The Vampire Diaries series'' finale has been canceled less than 24 hours after Legacies (along with six other CW series) was unceremoniously canceled. Julie Plec, the producer of the series, has taken to Twitter to toast the end of her 13-year run on The CW.
After the Parkland shootings, I decided to tell a story about young heroes who would save us from ourselves, according to Plec on Friday. Good kids living on the fringe who ultimately became the heroes of the whole story.
She also thanked Legacies EP Brett Matthews, the captain, fearless leader, and the humorous voice of (not to mention the heart and soul of) the show. The best work husband she has ever met and someone I am proud to call my friend.
To all of the members of the family since the first day of [The Vampire Diaries] in 2009, she continued. To the marriages that preceded the birth of children, the friendships we all established, and to many, many more stories to come.
She ended by toasting our kindred spirits in the CW''s cancellation. What a run we all had. It''s sad when the business changes beneath your feet. May you all discover your path to your next adventure with the knowledge that you did yourself proud.
Plecs note that the business changer was made in response to the networks'' unusual cancellation bloodbath this season, which is likely to be due to the networks'' rumors of a future sale (perhaps to the Nexstar affiliate group) and thus its uncertain future.
Legacies (20182022) is the second spinoff of The Vampire Diaries (20092017), the other being The Originals (20132018). This is the first time in 13 years that a show from this universe will not appear on The CWs fall schedule.
Legacies was just one of several Plec-connected shows that received disappointing results this week. The CWs Roswell, New Mexico, and NBCs The Endgame were also canceled.
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