When The CW canceled Legacies, there have been plans for a follow-up sequence, Julie Plec revealed Friday on THR’s Prime 5 Podcast.
Legacies was canceled earlier this 12 months after 4 seasons, however the creatives had been properly conscious that the looming sale of The CW difficult a renewal.
“For my part, The CW dealt with [the cancelation] in probably the most elegant approach you’ll be able to deal with a state of affairs like this,” she stated on the podcast.
“After they noticed the writing on the wall in regards to the impending sale and began recognizing that they could not have full management over all their pickups, they known as us all, any of us they weren’t 100% certain about, and stated, ‘Hey pay attention. You won’t make the reduce as a consequence of circumstances out of our management. So we’re letting this to be able to create a sequence finale that feels respectful to and honors the followers.’”
Certainly, followers acquired one of the best wrap-up they might have hoped for, given the circumstances.
Legacies wrapped up loads of plots, and despatched the sequence out with the sense that if it returned, it will be very completely different.
“We took them at their phrase and we went for it,” Julie added.
“It wasn’t like being on a present the place you’re in the course of a cliffhanger and abruptly prove the lights.”
“We did have a warning… Definitely I don’t suppose it was The CW’s resolution to not preserve a Vampire Diaries present on the air…”
Plec was beforehand vocal in regards to the franchise not being over for lengthy, and because it seems, a fourth present within the franchise was in discussions forward of the Legacies cancellation.
“We had already been kind of speaking about [another spinoff] very quietly contained in the partitions of our personal little author’s room,” Plec teased.
“We had an thought, prepping is a free time period… The studio knew that we had been pitching on an thought.”
“The community knew, it was not in any form of like, they hadn’t heard a peep about it.”
“They didn’t know what it was, however yeah, we had an thought. Brett [Matthews] and Kevin [Williamson] and I had been able to go along with it as quickly as we carved out a window of time to do it. [The cancelation] form of popped that balloon, I believe, for now.”
“On condition that we actually haven’t pitched it to anyone, however I believe Brett‘s partner, however no, sorry [I can’t share it],” Julie stated. “It’s not but fashioned sufficient to be shared.”
Whereas Plec is now working beneath an total deal at Common, she has a clause in her contract permitting her to work on different initiatives.
“On condition that we actually haven’t pitched it to anyone, however I believe Brett‘s partner, however no, sorry [I can’t share it],” Julie stated.
“It’s not but fashioned sufficient to be shared.”
It’s encouraging information for followers who need one other present set in that universe.
Within the meantime, Plec has one other vampire present for followers. Vampire Academy launched on Peacock this week with its first 4 episodes.
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