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Legacies Season 5 Potential Release Date, Cast & Story

Legacies has been airing on The CW since 2018 and a few years on fans are desperate to know what’s happening with Season 5. The first question many fans of Legacies would like to know is whether there will be a season 5 or not.

If so, when could it be released, who will be starring in it and what could the story be. So, actually, that question is pretty simple the answer: there is going to be no Legacies Season 5.

There is no release date and, therefore, no cast list and no story.

The CW cancelled the show not too long ago, which means that Legacies Season 4 is the show’s final season. Season 4 ended on June 16th. That was when the season’s final episode aired on The CW.

That means that that’s it for the show. However, there is some news to share about Legacies Season 5.

Is Legacies Season 5 even happening?

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Showrunner Brett Matthews revealed where Legacies Season 5 would have gone if it hadn’t been suddenly cancelled by The CW. Legacies’ very sudden and pretty much out-of-the-blue cancellation stems from The CW’s impending sale.

The network is up for sale and they are clearing its docket of shows. They want to wipe the slate clean so that whoever ends up taking them over can start afresh.

This is in order to make the network appear more appealing to bidders. Other cancelled shows include Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, and Charmed.

Here’s what Legacies Season 5 could have looked like

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Matthews revealed what Legacies Season 5 might have looked like in an interview with CBR.com. According to him, Season 5 was going to do a time jump so that the characters would be forced to deal with issues outside of their high school comfort zone.

He revealed that he wanted Legacies Season 5 to focus on Kaleb (played by Chris Lee) and Cleo’s (Omono Okojie) relationship, as well as Jed (Ben Levin) losing his curse.

“There were germs of future storylines in the finale. The Jed/Ben curse,” Matthews began in his interview with CBR.com.

He continued: “The Cleo [Omono Okojie]/Kaleb [Chris Lee] obstacles and the hinting of what the future of those characters are. We would have been in a time-jump scenario.”

Matthews then added: “I think the fun of the fifth season would be to really take those characters, who had reached such a good place in the school, and then move them beyond it and throw them in lives beyond it and seeing where they were and how they would all find their way back to one another.”

Why was Legacies cancelled?

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Legacies, a spinoff of The Originals, which is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries(yes, that’s a lot of spinoffs), aired its finale on June 16th after four seasons and 68 episodes. Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shahghasemi, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, and Matt Davis starred in the series.

The series followed Hope Mikaelson (Russell), who was a descendent of a powerful supernatural bloodline, as she joins Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, a school where supernatural beings learn to control their abilities.

Are Legacies spinoffs in the works?

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Unfortunately, The CW cancelled Legacies Season 5 before it had a shot of going into production. However, thankfully, Matthews and his talented team of writers were still able to give the show’s tale a sense of closure.

This was far better than what some of the other cancelled CW shows got such as Batwoman and Naomi. With Legacies coming to an end (albeit against the show’s and the fans’ will), that means that The Vampire Diaries franchise has finally come to a conclusion.

It’s been a wild ride for the fans of the franchise, and I think we can all agree that it’ll go down in TV show history as one of the best franchises we’ve ever seen on the small screen.

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