The CW Picks Up Vampire Diaries


The CW has picked up a pilot based on L.J. Smith’s “Vampire Diaries” series of books, reports Variety.

“Vampire Diaries” comes from Alloy Entertainment, the same company whose past book series led to the Dub’s series “Gossip Girl” and “Privileged.”

Originally published in 1993, “Vampire Diaries” revolves around a young woman whose torn between two vampire brothers. The brothers — one good, one evil — are battling for her soul, and the souls of her pals, family and the small town where they live.

The CW has reunited with Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and “Dawson’s Creek” writer Kevin Williamson to executive produce and write. Julie Plec (“Kyle XY”) is also on board to write and executive produce.

Warner Bros. TV, where Alloy (which owns the rights to “Vampire Diaries”) is set up, is the studio; Alloy’s Les Morgenstein and Bob Levy are also executive producers.