The writers behind Legacies have promised the perfect final episode for The CW series.
“Watching the finale of [Legacies],” tweeted the official Legacies Writers Twitter account. “Y’all are gonna love it. What a perfect episode. These next three are a wild ride. Feeling a LOT of things and can’t wait for you to feel them, too.” The account also stated in a follow-up tweet, “To be clear — not hinting at anything. Just want you guys to know how special these next three episodes are.”
Legacies was among several DC adaptations to be canceled by The CW, including Batwoman after three seasons, Legends of Tomorrow after eight, and Naomi after only one season on the network. It was announced earlier in May that Legacies, which spun out of The CW’s popular The Vampire Diaries, would end after four seasons. The CW later announced that the series finale of the fantasy drama series would air on June 16. Legacies was The CW’s second Vampire Diaries spinoff, with The Originals wrapping its five-season run in 2018.
Legacies creator Julie Pec has described The CW’s mass cancellations as a “Red Wedding,” referencing the infamous Game of Thrones episode of the same name. “It’s the Red Wedding at WBTV/CW today,” Plec said of the cancellations. “Much more to say, but not today. Loads of gratitude coming for fans and cast and crew in future tweets. But today, we mourn.” Along with creating both Legacies and The Vampire Diaries, Pec executive produced the sci-fi series Rosewell, New Mexico, which received the ax as well. Among the other shows canceled were Charmed, Dynasty, In the Dark and The 4400.
Following the multiple cancellations, The CW chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz released a statement assuring fans that even though many of its superhero shows would be coming to an end, this would not change the direction of the network. “[We’re] staying in the superhero business. We are staying working with Greg Berlanti, who has masterminded creatively The CW DC Universe,” Pedowitz said. “So we’re not as robust as we were in the past, but still very much there. We started with one — this was Arrow 10 years ago — we have now moved to create a whole bunch of superheroes. And we’re proud of it and we plan to stay in that business.”
Legacies premiered on The CW in 2018 as a spinoff of The Originals, which spun out of The Vampire Diaries. It stars Danielle Rose Russell reprising her role from The Originals as Hope Mikaelson, who is attending the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, where students learn to control their supernatural abilities.
New episodes of Legacies air every Thursday on The CW until its series finale on June 16.
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