Julie Plec has probably had better days. UPDATED with comments about The CW.
The venerable showrunner has suffered three cancellations of shows that she exec produces: Legacies and Roswell, New Mexico on The CW and The Endgame on NBC.
“It’s the Red Wedding at WBTV/CW today,” she tweeted. “Much more to say, but not today. Loads of gratitude coming for fans and cast and crew in future tweets. But today, we mourn.”
The Originals spinoff Legacies, which comes from Warner Bros. TV and CBS Studios, was canceled after four seasons. Similarly, Roswell, New Mexico will end with its fourth season. Finally, bank heist drama The Endgame, won’t return for a second season.
Plec still has plenty of shows left on the board; she has created Vampire Academy for Peacock and has an adaptation of Dead Day at the NBCU streamer as well as political series The Girls on the Bus at HBO Max and is developing Confessions, starring The Vampire Diaries alum Paul Wesley at Netflix.
UPDATE: Plec expanded on her initial tweet today, “a toast thread to the fallen and the fans who have to say goodbye”. She thanked a number of her colleagues including The Endgame’s Jake Wootton, Roswell, New Mexico’s Carina Adly Mackenzie, Lance Anderson and Chris Hollier, Legacies’ Brett Matthews as well as the rest of the cast, crew and fans.
Plec also paid tribute to The CW in a note that highlighted that the youth-skewing network, which is set to be sold, is going through some changes. The network canceled a slew of series – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, 4400, Charmed, Dynasty, In the Dark, Naomi, Roswell, New Mexico andLegacies – meaning that it has 11 original scripted series on air compared to 19 last year.
“A final tip of the hat to our kindred spirits in cancellation at the CW. What a run we’ve all had. It’s sad when the business changes beneath your feet. May you all find your way to your next adventure with the knowledge that you did yourselves proud,” she wrote.
See the full thread below.
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.
— Julie Plec (@julieplec) May 12, 2022
A toast thread to the fallen and the fans who have to say goodbye…
— Julie Plec (@julieplec) May 13, 2022