VAMPIRE DIARIES Creator Kevin Williamson Developing Potential Companion Series: “THE X-FILES meets BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER”

     November 29, 2010


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.

  • salezy

    hopefully not a replacement for supernatural..

  • Liam

    We already have this show. It’s called Sanctuary.

    • Dogg

      Ugghh, Sanctuary’s done on the cheap with green screen and CGI sets, while Vamp Diaries has some of the best cinematography on TV.

      • Liam

        Yeah but story wise… TVD lost me after one season. I still tune in to Sanctuary and actually care what is happening. You can have the best visuals in the world, but without a story to back it up… you have Avatar.
        I think the way Sanctuary is done is nothing short of brilliant and since it costs the network practically nothing to produce it’s not in danger of being dropped on a whim.

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  • rehabber

    I also love Sanctuary, but TVD is the best show on TV for me. Love all the actors and the writing is outstanding and O, Damn! Damon.