Legacies Cancelled After 4 Seasons, Ending the Vampire Diaries Franchise's 13-Year Run on The CW

The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted is longer accepting applications — The CW’s Legacies has been canceled after four seasons.

Legacies‘ June 16 season finale (9/8c) will now serve as a series finale.

But this isn’t just the end of one show. Legacies, as its name suggests, has quite a bit of history behind it, being the third series in the Vampire Diaries franchise. This fall will mark the first time in 13 years that a show from that series won’t be on The CW’s schedule for the new season.

As of April 26, Legacies this season has averaged 760,000 total weekly viewers and a 0.2 demo rating (with Live+7 playback factored in), down from its Season 3 tallies (1 mil/0.3). Out of the 19 dramas The CW has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 12 in audience and only trails All American, Superman & Lois and The Flash in the demo. Of note, its audience enjoys one of the two largest DVR bumps (+107%) of any CW series.

Legacies centered around Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell), a vampire-werewolf-witch “tribrid” first introduced on The Originals. It followed her years at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, a supernatural institution in Mystic Falls led — for better or worse — by Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis).

Additional series regulars included Aria Shahghasemi as Landon Kirby, a phoenix who stole Hope’s heart; Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman, a powerful witch who left town midway through Season 4; Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman, a newly transitioned heretic; Quincy Fouse as Milton Greasley (aka MG), a good-hearted vampire with a stacked comic book collection; Chris Lee as Kaleb, a vampire who’s also kinda-sorta part dragon; Ben Levin as Jed, an alpha werewolf who experienced a sexual awakening after falling for a demigod; Leo Howard as Ethan, a normal high school football player who inherited invisibility powers from Malivore; and Omono Okojie as Cleo, a legendary muse-turned-TBD.

TVLine’s 2022 Renewal/Cancellation Scorecard has been updated to reflect Legacies‘ fate. What’s your reaction to the news? Drop your thoughts in a comment below.

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