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'Legacies' Stars Peyton Alex Smith and Quincy Fouse Talk Magic And Mystique In The CW's New 'TVD' Spinoff Show

'Legacies' Stars Peyton Alex Smith and Quincy Fouse Talk Magic And Mystique In The CW's New 'TVD' Spinoff Show

Nearly a decade after The CW first introduced us to Mystic Falls' bloodthirsty characters in The Vampire Diaries, and the New Orleans set-The Originals, executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Matthews are presenting the final installment of their supernatural saga, Legacies. Set in the distant future, Legacies follows a group of magical teens who all live in safe confines of the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted as they struggle to control both their magical and hormonal urges. 

Run by headmaster and TVD alum Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis), the Salvatore student population also boasts a few familiar faces. The Originals alum, Danielle Rose Russell stars as Hope Mikaelson, the first ever vampire/werewolf/witch hybrid who witnessed her parents' destruction during the final season of The Originals. Fans of the original television dramas will also remember Josie (Kaylee Bryant) and Lizzie Saltzman (Jenny Boyd), Alaric’s twin daughters who have their own battles to face. 

While Mystic Falls is no stranger to supernatural events, vampires, werewolves and witches, Legacies is set to unveil something fans of The Vampire Diaries universe have never seen before. 

Ahead of the series premiere, Shadow and Act traveled to Atlanta where Legacies is filmed. We spoke with The Quad alum, Peyton Alex Smith, who stars as Rafael -- a troubled young man just uncovering his true nature as a werewolf and Quincy Fouse, who plays M.G., a cheeky vampire trying to find his footing in the world. 

For Smith, stepping into a world that was already 236 episodes deep with The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, wasn’t as intimidating as one would think. After all, before becoming Rafael, he wasn’t uber-familiar with the franchise. "I’d seen a couple of episodes, but I wasn't really familiar with the world at all," he explained. "It was an eye-opening experience for me because, on the back end, I've been able to catch up on everything. " 

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South African Crime Thriller 'Number 37' is an Exhilarating Ride About Greed and Desperation (Review)

South African Crime Thriller 'Number 37' is an Exhilarating Ride About Greed and Desperation (Review)

The Women Of 'Black Lightning' On Being Badass, Embracing Their Powers In The 'High Stakes' Season 2

The Women Of 'Black Lightning' On Being Badass, Embracing Their Powers In The 'High Stakes' Season 2