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Exclusive: the CW’s ‘Legacies’ will shoot in Atlanta

Originally posted Monday, June 4, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Julie Plec and the creators of the CW’s “Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” have been super loyal to metro Atlanta the past decade and I have heard from multiple sources that the latest spinoff “Legacies” will be produced here as well.

UPDATE 6/4: The CW confirmed it. They will be shooting in the metro area.

The CW was the first broadcast network to shoot a TV show in Atlanta after the state juiced up its production tax credits in 2008. It is now also shooting “Black Lightning” locally.

“The Originals” has wrapped production after five seasons and will air its series finale August 1. 

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“Legacies” went straight to series without a pilot and begin airing in October, 2018. 

In the new show, the supernatural children from “The Originals” and “Vampire Diaries” are attending the Salvatore Boarding school for the young and gifted. That school is in Mystic Falls, which is actually Covington for outdoor locations.

According to EW, “it will feature a 17-year-old Hope, along with Alaric’s twin daughters, and other young adults as they come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires, and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be?”

Danielle Rose Russell plays the teenage Hope .

Jess Lowerywho runs the Mystic Falls tours in Covington, said her organization is planning a big”Originals” finale blowout on a big LED screen in the town square August 1. “We are also planning to say hello to ‘Legacies’ that night, too,” she wrote. “We of course will be providing tours to Legacies outside sets as soon as they get good and started and we have some cool stuff to share with fans.” 

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