Immortality is for vampires — not TV shows. The CW announced that the cancellation of LegaciesThis month, The Series Finale will take place in June. Vampire DiariesAfter nearly 13 years, the universe is finally over.
“It’s the Red Wedding at WBTV/CW today,” executive producer Julie PlecTwittermed on May 12, after Legacies was one of more than half a dozen cancelled shows at The CW.
Plec received the news the next day. thanked the fans, cast and crew — and gave a little tease of what’s to come. She confirmed that the writers were aware of a possible cancellation and gave a tease of what’s to come. LegaciesSeason 4 finale was intended to be a series conclusion.
“Mark Pedowitz & his team at The CW had the class & grace to warn the shows that they might not survive, even if The CW wanted them,” Plec shared via TwitterOn May 14, “Because of that, the season finales of both shows were carefully crafted to also work as series finales.”
Plec was instrumental in the creation of The Vampire DiariesUniverse in 2009 when she Kevin WilliamsonAdapted L.J. Smith‘s novels for TV. The show — which starred Nina Dobrev, Paul WesleyAnd Ian Somerhalder as Elena, Stefan and Damon, respectively — quickly veered away from the source material and created a whole new world for the small screen that initially focused on vampires before introducing witches, werewolves and even gods.
After eight seasons, the iconic vampire drama ended in 2017. The OriginalsIts first spinoff, Ended in 2018, after five seasons. LegaciesPremiered in the fall of 2005, bringing together characters from several different countries. The Vampire DiariesAnd The Originals. Hope (Danielle Rose Russell), the daughter of Original vampire Klaus (Joseph MorganStar of The Originals) attends the Salvatore School, an educational facility for magical beings created in the series finale of The Vampire DiariesCaroline (Candice King) and Alaric (Matt Davis).
Hope has come into her own as the only living tribrid (that’s a vampire-witch-werewolf hybrid) and is trying to make sure she can be a hero, despite her father’s dark history. Hope is able to rely upon her classmates, even though her father was a man with a family. The Super Squad, which is led by Alaric and tribrid, includes Lizzie.Jenny Boyd), MG (Quincy Fouse), Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), Kaleb (Chris Lee), Cleo (Orono Okojie), Ethan (Leo Howard), Finch (Courtney Bandeko) and Jed (Ben Levin).
Legacies is a lover of giving TVD fans some easter eggs, whether showing Lizzie drive Damon’s old car or quick references to characters like Elena, who is now a doctor. You can expect even more laughter in the final episodes.
“I can speak for #Legacies in saying that Brett and I and the writing team poured all kinds of love into it,” Plec shared two days after the cancellation via Twitter. “And there are a couple surprises for long-time #TVDU fans that may just blow your mind. 👀👀👀💃💃💃🍾🍾🍾🍾.”
Here’s everything we know so far about the end of Legacies: