Less than 24 hours after legacies (along with six other CW series) were summarily canceled, series creator Julie Plec toasted the end of on Twitter the Vampire Diaries Saga’s 13-year run on The CW.
“To my beloved legacies – after the Parkland shootings, I decided to tell a story about the young heroes who would save us from ourselves.” Plec tweeted on Friday. “Good kids living on the edge who ended up being the heroes of the whole story.”
She also thanked him legacies EP Brett Matthews, “the captain, fearless leader, brilliantly funny voice (not to mention the heart and soul) of the show. The best work husband in the world and someone I am proud to call my boyfriend.”
“To all cast and crew. Some who have been part of the family since day 1 [The Vampire Diaries] in 2009,” she continued. “To the marriages that happened along the way, the children that were born, the friendships that we all made, and hopefully many, many more stories.”
She concluded by toasting “our soul mates in the cancellation on the CW. What a run we all had. It’s sad when the business changes beneath your feet. May you all find your way into your next adventure knowing you were proud of yourself.”
Plec’s comment about the business shift referred to the channel’s atypical decision on the “bloodbath” of cancellations this season, likely due to the channel’s alleged imminent sale (perhaps to Nexstar subsidiary) and its uncertain future.
As previously mentioned, legacies (2018-2022) is the second spin-off from the Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), the other being The original (2013-2018). This is the first time in 13 years that a show from this universe has not appeared on The CW’s fall programming.
Naturally, legacies was just one of several Plec-related series to receive unfortunate news this week. The CWs Roswell, New Mexico and NBC’s The final game were also cancelled.
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