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Williamson Adapting Teen Vampire Series

By February 11, 2009

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Not had your fill of vampires – especially of the teen variety? Good news: The CW is working with publisher Alloy Entertainment (who co-produces Gossip Girl and other teen-oriented shows) on a one-hour drama pilot adapted from the young-adult book series The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith.

Kevin Williamson (Scream, Dawson's Creek), apparently still keen to labor in the teen angst stable, will write and executive produce, working alongside Julie Plec (who knows from teens with unusual problems, having written and produced on Kyle XY). It's Williamson's first series since 2007's whiny-rich-kid series Hidden Palms, which The CW canceled after eight episodes.

The Vampire Diaries, a 1991 trilogy subsequently extended by a fourth entry, follows popular girl Elena and her efforts for figure out the one boy she can't get – mysterious newcomer Stefan. Guess what his secret is?

Meanwhile the author has been at work on a second trilogy called The Vampire Diaries: The Return, the first installment of which just came out last week (compare prices).

So the big question is: Will this show be about vampires, or will it be a new batch of navel-gazing teens, this time with fangs?

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