Producer, writer and creator of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Julie Plec just revealed that she has an idea for a fourth ‘Vampire Diaries’ series, in the form of a spinoff.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s TV’s Top 5 podcast, Plec revealed that when the ‘Legacies’ series was cancelled on The CW she was already working on another spinoff. Julie: “In my opinion, The CW handled [the cancelation] in the most classy way you can handle a situation like this. When they saw the writing on the wall about the impending sale and started recognizing that they may not have complete control over all their pickups, they called us all, any of us they weren’t 100% sure about, and said, ‘Hey listen. You might not make the cut due to circumstances out of our control. So we’re letting you know this so that you can create a series finale that feels respectful to and honors the fans.’”
Plec continued: “We took them at their word and we went for it. It wasn’t like being on a show where you’re in the middle of a cliffhanger and suddenly turn out the lights. We did have a warning… Certainly I don’t think it was The CW’s decision not to keep a Vampire Diaries show on the air…” Regarding the new spinoff she added: “We had already been sort of talking about [another spinoff] very quietly inside the walls of our own little writer’s room. We had an idea, prepping is a loose term… The studio knew that we were pitching on an idea. The network knew, it was not in any kind of like, they hadn’t heard a peep about it. They didn’t know what it was, but yeah, we had an idea. Brett [Matthews] and Kevin [Williamson] and I were ready to go with it as soon as we carved out a window of time to do it. [The cancelation] kind of popped that balloon, I think, for now. Given that we literally have not pitched it to anybody, but I think Brett‘s spouse, but no, sorry [I can’t share it]. It’s not yet formed enough to be shared.” Let us know: WOULD YOU BE EXCITED FOR A NEW ‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES’ SPINOFF IF IT CAME ABOUT?