The Vampire Diaries as a universe ran continuously for over a decade on The CW. If many thought that the end had come after the cancellation of Legacies, the good news is that there will be more stories in the future with an upcoming spin-off.
The Vampire Diaries is the supernatural series that debuted on the broadcast network The CW in September 2009 and which ran for 8 seasons with a total of 171 episodes. The series that followed the brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley and Ian Sommhalder), whose story narrated their shared love for Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), culminated in 2017, but left behind two spin-off series.
The success of The Vampire Diaries was such that its creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson developed the spin-off TheOriginalswhich was starred by Joseph Morgan to center the story arc on Klaus Mikaelson and his supernatural family. This series premiered in 2013 and after 5 seasons it came to an end in August 2018, the same year in which the second spin-off of the franchise, Legacies, premiered.
legacies brought the Mikaelsons’ story back to the screen. The drama focused its narrative on Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus, played by Danielle Rose Russell for 4 seasons. The series came to a surprise end last June, however it brought the main character to a proper close and featured the return of the character of Joseph Morgan.
It was 13 years that The Vampire Diaries franchise was continuously on the air. And while many thought the universe teeming with vampires, warlocks, and werewolves had come to an end with the cancellation of Legacies, the good news is that Julie Plec has more stories to tell.
During a Friday interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 5 podcast, The Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec revealed that before Legacies came to an end with season four, there were plans to develop a follow-up series to the franchise’s most recent spin-off.
Julie Plec had already talked about The Vampire Diaries franchise not going to end for a long time, and it turns out that a fourth series had been in talks for some time, plans that had only been discussed in the writers’ room, the writer advanced. and producer.
“We’ve already been talking about [otro spinoff] very quietly within the walls of our little writers room,” Plec said. “We had an idea, prep is a loose term… The studio knew we were pitching an idea. The CW knew about it, it wasn’t in any kind of like, they hadn’t heard a peep about it.”
“They didn’t know what it was, but yeah, we had an idea. Brett [Matthews]Kevin [Williamson] and I were ready to do it as soon as we had time to do it. [La cancelación de Legacies] popped that balloon, I think, for now.”