I’m a huge fan of the Twilight Series, but when I finished those books, a void was left and I needed something to fill it. So, I started a search online that lead me to a series called The Vampire Diaries. The Vampire Diaries are written by LJ Smith, and she began writing them in 1991. The first 4 books were all released in the 90’s, and then LJ started a new trilogy in 2008. The story is about a beautiful girl (Elena) who is torn between two vampire brothers (Stefan and Damon).
Now The CW is developing The Vampire Diaries for television. The pilot will be wrapping by the end of this week. Some interesting cast choices have already been made. The most noteable actor to join the show in the pivotal role of Damon is Ian Somerhalder of “Lost” fame. Also, Nina Dobrev (who stars on Degrassi as Mia) has landed the role of Elena. Interesting choice since Elena is supposed to be a platinum blonde with blue eyes, and Nina has almost black hair with dark brown eyes. The CW sure is loving snagging those Degrassi stars. They stole Shanae Grimes to play Annie Wilson on the new 90210 and now Nina.
Ian Somerhalder as evil vampire brother, Damon
Nina Dobrev as the beautiful and popular Elena
Also cast on the show is Zach Roerig (former daytime star from As the World Turns and One Life to Live. Zach will play Matt, Elena’s ex boyfriend who is the most popular guy in school and a jock.
Zach Roerig as popular jock, Matt
Paul Wesley has been cast as the good vampire brother, Stefan. Paul has appeared on several shows including 24, Army Wives, and American Dreams.
Paul Wesley as heroic vampire, Stefan
Katerina Graham will be playing the psychic character, Bonnie. Katerina has appeared in several films, including the most recent Zac Efron flick “17 Again”. She has also appeared on TV on several shows including The OC and Hannah Montana.
Katerina Graham as psychic, Bonnie
Party girl, Vicki, will be played by Kayla Ewell who has also appeared on The OC, Bones, Boston Public, Freaks and Geeks, and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Kayla Ewell as party girl, Vicki
Candice Accola, who is pretty new on the scene, has been cast as Elena’s former friend turned enemy, Caroline. Candice doesn’t have a huge resume, but she has appeared on the CW’s Supernatural.
Candice Accola as Elena's frenemy, Caroline
I’m really looking forward to this show. The CW just keeps pumping out the kind of shows I would love. What do you think? Are you looking forward to this show?