Sired as a spin-off of The Originals and featuring characters from The Vampire Diaries, The CW’s Legacies bears its namesake for two reasons: the cast and characters are considered as such, and it continues what its predecessors have started in an epic fantasy drama series. Currently in Season 3, how many episodes will there be?
A legacy could be used as a term for someone who carries the torch passed onto them, a descendant. For Legacies, it is about Hope, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall, a legacy from the most powerful bloodlines of witches, vampires, and wolves. She learns about her skills and abilities under Alaric Saltzman, who first appeared in the Vampire Diaries and is now the headmaster of Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.
The series releases new episodes on The CW which could go as longs as 50 minutes, more or less, every Thursday night. It could be accessed through a livestream as well on DirecTV, FuboTV, and YouTube TV, and on CW.com and The CW app the morning after its release on the cable TV channel.
The series debuted in 2018 and has been renewed for another one the following year. By January 2021, the third season premiered. Only a month after the first episode of the third season has been released, the series has been renewed by The CW for a fourth season.
The episodes for both seasons one and two had been consistent with 16 apiece. However, there seems to have a change in the episode count for season 3 of Legacies as according to spoilertv.com in a report by Express UK, the third season would have 20 episodes.
Considering that a challenge has been posed to everyone behind the series in producing a whole season despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it has proved to make ends meet with such a number of episodes. To date, there has been no confirmation yet as to the exact number of episodes for this season and it could be anyone’s guess.
Last March 2020, the production team of Legacies managed to air all the episodes they were able to make before everything was forced to shut down. Season 2 ended with episode 16, just in time before the widespread of the virus.
The current season of the series also experiences longer breaks in between episodes as delays are not uncommon these days given the situation at hand. Still, Legacies continues to thrive and bring quality content for fans and viewers.
Legacies releases every Thursday at 8 PM CT/9 PM ET on The CW.