Vampire Diaries Co-Creator Developing New Paranormal ‘Companion Series’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2013 at 7:59 am,

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If you’re an ardent lover of quality vampire flicks, don’t sweat the news that Joss Whedon passed on a Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake. There’s a good chance you can take comfort in an entirely new vampire-centric project – brought to you by someone well-versed in the bloodsucker genre.

The Vampire Diaries co-creator Kevin Williamson is sinking his teeth into a freshly signed development deal with Warner Bros. TV. Before the ink had even dried Williamson reportedly began work on a new project that is already being called a potential “companion series” for his juggernaut vampire show which remains the CW’s highest rated series.

Already generating comparisons to the The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the hour-long weekly drama in development centers on a group of (presumably attractive) researchers who dare to study and boldly investigate paranormal happenings (those of which likely involve your not-so-friendly array of neighborhood vampires). Furthering hype about the vampire overtones is the hot rumor that Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec will also be involved, in some capacity, behind the scenes of the new show.

If you’re wondering, like many other TV fans are, if this project could prove a logical replacement for Supernatural, now in its sixth season on the CW, you may be on to something. With contracts set to expire for the Supernatural cast at the end of this season, as well as the show’s move to the dreaded Friday night ratings dead zone, it’s quite possible that many will go the way of creator Eric Kripke – who has already abandoned ship. What’s more, the new Williamson project sounds very Supernatural-esque.

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In the absence of concrete casting news, some are naturally speculating about the prospect of one or more characters from The Vampire Diaries possibly doing some cross-over promotional work – to give the new show an initial ratings jolt. What is for certain, however, is that the pilot will be under consideration by the CW for possible launch during the 2011-12 season.

Kevin Williamson, who only signed a new development deal with Warner Bros. in early November, is enamored with the paranormal and his penchant for such seems poised to direct his forthcoming endeavors. This will definitely please television audiences that still can’t seem to get enough of vampires, zombies, and other assorted vile creatures of the night.

Source: E! Online

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  1. Would love to see Kyle Schmid get a role in this. He was great in Blood Ties, The Covenant, Deep Cove

  2. Why is Kevin creating a series duplicates the concept of Supernatural? Why are the people at CW/WB going to abandon ship with an amazing show that is still doing all right in the ‘death slot,’ when they could do so much more for it?

    • 1000000x this ^^^^

    • because jared and jensen have both expressed desires to wrap up the show and move on to other projects

      • Actually, both Jared and Jensen have signed on for a 7th season if the CW decides to keep it. I think they said it at a convention months ago.

        Also, I don’t like the “Eric Kripke – who has already abandoned ship.”. He hasn’t abandoned ship, he just isn’t the show runner anymore. He still plays a fairly big part as a consultant.