Legacies season 2: Will this huge Vampire Diaries star return?

Legacies season two will premiere on Thursday, October 10 on The CW. Unfortunately, a UK release date for seasons one and two have not yet been confirmed although the show is expected to be available on Netflix. Legacies exists in the same universe as The Vampire Diaries and The Originals – which means there are some familiar faces at the Salvatore School for The Young and Gifted.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers about The Vampire Diaries and Legacies season 1

Will Chris Wood return to Legacies as Kai?

Chris Wood previously starred in the Vampire Diaries as Malachai ‘Kai’ Parker.

Kai is the twin brother of Jo (played by Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) and an evil vampire who had tried to kill his entire family.

The season finale of The Vampire Diaries saw Kai incarcerated in another prison world and, ever since then, fans had accepted he would not escape.

Speaking to TV Guide in April, Legacies showrunner Julie Plec teased Chris Wood would reprise his role as Kai.

She said: “I have big plans for [Kai’s return] in my head. Even if they never make it to the screen, I have massive plans.”


Plec told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s so rude of me and so presumptuous, but I am just going to keep layering in Kai Parker until Chris Wood feels like he’s got no choice but to come back and play in our sandbox.

“I would love nothing more than to see that character again. I think he’d drop perfectly into this storyline, even if we just got to see him in one episode.

“I’m going to keep my fingers crossed and hope that I can make that work out one of these days.”

Speaking recently at San Diego Comic-Con in July, Plec said: “We’re coming for you, Chris Wood. Get ready.”

The return of Kai would not come as a huge surprise as the season one finale suggested he would star in season two.

Kai is the uncle of Lizzie (Jenny Boyd)and Josie (Kaylee Bryant), the two surviving members of the Gemini Coven.


In the final moments of the season one finale, Josie and Lizzie found an ascendant in a box at the Salvatore school.

The ascendant is the key to the prison world, which their Uncle Kai is locked in.

However, Lizzie and Josie do not know they are related to Kai, so the twin’s family history could be a major storyline for season two, especially if their mother Caroline (Candice King) returns.

Plec said: “I think when a key that would open the lock that is keeping evil Uncle Kai imprisoned shows up on your screen you should always be afraid.

“And also super, super psyched — which, by the way, is not me saying that Chris Wood has agreed to come back because I have not gotten any answers out of him yet, but I would love nothing more.”

Other Vampire Diarise veterans have appeared in Legacies including Alaric Salesman (Matthew Davis) Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) and Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R McQueen) so hopefully, this is a strong sign that Kai will feature in the new season.


Also expected to return this season is Candice King as Caroline Forbes.

In the first season of Legacies, Plec wrote the character of Caroline into the show but she did not physically appear.

Caroline is the mother of Lizzie and Josie and her absence was explained by Alaric, who said she as recruiting new students to join the school.

At San-Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed season two will begin with Lizzie visiting her mother Caroline in Europe.

Candice acted as moderator at the Legacies panel at San Diego Comic-Con which was a huge hint she may return.

Legacies season 2 premieres Thursday, October 10 on The CW


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