Vampire Diaries is a very successful book series about a human girl named Elena who is gorgeous, perfect and can have any guy she wants. Then there is Stefan, the dark, brooding vampire with the horrible past who is the only one that appears to be able to resist Elena. And finally we have Stefan’s brother Damon, the wicked vampire driven by revenge for Stefan and determined to have Elena all to himself.
Sounds like the perfect storyline for a drama show. Right? That’s what producer Kevin Williamson thought as well. Although a young adult series about vampires, Kevin Williamson assures us that this is not a high school only show and that its also not about vampires….yeaaa. Apparently the show just has vampires in it but isn’t actually about vampires but rather about the town they all live in. As he said at the CW panel… “There’s this darkness that lies underneath this town … it’s not a high-school show, it’s more a story of a small town.” He also says “It’s not Twilight, it’s not True Blood.” Clearly. Although when it comes to Twilight, they both have the girl being fought over by two emo boys. Uh huh. From what I have seen so far it isn’t something new and special. You have the hot girl who has suffered a great loss and then comes in the hot boy who makes her feel good again. A classic story plot.
Obviously I am a bit skeptical but not enough so that I wont give the show a shot. I mean, a teenage vampire drama couldn’t hurt…. too bad… right? Plus side: the cast is hot.
Well, I will let you decide for yourselves, check out this clip from ComicCon ‘09 featuring producers and cast discussing the new show.