see that Malivore storyline come to its peak, if you’ll. I believe that it has a very fascinating impact on Hope and Landon and on all of those characters.