Showrunner Brett Matthews discusses where Legacies Season 5 would have gone if it hadn't been suddenly canceled by The CW.
Legacies' abrupt cancellation stems from The CW's impending sale, as the network decided to dump much of its content in order to appear more appealing to bidders. Other canceled shows include Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, and Charmed.
What Legacies Season 5 Could’ve Looked Like, According to Brett Matthews
Matthews describes what Legacies Season 5 might have looked like in an interview with CBR.com. The primary concept, according to him, was to time hop so that the characters would be forced to deal with issues outside of their high school comfort zone. He intended the fifth season to focus on Kaleb (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. 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 shared.
He 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.”
A Proper Closure
Legacies, a spinoff of The Originals, which is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, aired its finale on June 16 after four seasons and 68 episodes. Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shahghasemi, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, and Matt Davis starred in the series.
Legacies followed Hope Mikaelson (Russell), 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.
Legacies Season 5 was never produced, but Matthews and his team were still able to give the show's tale a sense of closure, which is more than most shows that are abruptly canceled can say.
The Vampire Diaries franchise has finally come to a conclusion, and the show is finally living up to its moniker by retaining the exciting supernatural appeal that made it so popular in the first place.