Legacies is a new TV series that will premiere on March 15, 2016. It follows the lives of three families through the decades, and their stories are intertwined in unexpected ways. The show’s creators have been busy with interviews to promote this event, which has led to some interesting tidbits about Legacies being revealed!
The show is based on a novel of the same name by author Isabelle Allende.
One of the main characters, Amantha (played by actress Penelope Mitchell), has been compared to an American version of Lyra from Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy His Dark Materials. She also bears some resemblance to Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter in those books!
Tony Award winner Nate Debra Messing was cast as Olivia, one of the matriarchs at the center of this story who raises her daughter with help from new friends amid tragedy and triumph. Tony winner name Josh Charles will play Mason Jervis, Olivia’s confidant, and love interest; his character struggles between family and ambition.
Tony Award winner Nate Annette O’Toole will play Julia Lambert, a wealthy and powerful woman who has ambitions of her own; while the role is currently being kept under wraps, we know that she will be Mason Jervis’ boss at an ad agency in San Francisco.
Emma Dumont stars as Penelope Reyes-Fitzgerald, Olivia’s daughter whose love for dance inspires much of what happens to all around her – which includes her mother’s new relationship with community leader Roberto (played by actor Valentin Trujillo). Actor Rick Gomez also plays Luis Rivera on this show – he is the man responsible for transforming Amantha from victim into survivor!
Penelope Mitchell says one reason she signed onto the role of Olivia is that “the show has a lot to say about female sexuality.”
Olivia’s story is so much more than her daughter Penelope’s, and it will be fascinating to see how things play out when she starts working with Mason Jervis (played by actor Shane Graham) at an ad agency in San Francisco. One thing we know for sure? The love triangle that unfolds between these three characters – including Roberto, played by Valentin Trujillo – should make for dramatic television!
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Actor Rick Gomez plays Luis Rivera on this show – he is the man responsible for transforming Amantha from victim into survivor! Penelope Mitchell says one reason she signed onto the role of Olivia is that “the show has a lot to say about female power.” One thing we know for sure? The love triangle that unfolds between these three characters – including Roberto, played by Valentin Trujillo- should make for dramatic television!
Pilot Episode – Ratings: 0.89 (18-49) and Audience Size: Over Four Million Viewers
Episode One – Ratings: 0.64 (18-49), Over Two Million Viewers
Episode Two – Ratings: .45, Season Average so far is .65 (18-49). It’s been up to Three Million Views So Far This season!
The first two episodes of “Legacies” premiered on September 27th. The pilot episode was watched by over four million viewers, with an 18-49 age demographic rating of 0.89 and a season average so far is .65 (18-49). It’s been up to three million views so far this season! Episode One had ratings at the time
What should we expect from Season One of “Legacies”?
We should expect to see a lot more magic, drama, and suspenseful scenes.
What are the reviews like so far?
Reviews for Legacies have been surprisingly positive! Most reviewers really enjoy the nostalgia factor seeing as it’s based on previous generations in The Vampire Diaries Universe. They also love that there is more Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) involvement than ever before and they’re excited about some new characters too including Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant), Landon Kirby & Tyler Lockwood (Ross Butler). Season One has an average rating of 84% which is pretty good considering most premiere seasons start with a lower score due to it being a new show.
Legacies start with an average of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes! If you’re looking for a more grounded family drama that’s sure to keep you hooked then this may be worth your time. Reviewers love the nostalgia factor as well as Elena Gilbert playtime so if those things sound like something up your alley then why not give it a try? You could say we have good feelings about it .