'Legacies' Season 5: Everything We Know So Far

Legacies featured characters from both the preceding series 'The Originals' as well as 'The Vampire Diaries.'

Legacies Season 5

The CW show, Legacies has been canceled after four seasons. The fantasy drama series was a spin-off of The Originals, which was itself a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. Legacies featured characters from both the preceding series, and due to its ties with The Vampire Diaries, which was one of The CW's most popular shows, the show's cancellation comes as a surprise. Deadline reported that CW decided not to go forward with another season since the network has been making some tough calls as it was preparing for its sale. This is despite the show being one show viewers wished to have renewed.

Legacies Season 4

Legacies currently has four seasons. The final episode of the season aired on June 16th, 2022. It also served as the series finale. This fall will be the first time in 13 years that a show from the original Vampire Diaries series won’t be on The CW’s schedule for the new season. Julie Plec, creator, and showrunner of The Vampire Diaries, shared the fan's despair at the series of cancellations taking place at The CW. She tweeted: "It’s the Red Wedding at WBTV/CW today. Much more to say, but not today. Loads of gratitude coming for fans and cast, and crew in future tweets. But today, we mourn."


The third series in the Vampire Diaries universe, Legacies, has a lot of history. It follows Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall, both of them central characters in The Originals. In the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries, it was revealed that the werewolf Hayley, played by Phoebe Tonkin, with whom Klaus played by Joseph Morgan, had a drunken one-night stand, is pregnant with his child. Hope, their daughter, is the central character in Legacies. She is descended from some of the most powerful vampires, werewolves, and witch bloodlines.


The show is set two years after the events of The Originals. Seventeen-year-old Hope attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. The school provides training to young supernatural beings who can learn to control their abilities and impulses. The show has a devoted fanbase, and it was also reported by Deadline that the CW was willing to renew those shows, but the studios behind them (Warner Bros.) were not, for business reasons as they try to keep their slates profitable. 

But Legacies was not the only show cut from The CW's lineup at the time. Other shows not returning include Batwoman, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, 4400, Roswell, New Mexico, Dynasty, and Charmed.