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The fourth season of Legacies was announced on February 3, 2021.[2]

This is the final season.[3]

Season Summary


The team focuses their efforts to free both Cleo and Landon from Malivore. The villainous Malivore raises an army by infecting the townsfolk with his mud, turning them into his puppets, leading to the final showdown for the Super Squad. Hope becomes a fully activated tribid and ends Malivore by killing Landon. In an unexpected twist, Hope turns off her humanity as she stabbed Landon, creating new problems for the Salvatore School.

Despite attacking Alaric and putting him into a coma, the Salvatore School and even Rebekah try to reach Hope to turn her humanity back on. During the process, Hope becomes aware that Triad is coming for her and decides to bring the fight to them. While the Salvatore School's attempt to return Hope's humanity fails, Cleo discovers the weapon capable of killing Hope. Lizzie continues to want revenge on Hope for what she did to her father and sets a plan in motion to take her down. In an unexpected twist, Aurora de Martel orchestrates Triad to plot against Hope and tricks her into switching bodies. Lizzie ultimately helps Hope get her body back soon after. In yet another twist, Hope kills Lizzie, who, having drunk vampire blood as a contingency plan awakens in transition.

With Lizzie becoming a vampire, she discovers she's sire bound to Hope and unable to kill her as she planned. Eventually she breaks the sire bond, breaks Hope's neck and partners with Aurora, meeting Jen, another god. The Salvatore School welcomes newcomer, Ben, the son of a god. Aurora continues on her quest to kill Hope, going as far as to kill and impersonate the new headmistress of the school as well as partnering with Lizzie to raise a god. Landon, Alaric, and the Necromancer search for a way to leave Limbo ultimately bargaining their souls to the jinni, Zied, in exchange for three wishes that ultimately do no go as intended. The Necromancer raises Alaric, healing his mind, believing he'd continue to suffer after learning of the events transpiring on the mortal coil. After Lizzie's perceived betrayal, Hope returns to the school, seeking the students to fight against the gods, should Lizzie successfully raise them. Taking an opportunity, Alaric works with the Mikaelsons in an attempt to trigger Hope's humanity. After Ben betrays the school to raise his father, Ken, for his boon to remove his curse, Lizzie returns to the school with Jen.

With Hope's humanity back on, the Salvatore School find themselves facing their greatest challenge: Ken. Ben, who has aligned himself with his father to free himself from his curse, fights the students while Ken makes his way to the school to take his daughter, Jen. A battle ensues between him and Hope, with the latter falling into a coma and ending up in Limbo. She briefly reunites with Landon who encourages her to live and agrees to be sent back. Meanwhile, Landon learns about the Ferryman's, Lynn, long history and offers him to oversee Limbo, to which he agrees to. During the final confrontation between Ken and the school, several students become casualties and find themselves in Limbo. Landon pays a steep price to send most of them back which lends Hope and the school victory against Ken. With a number of changes at the school, Hope and the others begin a new semester, to guide the next class of supernatural students to be heroes.


Main article: Antagonists in Legacies Season Four


For more information, see Character Appearances.

Main Cast

*Note: Josie appears as a series regular through 4x09.
**Note: Cleo appears as a series regular from 4x05 onward.

Special Guest Cast

Guest Cast

***Note: Wade and the Ferryman appears as guest starring characters from 4x06 onward.



Writers (16)

Directors (14)

Episodes List: 2021-2022

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
4x01 You Have to Pick One This Time-Landon-Malivore-Hope.jpg You Have to Pick One This Time Writer: Mark Ryan Walberg Director: Tony Solomons October 14, 2021 #4x01
After learning that Malivore has taken over Landon's body, Hope and the Super Squad come up with a risky plan to rescue Landon, as well as Cleo, who has been absorbed into Malivore's darkness. Meanwhile, an impromptu date with Finch brings up a subject that Josie is not ready to talk about.

4x02 There's No I In Team, or Whatever-Hope-Kaleb-MG-Wade-Josie-Jed.jpg There's No I In Team, or Whatever Writer: Adam Higgs & Hannah Rosner Director: Michael Karasick October 21, 2021 #4x02
Hope has to relinquish control and allow Josie and the Super Squad to enact a risky plan that could save Landon. Landon and Cleo meet in Malivore's darkness and learn more about one another. Meanwhile, Lizzie, Kaleb and Ethan volunteer together, and all does not go according to plan.

4x03 We All Knew This Day Was Coming-Josie-MG-Dorian-Alaric-Lizzie.jpg We All Knew This Day Was Coming Writer: Thomas Brandon (Story)
Courtney Grace & J.P. Estes (Teleplay)
Director: Lauren Petzke October 28, 2021 #4x03
Hope realizes she has a difficult choice to make, much to Alaric's disapproval. Kaleb and MG come up with their own plan to help Hope as Hope seeks help from Josie and Lizzie. Meanwhile, Alaric realizes he needs to relinquish control.

