Legacies Canceled: Why 'The Vampire Diaries Spin-Off Is Coming to an End

The Vampire Diaries spin-off Legacies has been canceled after its fourth season at The CW.

The news was announced on Thursday, May 12 among numerous other show cancelations, thus marking the end of the vampire show's 13-year reign on the channel.

Legacies was the third show in The Vampire Diaries universe, following the flagship show and its spin-off The Originals.

The show follows vampire-werewolf-witch "tribrid" Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) during her years at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, a supernatural school helmed by Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis).

Hope was first introduced in The Originals and so Legacies had more than one legacy to uphold in the franchise (pardon the pun).

The show's cancelation was announced alongside six others, including Magnum P.I. and Rosewell, New Mexico, and the decision appears to be linked to the network's rumored sale, according to TVLine.

Legacies' ratings for Season 4 were down compared to Season 3, with the show averaging 760,000 viewers and a 0.2 demo in total per week in comparison to the previous season's 1 million viewers and a 0.3 demo.

According to TVLine, the show's fourth season does have a 107% bump from DVR users, one of the two largest for the network,

even with the slightly lower ratings it only trails The Flash, Superman & Lois and All American.