The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted will have a new student starting this year at the supernatural school. The Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies returns for a brand new season and while Hope Mikaelson’s (Danielle Rose Russell) friends (and the world) have forgotten about her after she sacrificed herself in Malivore’s pit, one vampire will surely have the students’ attention in Mystic Falls.
A very, very old vampire (though he was turned as a teenager) will be forced to navigate the world of the 21st century after being desiccated (they’re unable to move) for hundreds of years. "We really want to bring in an old, old, old-world vampire," Julie Plec told TV Guide.
She continued, "But we want to introduce a vampire who kind of got desiccated when he was 17 in maybe the 15th century and now wakes up in the 21st century and realizes that all the rules of being a vampire have changed and that he does not fit in into this very modern world."
So, who is Sebastian on Season 2 of Legacies? Thomas Doherty takes on the role as the teenage vampire that has come to Mystic Falls … and apparently, he’s caught the eyes of one particular classmate.
Who is Sebastian on Season 2 of Legacies? What to know about Mystic Falls’ newest vampire.
"Lizzie [Saltzman] develops feelings for him very quickly," Jenny Boyd told TV Guide. "He's kind of an Ian Somerhalder type — smoldery, old-school guy — so that's definitely her jam... He's a little bit 'Smolderhalder' 2.0, you know? He's got that vibe, that really sexy, just impossibly beautiful human type of thing going on."
Teasing the possible relationship between the pair, Jenny told the outlet: "Lizzie obviously has strong opinions about everything, so we'll see how that plays out in their relationship. Adding, "It's kind of that line between lust and hate at times, maybe. You know this thing of, like, 'Oh, I really like you, but I don't like that I like you.'" Well, we certainly can’t wait to watch how Sebastian reacts to Lizzie’s strong 21st century personality.
Who is Thomas Doherty?
You may recognize the 24-year-old actor for his role in the Disney Channel original movies Descendants 2 and Descendants 3. Most recently, the Scottish native can be seen starring alongside Helen Mirren as Peter Zavadovsky in the series Catherine The Great.
While it’s easy to see how Thomas’ good looks can be comparable to the infamous “Smolderhalder” (Ian’s nickname on The Vampire Diaries), the actor only has eyes for his former Disney co-star Dove Cameron. The longtime couple is not shy about expressing their love for one another on social media.
“I’ve been in awe watching you grow as a performer/actor/singer, and inspired to have watched your dedication and commitment to your craft. I’m honoured to be your boyfriend, and experience your unconditional love, compassion, kindness and shocking yankee banter on a daily basis,” he recently posted in a lengthy Instagram statement. Basically, the pair is totally #RelationshipGoals.
Watch the Season 2 premiere of Legacies on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.