4x04 See You On The Other Side-Kaleb-Alaric.jpg See You On The Other Side Writer: Brett Matthews & Sylvia Batey Alcalá Director: Jeffrey Hunt November 4, 2021 #4x04
Hope wrestles with her reality. Alaric entrusts the Super Squad to work together. Cleo confides in Landon. Meanwhile, MG divulges some important information to Lizzie and Finch sees a different side to Josie.

4x05 I Thought You'd Be Happier To See Me-Hope-Rebekah.jpg I Thought You'd Be Happier To See Me Writer: Brett Matthews Director: Lauren Petzke November 11, 2021 #4x05
Hope is tracked down by the one person who could help her – Rebekah Mikaelson. Rebekah is fearful of what path Hope has chosen but makes every effort to get through to her. Josie and Lizzie hold out hope in a seemingly dire situation as MG figures out what he can do to help. Meanwhile, Kaleb wants to set things right and turns to Cleo for guidance.

4x06 You're A Long Way From Home-Cleo.jpg You're A Long Way From Home Writer: Thomas Brandon & Kimberly Ndombe Director: America Young November 18, 2021 #4x06
Josie and Lizzie search for answers which leads Lizzie to uncover a dangerous plan. Cleo works on tracking down Hope, who does not want to be found. Hope pays a visit to a familiar face. Meanwhile, Landon gets some clarity – and a surprise visitor.

4x07 Someplace Far Away From All This Violence-MG-Finch-Ethan.jpg Someplace Far Away From All This Violence Writer: José Molina & Hannah Rosner Director: Barbara Brown December 2, 2021 #4x07
The Super Squad continues to work on helping Hope, much to her dismay. MG makes a last-ditch effort at helping the Super Squad, but things do not go as he had planned. Meanwhile, Lizzie searches for answers as Josie goes to extreme measures.

4x08 You Will Remember Me~MG-Lizzie~Ethan.jpg You Will Remember Me Writer: Brett Matthews & Layne Morgan Director: Nimisha Mukerji December 9, 2021 #4x08
Hope find herself on a dangerous undertaking. Josie goes deep for answers as Lizzie asks Cleo for inspiration and is surprised as to where she finds it. Meanwhile, Landon continues his mission for peace.

4x09 I Can't Be the One to Stop You~MG-Ethan.jpg I Can't Be the One to Stop You Writer: Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes Director: Morenike Joela Evans December 16, 2021 #4x09
Hope finds herself involved in a game of cat and mouse as Lizzie sets out to make things right. Josie has a heart-to-heart with Finch. Alaric, Landon, and Ted get a surprising result from their quest. Meanwhile, MG, Jed and Cleo handle matters back at The Salvatore School.

4x10 The Story of My Life-Professor Vardemus.jpg The Story of My Life Writer: Brett Matthews & Price Peterson Director: Jeffrey Hunt February 24, 2022 #4x10
Cleo, MG and Jed work together on an unusual mission. Alaric, Landon, and Ted figure out what is next for them. Meanwhile, an unexpected source takes Hope by surprise.

4x11 Follow the Sound of My Voice-Cleo.jpg Follow the Sound of My Voice Writer: Thomas Brandon & Solange Morales Director: Tony Griffin March 3, 2022 #4x11
Hope and Lizzie find themselves at a carnival with an unusual cast of characters. Back at the Salvatore School, students are speaking their minds, without knowing why, which makes Jed reveal a secret and Cleo works on protecting one of their own. Meanwhile, Kaleb and MG set out on a mission, which does not go as planned.

4x12 Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost-Landon-02.jpg Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost Writer: Brett Matthews & Mark Ryan Walberg Director: Michael A. Allowitz March 10, 2022 #4x12
As Aurora continues her research, she finds information that could prove very useful. Hope commands Lizzie to do things, with surprising results ensuing. Alaric, Landon and Ted work together to devise how to best use their wishes.

4x13 Was This the Monster You Saw-Alaric-02.jpg Was This the Monster You Saw? Writer: Brett Matthews & Kimberly Ndombe Director: Trevor E.S. Juarez March 31, 2022 #4x13
Lizzie continues on her quest, with mixed results. Ben reveals more about his family and its history and Jed finds his feelings deepening. Cleo is concerned about her recent changes. Meanwhile, the Salvatore School students comes together to celebrate one of their own.

4x14 The Only Way Out is Through-Cleo-Ethan-Kaleb.jpg The Only Way Out is Through Writer: Director: April 7, 2022 #4x14
The Super Squad rallies together to test their abilities, with help from Vardemus. Hope experiences some vivid dreams, causing some mixed emotions. Meanwhile, Landon continues on his quest for peace.

