‘Vampire Diaries’ Companion Series Is in the Works

The Vampire Diaries mastermind Kevin Williamson has reportedly signed on for what’s being called TVD’s sister show.

According to sources, the CW is developing a “companion” series to The Vampire Diaries, and Williamson is the writer.

The project is in its early development stages at the moment, but here’s what was revealed about the show: it’s a one-hour drama about a group of researchers who investigate paranormal happenings.

This pilot will be under consideration by the CW for the upcoming 2011-12 season. Rumors are also circling that Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec is also involved.

Ahh…another highly addictive TV series added to our list!

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  1. I am not sure if I will watch? I mean when is enough, enough you know? It just seems to be the breaking point for me. Stop with the spin-offs and companions. Come up with something original or make something you already have work.

  2. The premise doesn’t really sound like a spin off to me? I mean it kinda sounds like Supernatural with a larger cast… if that’s the case CW already has the show. What makes this stand out? I’m just playing devil’s advocate here. 🙂 But that being said I’ll probably watch it. haha 🙂

  3. I thought of Supernatural when I read about it as well Emma. I am going to have to wait for more info about it to see if i will tune in, premise is still too vague for me to tell. It doesn’t look like anything special to me, but you never know 😉

  4. Its probably more of a Supernatural spin-off. But I am just really disliking how networks seem to find one thing that works and tries to replicate it many times over to the point of saturation. I am waiting for ABC to say they are bringing back Port Charles. Might as well since Vampires are the hot trend right now. 😉

    As for paranormal, doesn’t Fringe fit into that category? Its struggling right now of FOX.

  5. Didn’t ABC have The Gates? I don’t think that worked out as I’ve heard nothing about it since. 🙂 Fox is finishing off Fringe in my opinion with the move to Friday night. That’s the death warrant as far as Fox is concerned. I think as with anything, when you saturate the market with a given genre – people loose interest really fast. I don’t think Fringe fits in with that, but I do think any new Vampire movies or shows do. But then again that’s how holiday tends to do things. 🙂

  6. I like the spin-offs! This is actually being called “companion series” though, because so many people from The Vampire Diaries are involved. Creator Kevin Williamson, Executive Producer Julie Plec are confirmed, but source articles from E, Radar, and TvGuide are saying that Bonnie’s traveling cousin Lucy [Natasha Williams] is said to be on the show! Oh and you guys are talking Supernatural, I thought you’d like this little part of one of the articles: “Now I know what you’re thinking: Doesn’t this show already exist, and isn’t it called Supernatural? I know you’re thinking it, because I’m thinking it too — but the whole idea of a TVD spin-off is pretty exciting and worth playing with.” Sources are also saying that Williamson is looking into having a couple more of The Vampire Diaries sideline characters, like Lucy, cross over as well. Reports are also saying it could be a cross of “The X-Files” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

  7. Hm… I don’t know. That being said I wasn’t sold on Supernatural before the pilot and after the pilot I thought it was the greatest thing ever. Maybe it’s just because we haven’t seen a spinoff series yet on CW since Angel and Buffy. That made sense to me and worked nicely. But maybe it’s all in the wording “Companion series”? I still think it sounds weird. haha 🙂 Why not just do it something completely separate? Why would you go out hunting for supernatural things as a spin-off from a series where you have tons of supernatural activity? Just not sure I’m sold 🙂

  8. So my first thought was this is a replacement for Supernatural… 🙁 I know I’ll probably check it out though, cause it’s Kevin Williamson. Maybe this is more like Dawson’s Creek/Young Americans? They didn’t really have anything to do with each other, just The WB stuck that one guy in a few episodes of DC hoping to get some viewers. I just hope KW doesn’t pull a Berlanti and jump ship, leaving the show to suffer in less capable hands.

  9. Yeah I agree, a lot of time show creators move on to other projects and the original show suffers. I refuse to think of it as a replacement for Supernatural. The day that show ends will be a day cry more than I did when Gilmore Girls/Veronica Mars/Roswell ended… combined. 🙂

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