Legacies’ series finale on Thursday night seemed to signify the end of an era for The CW. Legacies, a spinoff of both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, managed to keep the universe of the original series alive for more than a decade, and it ended in a heartbreaking way. The end of Legacies, however, may not be the end of the Vampire Diaries franchise, according to recent statements from series creator Julie Plec. Plec informed Entertainment Weekly that a new episode of the franchise is in the works, though it’s unknown when it will premiere on television.
“We had a plan to keep the franchise on the air until the next installment, which exists in our brains, but not on the page yet,” Plec revealed.
“There will be another one,” Plec added. “We’re a little sad, we’re going to take a beat, but yeah, there’s more ideas. There’s more to do.”
After that came the legacies. Hope Mikaelson is the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall, and she is descended from some of the most powerful vampire, werewolf, and witch families on the planet. Hope, 17, joins the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted two years after the events of The Originals. The school serves as a safe place for supernatural beings to learn to control their skills and urges. Aria Shahghasemi, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, Peyton Alex Smith, Matt Davis, Chris Lee, Ben Levin, Leo Howard, and Omono Okojie are among the cast members of Legacies.
Legacies was one of several of Plec’s projects to be canceled in recent weeks, including Roswell, New Mexico on The CW and The Endgame on NBC.
“To the cast and crews of all,” Plec wrote in Twitter shortly after the news broke. “Some who have been part of the family since Day 1 of TVD in 2009. To the marriages that happened along the way, the children who were born, the friendships we all made and to hopefully many, many more stories to come. And to the fans. Without whom none of this matters. It has been my honor to be a part of telling these stories for you. A final tip of the hat to our kindred spirits in cancellation at the CW. What a run we’ve all had. It’s sad when the business changes beneath your feet. May you all find your way to your next adventure with the knowledge that you did yourselves proud.”