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The Vampire Diaries franchise ends after 13 years

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After 13 years, three different shows, and more than 300 episodes, The Vampire Diaries world is officially coming to an end with the cancelation of Legacies.

The spinoff series - which focused on Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus from The Originals, as she attended the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted - got a white oak stake to the heart when it was announced it would not be renewed for a fifth season.

Legacies is just one of seven shows that The CW canceled on May 12 as networks make their final renewal and cancelation decisions before revealing their lineups for 2023.

According to DeadlineLegacies is one of the many titles axed by its parent studio, Warner Bros. Television, and not the network itself as "The CW was willing to renew those shows, but the studios behind them were not for business reasons as they try keep their slates profitable."

The Vampire Diaries creator and showrunner Julie Plec wrote about the news in a brief tweet: "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."