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Teen Vampire Drama Coming to the CW

Well, it was bound to happen eventually: The CW has ordered a drama pilot based on a series of vampire novels for teens that have enjoyed a resurgence thanks in part to the success of Twilight.

The Vampire Diaries novels — which were published by Alloy, the same company that brought Gossip Girl into the world — focus on a mortal named Elena, who was the girl who could have any boy she wanted until she met two vampire brothers. One brother, Stefan, is described as "brooding and mysterious" and capable of resisting Elena's charms, while Damon is dangerous, driven by a desire for revenge, and "would kill" to have Elena.

Kevin Williamson, the mastermind behind Dawson's Creek (and, um, Hidden Palms), wrote the script for the pilot.

Hey, just the other day, I made up a fake teen vampire TV show and a lot of you thought it had to be real — clearly, it was just a matter of time. Could you picture young vamps in love steaming up the CW come Fall? And have any of you read these books?


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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Hey if people are paying money for the crap that is twilight they will watch this too. its not a rip off, its just the same old same old.
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 8 years
i've had an obsession with vampires since Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the movie, not the tv series, so this makes me happy :o). I'll have to read the books.
glynislily glynislily 8 years
I will totally watch this and never tell a living soul about it. I am reading the books right now and they are OK but I think updating it would be great.
marseilles-rose marseilles-rose 8 years
This is seriously weird. I didn't know vampires have become a new trend. If there are any out there I'm pretty sure they're offended.
daise daise 8 years
Glad people are still loyal to Buffy - that theme tune said it all - on a sidenote - I think another vampire thing might be too much - (but I'll still check it out) They should try aiming it at an older audience because it might make it less cheesy - more like Supernatural but with vampires. Lets hope they get hot but decent actors as well :D
PollyPrissyPants PollyPrissyPants 8 years
I loved these books when they first came out! I read them over and over...but then eventually lost them in one move or another. I saw that they recently republished them and I may have (guiltily) bought them to read again (as I wallowed in nostalgia). They're fun books for the pre-teen/early teen crowd but I don't see how they lend themselves to a tv show at ALL. Plus, you can never beat Buffy and they really need to stop trying to recapture the magic.
mnxygrl mnxygrl 8 years
omgosh...i used to love reading l.j. smith books...when i was in my preteen stage haha. i've actually reread them and while they're not as good as i remembered, they're not halfbad. i actually enjoyed her other vamp stories with the "wild powers" better.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
ooooooooooh boy. sad thing is, i'll probably end up watching it just out of curiousity.
esmerb esmerb 8 years
I know I am in no way ready for this...
francyface francyface 8 years
i remember reading these books over and over! i loved them -- but i think i was the target age for the twilight books at the time -- will have to check it out.
beansandsyke beansandsyke 8 years
if its not buffy it can shove off.
rocketgirl rocketgirl 8 years
I like the books, but I don't think this could morph into a TV show well. Perhaps a movie?
ehadams ehadams 8 years
These were my favorite books when I was 12 or so. Which mind you, was about15 years ago. Then the books were re-released last year and I picked one up and it just seemed so silly. But I'm sure it will appeal to teens, since it sounds like they'll just make it Gossip Girl with fangs.
Katie-Kat398180 Katie-Kat398180 8 years
lolz...yeah, was only a matter of time. I wonder what (if any) show it will replace...
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
ayy it just makes me crave "TrueBlood" even more. I'd lie if I say I wont watch it obsessed :p Its like my crack..I need a fix ;)
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
NO NO NO NO NO! I can't take another vampire show! I'll go insane I tell you!
new new 8 years
i just saw an episode of south park yesterday in which being a vampire became the hip new thing to do, which totally pissed off the goths lol. i guess it's really happening...
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