It looks like Kevin Williamson, the man behind The Vampire Diaries, is giving his vampire fans even more to fall in love with.
According to sources, the CW is developing a “companion” series to The Vampire Diaries, and Williamson himself has been signed on as the writer.
Right now this project is in its early development stages, which means that there isn’t much info on it, but here’s what I can tell you:
Williamson’s new project is a one-hour drama about a group of researchers who investigate paranormal happenings.
It’s unknown at this time if any of the characters from The Vampire Diaries would cross over into this new series. At the moment, sources are saying that this companion project is considered a separate entity, so it‘s not likely that our favorites vamps will be involved. Folks are also saying that it’s also unlikely that the new pilot would air as an episode of The Vampire Diaries. Since the new show is still in its early stages there’s nothing set in stone, however, there are rumors that Julie Plec, the executive producer of Vampire Diaries, may also be involved in the companion show.
The pilot will be under consideration by the CW for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
After reading all of the reports on this “companion” series I honestly can’t figure out why the hell they are calling it a companion to The Vampire Diaries. Currently, it appears to have nothing to do with our beloved vampire show except for the fact that Kevin Williamson is involved. So how does that make it a companion show?
Also, as much as I love shows on the paranormal, this new show sounds an awful like Fringe, a current show about an FBI agent that investigates paranormal activity, so I’m finding it difficult to get excited for another show about paranormal investigating.
What do you guys think of the upcoming “companion” show?