Vampires and wizards account for two big properties in a wide-ranging content deal struck between U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV and Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

The British commercial broadcaster has staked U.K. rights to the series “The Vampire Diaries,” as well as conjuring up “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “a substantial number of additional theatrical motion pictures,” the parties said Thursday.

Based on the book series by L. J. Smith, “The Vampires Diaries” is a romantic drama from Kevin Williamson in which two vampire brothers — one good, one evil — are at war for the soul of a high school girl and the souls of her friends and family. The series will be a focal point of ITV’s schedule in 2010, the broadcaster said.

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I gotta admit…I am not sold on the actors chosen for Vamp Diaries. First off, isnt Elena blond? And I am SO not feeling this Chace kid…too metrosexual for a brooding, hot Italian dude that is hundreds of years old, right?

Are you a Vamp Diaries fan? What do you think of the actor’s chosen for the roles on Vamp Diaries?

Do you think this will be  a good show or a dud? Will it make it past the dreaded Season One?