Before the series finale, there may still be a few surprises in store, according to Legacies creator Julie Plec. The Vampire Diaries was an adaptation of the same-named young adult novels by L.J. Smith that Plec co-created with Scream author and Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson.
The eight-season series, which centers on a high school student and two vampire brothers who have turned into undead creatures, was extremely well-liked and made stars out of Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley. The Originals, which lasted from 2013 to 2018, and Legacies, which follows an academy for the supernaturally endowed and debuted in 2018, are two prequel spinoffs that came from the series. The fourth season of Legacies is presently airing, and the final episode will debut on June 16, 2022.
Unfortunately, The CW has been axing a lot of its current series this week. Many shows that hadn’t been renewed before this event were kept on the bubble for longer than usual, lingering in the precarious position of not knowing whether they would be renewed. Recently, the network was up for sale as its parent companies WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS claimed it had never turned a profit. Unfortunately, the bubble finally burst, leading to the cancellation of a number of shows, including Legacies, Roswell, New Mexico, Dynasty, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and Ava DuVernay’s Naomi, which only lasted one season.
Yesterday morning, Plec paid tribute to Roswell, New Mexico, on which she serves as executive producer, as well as Legacies on Twitter. She began by expressing gratitude to everyone who contributed to making the shows possible before revealing that, for both shows, they had been informed in advance that the season finales might turn out to be the series finales, which was in fact the case. This indicates that they will not only bring long-running storylines in the programs to a conclusion, but also more. There are “a couple surprises for long-time [The Vampire Diaries Universe] fans,” according to Plec, who assured viewers of the Legacies series finale. Below are tweets from Plec:
She expressed gratitude to The CW for having “the class and grace” to let her know that the series might not be chosen this year and made a vow that Legacies’ last episode would provide all the answers.
Both programs’ season finales—Roswell and Legacies—were thoughtfully written to serve as series finales, she claimed.
Plec vowed that “Brett [Matthews] and I and the writing team poured all kinds of love into it” for her spin-off of The Vampire Diaries.
Long-time #TVDU fans will also get a few surprises that “may simply blow your mind,” she continued.
She went on to explain why Legacies had been a show so important to her heart in a lengthy Twitter thread that also thanked the Roswell cast and crew.
She wrote, “To my dear Legacies.” “I made the decision to write a novel about the teenage heroes who would deliver us from ourselves after the shootings in Parkland.
The protagonists of the entire narrative were good youngsters from the margins.
Plec also acknowledged Brett Matthews, her “work husband,” and the cast and crew, some of whom she had collaborated with since the 2009 pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries.
“To the relationships that were formed along the journey, including marriages, births of children, friendships, and hopefully many, many more stories to come.
She said, “And to the fans. “Whom does not matter at all. Being a part of telling these stories for you has been an honor.
“What a run we’ve had together.”
Given that Legacies is a direct spinoff of The Originals and is set in The Vampire Diaries universe, it has had a number of guest appearances. This covers the Vampire Diaries characters Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), Kai (Chris Wood), and Rebekah as well as the Originals characters Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), Hope (Danielle Rose Russell), and Freya (Riley Voelkel) (Claire Holt). Despite the countless crossovers the series have already produced, the universe still has a wealth of untapped potential.
Legacies will probably end on a high note, so it’s possible that they’ll bring out the major guns from the Vampire Diaries. Damon Salvatore, the vampire who gave the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted its name, might might pay a visit. It may be a particularly wonderful surprise because Somerhalder, who portrayed the role on TVD, hasn’t made an appearance in the universe since.