One would assume ’round The CW headquarters Kevin Williamson, creator of the network’s biggest hit The Vampire Diaries, is the man. Williamson is developing a new supernatural series about a group of paranormal investigators — described as “The X-Files meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer” — envisioned as a companion series to Diaries. There’s no deal in place, but Williamson’s hitmaker status ought to flush this one through pilot season. (Of course, 2009 me said similar things about the now-defunct Gossip Girl spinoff.) Deadline hears that Vampire Diaries co-creator Julie Plec is in talks to co-write the project. The series has no direct connection with The Vampire Diaries.
After a brief lull, Williamson is again approaching the heights of his late nineties Dawson’s Creek/Scream heyday: William’s script for the franchise reboot Scream 4 hits theaters on April 15, 2011.