thanks to Sara Gundell at the Examiner
A TV series adaptation of LJ Smith’s hit book series The Vampire Diaries premieres tonight on the CW network.
“The Vampire Diaries” comes to TV from creator Kevin Williamson – who also created “Dawson’s Creek.” He tells the associated press that “The Vampire Diaries” isn’t just the story of a girl and a vampire – he says it’s also the story of a town.
It’s clear that “The Vampire Diaries” is building on the recent rise in popularity of vampires, thanks in part to the Twilight Series and HBO’s “True Blood” – which is a TV series based on Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire series of books. But Williamson tells the AP that the popularity of vampires is a cycle, not a fad – pointing to the ‘80s cult classic movie “The Lost Boys” as an example.
Read More, and see two clips from the show, here
I don’t think it’s fair to say they’re building on the popularity of Twilight since, as the article says, the Vampire Diaries books were written first.
Have you been looking forward to the premiere? What are you most excited about?