Why “Legacies” Was Canceled And The “Vampire Diaries” Franchise Ended

“Legacies”, the American television series created by Julie Plec, was abruptly canceled by The CW To the sadness of his followers, who did not imagine that the end of season four was going to be the last they would see, because they thought that it would be renewed for a fifth installment, but it was not. With the going off the air of this supernatural and fantasy drama, the franchise ends “” after thirteen years of presence on the small screen.

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Despite the fact that the same creator, Plec, will soon bring to television a new series focused on vampires, “Vampire Academy”, fans of this type of production consider that said drop will be very significant and will leave a great void. Due to the confusion caused by the news, several wonder the reason for its cancellation, which we answer below.

Danielle Rose Russell plays the role of 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, continuing the role she originated in the fifth and final season of The Originals (Photo: The CW)

WHY WAS “LEGACIES” ENDED?

The series “Legacies” adds to the abrupt cancellations that The CW has made this 2022, decision that would respond to the alleged upcoming sale of the chainso the future of the series and movies are uncertain, according to a publication of .

The same medium stated that As of April 26, the drama’s fourth season had seen a significant drop in viewership, dropping to 760,000 viewers per week. in front of the million viewers of the third installment. Likewise, it was taken into account that among the series of this genre, “Legacies” occupies position 12.

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On March 6, 2018, it was announced that Matt Davis and Danielle Rose Russell would reprise their respective roles as Alaric Saltzman and Hope Mikaelson, with Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant and Aria Shahghasemi joining the main cast (Photo: The CW )
On March 6, 2018, it was announced that Matt Davis and Danielle Rose Russell would reprise their respective roles as Alaric Saltzman and Hope Mikaelson, with Quincy Fouse, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant and Aria Shahghasemi joining the main cast (Photo: The CW )

WHAT DID ITS CREATOR SAY ABOUT THE CANCELLATION?

The co-creator of “The Vampire Diaries”, a franchise from which “Legacies” was derived, used a Twitter account to refer to the cancellation of the supernatural and fantasy drama.

Although he initially wrote a short sentence, it denoted a lot of sadness and did not hesitate to compare the abrupt departure with the cancellation of the Red Wedding of “Game of Thrones”: “Lots of gratitude to the fans, cast and crew. But today, we are in mourning.”he published while assuring that in other tweets he was going to make his opinion known.

“(…) What a streak we have all had. It’s sad when business changes under your feet. May everyone find their way to their next adventure (…). It has been an honor for me to be a part of telling these stories for you. [fanáticos]. A toast to the fallen and the fans that have to say goodbye”wrote.

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WHAT IS “LEGACIES” ABOUT?

“Legacies” tells the story of Hope Mikaelson, daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall; that is, she is descended from the most powerful bloodlines of vampires, werewolves, and witches. It takes place two years after the events of “The Originals”.

This young woman along with the twins Lizzie and Josie Saltzman attend the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted in Mystic Falls, Virginia, where they will teach her to control her supernatural abilities and impulses, in addition to perfecting her heritage as a vampire, werewolf and witch. Not only that, because she will have to deal with various threats and enemies.

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On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 80% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 8.0/10 (Photo: The CW)
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 80% based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 8.0/10 (Photo: The CW)

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT “LEGACIES”

To begin, we must point out where this series derives from. In 2009, Julia Plec and Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson created “Vampire Diaries,” based on the LJ Smith novels about a small-town high school student who falls in love with an eternal vampire.

As a result of its great acceptance, eight seasons were broadcast, which led to the prequels “The Originals” in 2013; then came “Legacies” in 2018 as a spin-off of “The Originals”.

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In "Legacies", several young people descending from bloodlines of vampires, werewolves, and witches attend a school to learn how to control and channel their powers.  However, whether they are ready or not, they will have to face terrible threats while they learn (Photo: The CW)
In “Legacies”, several young people descending from bloodlines of vampires, werewolves, and witches attend a school to learn how to control and channel their powers. However, whether they are ready or not, they will have to face terrible threats while they learn (Photo: The CW)

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