'Legacies' Season 2 Premiere: A World Without Hope (PHOTOS)

Meredith Jacobs

Welcome to a world where no one knows they're missing Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) on Legacies.

When the CW drama returns for its second season, people are, for the most part, smiling, as the photos for the premiere, "I'll Never Give Up Hope," show. But that's because they're oblivious to what's really going on.

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Plus more behind-the-scenes secrets from the transformation process.

The beginning of the season will ask the question, "Are people really happy without [Hope]?" executive producer Julie Plec told TV Insider. Perhaps as time goes on — the premiere picks up "basically right away" — people will begin to realize something's not right. "We spend an entire episode over the course of summer break," she revealed.

Click through the gallery above to see how everyone's spending their vacation.

Legacies, Season 2 Premiere, Thursday, October 10, 9/8c, The CW