4x15 Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found-Hope-Kol-Freya-Marcel-Rebekah.jpg Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found Writer: Brett Matthews Director: Brett Matthews April 14, 2022 #4x15
Hope continues to be swirled in confusion and fighting her humanity, which results in her seeing the people who mean the most to her: Rebekah, Marcel, Kol, and Freya. Kaleb wants to introduce Cleo to his world, including those who had the most profound influence on his path. Meanwhile, Lizzie devises a plan to get in someone's good graces.

4x16 I Wouldn't Be Standing Here If It Weren't For You-Cleo-Alaric-Kaleb-Ethan-Jen-Jed.jpg I Wouldn't Be Standing Here If It Weren't For You Writer: Layne Morgan & Courtney Grace Director: Jason Stone April 28, 2022 #4x16
Hope continues her fight and Lizzie devises a plan to potentially help. Cleo is fearful of her visions and what it means for those she loves. Alaric sends Kaleb, Ethan and MG on a high-stakes mission. Jed finds himself needing to make a very difficult choice. Meanwhile, Landon makes a surprising discovery.

4x17 Into the Woods-Lizzie-MG.jpg Into the Woods Writer: Hannah Rosner & Price Peterson Director: Jen Derwingson May 5, 2022 #4x17
Landon finds his groove in limbo, he is faced with yet another surprise. Hope does some deep soul searching as Ethan continues to struggle and Lizzie steps in to help. MG finally divulges a long-kept secret. Meanwhile, Alaric debates putting into action a precarious plan.

4x18 By the End of This, You'll Know Who You Were Meant to Be-Lizzie-Hope.jpg By the End of This, You'll Know Who You Were Meant to Be Writer: Thomas Brandon Director: Lauren Petzke June 2, 2022 #4x18
Alaric briefs the Super Squad on what comes next. Hope has a heart-to-heart with Lizzie. MG helps Ethan. Cleo continues to test her new powers and figure out her purpose. Meanwhile, Landon takes on a new role.

4x19 This Can Only End in Blood-Kaleb-MG-Lizzie-Hope-Jed.jpg This Can Only End in Blood Writer: Benjamin Raab & Deric A. Hughes Director: Jeffrey Hunt June 9, 2022 #4x19
Hope presents a challenge to Ken, which he has to accept. Cleo is set on revenge. The Super Squad prepares for the battle of their lives. Meanwhile, Landon has some unexpected visitors.

4x20 Just Don't Be a Stranger, Okay-Alaric.jpg Just Don't Be a Stranger, Okay? Writer: Julie Plec & Brett Matthews Director: Michael A. Allowitz June 16, 2022 #4x20
Hope, Lizzie, MG, Kaleb, Jed, Cleo and Alaric reflect on recent events and what comes next for each of them. Hope and Lizzie each find solace from unexpected yet welcome sources.

Production News

Main article: Spoilers
  • The first four episodes (previously, 317-320, now 401-404) have been filmed as of June 24, 2021.[4][5]
    • The production for the fourth season (starting with 405) started on July 19.[6] Filming began on September 20, 2021[7] and is expected to be done by April 2022.[8]
    • 403/407 is filming as of October 15.[9]
    • Filming 4x18 as of March 29, 2022.[10]
  • The story for episode 319 (now 403) is written by Thomas Brandon while the teleplay was done by Courtney Grace and J. P. Estes.[11]
  • Layne Morgan[12] and The Vampire Diaries writer alumni, José Molina, join the writing staff.[13]
  • Omono Okojie has been promoted to series regular for the fourth season after recurring on the third season.[14]
  • Ayomi appeared in an episode directed by America Young.[15]
  • Douglas Tait reprises his role as Malivore;[16] however, despite his initial tweet, it seem unlikely he will play him in present day and only in flashbacks.[17]
  • The midseason premiere was supposed to air on January 27, but was postponed to February 24 for unknown reasons, marking the longest (two and a half months) winter hiatus in TVD universe.[18]
  • The final three episodes were supposed to air on May 12, 19 and 26, but were rescheduled for June 2, 9 and 16 respectively.[19]
  • This is the longest season of Legacies.
    • The second season was supposed to have 20 episodes but ended up with 16 due to COVID-19. Then those four remaining episodes were carried over to the third season, which was expected to have 20 but also ended up with 16 due to CW's scheduling. And then the four episodes were actually carried over to the fourth season making it 20.
    • The 20 episode order wasn't confirmed til April 13, 6 weeks before the airing.[20]


  • As of You Will Remember Me, Alaric became the third character with the most appearances in TVD universe behind Stefan and Damon.
  • As of the 328th episode in TVD Universe (Into the Woods), the universe has more episodes than a similar The CW's show Supernatural.
  • First and only season in which Jenny Boyd (Lizzie Saltzman) appears in every single episode.
    • She becomes the third cast member, after Danielle Rose Russell (Hope Mikaelson) and Matt Davis (Alaric Saltzman), to have appeared in every episode of a single season.


  • Just like the previous season, this season's timeline follows the events of the spring 2029.




Behind the Scenes



See also