'Twilight' for television: The CW orders pilot for 'Vampire Diaries'
Twilight fans, your beloved bloodsucker saga is about to get some competition. Today, The CW announced that they’re are picking up a pilot based on the popular vampire teen book series, Vampire Diaries. Originally written in 1993 by L.J. Smith, Diaries is an Alloy Entertainment property, the same company responsible for the book versions of Gossip Girl and Privileged. The plot revolves around a love triangle between a small-town girl and two vampire brothers. The series will be executive produced by Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson (also responsible for the horror classic Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer).
Personally, I can’t wait. First of all, I’m a sucker for anything on The CW. Secondly, Williamson is great with teens and horror. And finally, it’s nice for the network to expand its programming slightly. I mean Diaries doesn’t exactly sound groundbreaking, but at least it’s not just another series about rich, pretty young people who are, ya know, rich and pretty. What do you think Pop Watchers…and Twilight fans? Is there room enough in the pop culture universe for ANOTHER vampire romance?