Hope lastly awakened on the finish of the ‘Legacies’ season 3 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 3 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 might be “penalties” consequently, based on 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 “outdoors forces” will threaten to tear them aside. Danielle additionally teased the highly-anticipated musical episode and weighed in on the passionate Legacies fandoms.

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Hope awakened within the season 3 premiere. (The CW)

Fortunately, Hope is awake by the top of the primary episode. I really feel like on the subject of Legacies, nothing is ever as straightforward because it appears. Will there be any form of after-effects of Hope waking up?
Danielle Rose Russell: I feel that whereas Hope is within the supernatural coma, everybody form 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 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, superb 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 feel this season is definitely very Hope and Landon centered and form of focuses on their relationship. Clearly, we picked them up in an awesome spot at first 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 quite a lot of these outdoors forces attempt to rip Hope and Landon aside from each other and seeing them battle for one another, however we don’t understand how lengthy that may final. I feel it’s one thing to think about that Hope and Landon are fully reverse supernatural creatures to one another. Landon is the son of Malivore, which is tremendous poisonous to Hope and vice versa. I feel that’s one thing that’s additionally explored within the season, which I’m very pleased about as a result of I feel it provides a complete new layer to their relationship.

With Landon and the state of affairs with him final 12 months, everybody thought he was useless. I can solely assume that there might be penalties to what’s occurred to him as effectively and never simply Hope.
Danielle Rose Russell: Sure, 100%. This season explores quite a lot of Landon and quite a lot of his entire familial dynamic and who he’s, and I feel that when he was killed final 12 months, he undoubtedly goes to be modified this season. He goes by means of a stronger character arc than we’ve ever seen him earlier than. It’s actually attention-grabbing, and I’m trying ahead to bringing a brand new, considerably darker twist to those characters, which I feel you’ll see this 12 months undoubtedly.

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 presumably 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 12 months is form of what induced Landon to die final 12 months. So I feel that Hope is unquestionably extraordinarily indignant. We do see some extra interplay between the Necromancer and Hope, which I actually wished to discover extra of. Ben [Geurens], who performs the Necromancer is a really, very proficient 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 adjustments a lot, particularly on the subject of Landon. Now we’re form of a 3rd of the way in which into the season with filming, I’ve by no means actually performed this facet 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 means as a result of there’s quite a lot of desperation to save lots of Landon and to cope with all of those mentioned outdoors forces which might be attempting to tear them aside.

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Danielle Rose Russell and Aria Shahghasemi as Hope and Landon.

Clearly, rather a lot modified previously 12 months, however I do know that Julie [Plec] had teased a musical episode. Is that also going to occur?
Danielle Rose Russell: Sure, we truly filmed it. I’ve already seen it. It’s considered one of my absolute favourite episodes we’ve ever accomplished. Thomas Brandon, who’s such a proficient author, wrote it and did all of the music for it in collaboration with different individuals, after all. It’s actually such a enjoyable episode. It focuses much more on the college, that are often a few of my favourite episodes. It’s much more grounded. It’s such a pleasure to look at. I feel everybody’s going to find it irresistible.

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 feel you guys noticed Josie take a step again from her magic and all that form of stuff after she went very darkish. I feel that her separating herself is extra her character arc for this 12 months I feel. However so far as Hope is worried and her mates and the individuals round her, I actually do must say that the season feels a lot extra targeted on Hope and Landon. I feel that may create some rigidity or distance between her and her mates. 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 wonderful, regardless of who you’re taking a look at. 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 course of these two very passionate teams? 
Danielle Rose Russell: Passionate is unquestionably the phrase I’d use. For me, it’s fantastic to see individuals actually so concerned in these characters and actually have quite a lot 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 fully open to exploring Hope with different individuals, whether or not that’s with Josie or different characters sooner or later. Each time it is smart for the story. However once more, that’s as much as the writers. However it actually is so enjoyable, and it makes all of it form of price it to see these followers so keen about our characters.

Legacies is thought for its monsters of the week. What are you able to say concerning the future foes this season?
Danielle Rose Russell: I feel that this season does focus a bit on Malivore extra so than the assorted monsters. I feel that we’re lastly form of reaching a degree within the present and within the story of the place will we go from right here? Contemplating we’re form of fairly superior within the present at this level. I feel that the present focuses much more on Malivore than particular monsters. That’s to not say that there received’t be monsters this 12 months, however I do assume that we’re going to see that Malivore storyline come to its peak, if you’ll. I feel that it has a very attention-grabbing impact on Hope and Landon and on all of those characters.

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