There's a new headmaster at the Salvatore School, and he runs things a little differently than the previous one.
Alexis Denisof debuted as Professor Vardemus on Legacies Season 2 Episode 2, and there's bound to be some drama between him and Alaric Saltzman.
Denisof recently spoke to TV Line about his role on the successor to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
"While (Vardemus) has a modicum of respect for the efforts that Alaric made in holding the school together and fighting the various monsters off, that's a small part of how he feels," he told the outlet.
"There's more conflict there than there is agreement about style, content, and curriculum.
"That conflict of opinion and essential belief about how the kids should behave and operate and learn to use their powers.
"It's great material for their relationship. There's a lot of fun and teasing. It's great when characters can enjoy their disagreements with each other."
Denisof went on to say that Vardemus wants the students to be able to "influence the world to their advantage."
"He has no qualms about that. It's important that you come to terms with your full self, your full power, and that you use it appropriately."
If you watch Legacies online, you know Alaric was ousted from the school he helped create thanks to the way things played out with Malivore.
Professor Vardemus has already proven that he wants the teenagers to learn more magic, and that could explain why he turned to Alaric's daughter, Josie, offering to help harness her magic.
Josie has always had a dark streak, so it's intriguing that the show is finally taking viewers on a journey with that storyline.
But don't expect Alaric to be impressed when he learns about it.
With the annual football game between the Salvatore School and Mystic Falls High coming up on Legacies Season 2 Episode 3, look for Alaric and Vardemus to but heads.
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Legacies airs Thursday at 9/8c on The CW.
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