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The Vampire Diaries -- FIRST LOOK

The Vampire Diaries -- FIRST LOOK

Here are some first look pictures The Vampire Diaries, set to debut Fall 2009 on The CW.

Pictured left to right: Ian Somerhalder as Daman, Nina Dobrev as Elena, Paul Wesley as Stefan.

The show is based on LJ Smith‘s book series. Stefan is described as “gloriously, amazingly, epically beautiful young man” who is actually a 200-year-old vampire who has a strong connection with Elena. His brother Damon, the evil of the two, has also taken a liking to Elena.

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays @ 8PM ET/PT (right before Supernatural).

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  • charles

    wanna-be twilights… lol jk

  • Saudia

    sounds good, I liked Nina on Degrassi.. this shouldn’t be compared to Twilight … have an open mind!

  • Saudia

    wait if its Thursdays at 8pm then that means Smallville was canceled?

  • PardyHardy

    Uh, Elena was blonde and pale with startlingly blue eyes… Terrible, terrible casting.

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    epic failure. hahahaha..

  • BalloonsAreFun

    that sounds DUUUMBBB. that will last like one season then it will be cancelled i bet.

    and btw that TOTALLY is a twilight copy. Even if the books were written before twilight, they only put it into production because of the popularity of the twilight movie…

    thats looks SOOOOOO dumb.

  • deghg

    looks dumb. Is Smallville canceled? If yes, then good. That show should have ended a while ago.

  • Anastacia

    twilight wannabe??? pff sooo lame!!

  • Youve got mail

    He looks like Will from ‘Will & Grace’
    Lmao…

  • Saudia

    @Youve got mail: hahha so true!

  • eliza

    those books are great, but the casting is awefull, really
    elena?? stefan?? damon?!
    C’mon, they can do better than that

  • ms. amy

    Thank you #4… I read these books when I was in high school nearly 10 years ago and this girl is the complete opposite of Elena. Yuck. :-(

  • ignorance_is_your_biatch

    You idiots! Vampire Diaries were written BEFORE Twilight. You think you know everything and you’re poor ignorants. There was life before Twilight, for God’s sake.

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    just because it was written before twilight doesn’t mean it’s not on tv because of it. because it is. LOL

  • lise

    Stefan is described as “gloriously, amazingly, epically beautiful young man”…

    The Stefan actor is cute but plain. Ian Somerhalder is epically beautiful!

  • ignorance_is_your_biatch

    Yeah, because Twilight brought back the vampire tv shows. Have you ever watched Buffy, sweetheart? In Buffy a vampire fell in love with a human. It was on the NINETIES. Was it on because of Twilight too?

  • ignorance_is_your_biatch

    @ [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~] Have you ever watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, sweetheart? On it a vampire fell in love with a human. It was on the NINETIES. Was it on because of Twilight, too?

  • owen

    Come on people, its all about business.
    CW is trying to ride the “Vampire/Teen Love genre wave”.
    Nina Dobrev is extremely hot.

  • Jade

    Poor Twilight fans, you think Twilight is good??, anyone who knows a shit about vampires knows Twilight is boring and it doesn’t have the same interaction as Vampire Diaries, the casting sucks, and is Damon not Daman .. jeez

  • dsfbuglsdfui

    Umm, this book came out BEFORE twilight

  • me

    more vampires…just what the world needs! NOOO!! The only vampire related thing I like at the moment is True Blood. The rest can GO!!

  • cassi

    Twilight-wannabe? You gotta be kidding! You know that stephenie Meyer didn’t invent Vampires do you? So stop dissing it cause it has vampires in it! BTW Spike would wipe the floor with Edward. Yes, I don’t like Twilight but I don’t call Twilight a Buffy-rip off! Behave yourself you Twilight fanatic!

    I don’t know the books, Vampire Dairies, but I will give it a shot.
    So the casting isn’t too great?

  • dee

    ok….uhh..elena is supposed to be blonde and epically beautiful as well…Ian is literally the only casting choice im happy with …this is one of my favorite series ……and its already ruined!

  • cassi

    @me:
    Really? Can you tell me why it is so great cause I’m at episode 5 and I’m so bored by it. Does it get better?
    PS: Lavayette is cool!

  • NOSFERATU

    I am tired of all these Twilighters who are CLUELESS about the Vampire genre. Buffy was fantastic. I betcha twilighters have no clue who Anne Rice is or Bram Stoker for that matter…LOSERS!!!

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    @ignorance_is_your_biatch: buffy?!? buffy?! really.. buffy?!? that’s your reply..? damn, bish. you really had to reach back for that one. hahahahahaha.. @ buffy! cant believe you were so desperate you had to pull buffy outta ya ass. LOL

  • cassi

    @dee:
    Ok. that doesn’t sound good! i’m so sorry, I know it’s aweful if they turn your favorite book series into a crappy movie/series. Maybe they girl and the guy act better than they look.

  • cassi

    @NOSFERATU:
    I LIKE YOU! *hug*

  • cassi

    @[~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]:
    Actually she just had to reach back until 2003. So what’s your problem you Twilight junkie?

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    @Jade: twilight’s a 3 on a scale of 1-10. but at least twilight made it to the big screen. this shiits going to the cw! hahahaha.. and it wont make see a 3rd season. hell, probably wont see a 2nd.

  • Jade

    @[~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]:

    No it might not get even a second season, I don’t say the show is gonna be good, but the books are way better than Twilight, Meyer made vampires pink and cute, vampires are sexy not fags like Edward, I don’t care for this show because the casting ruined it for me.

  • mertz

    congrats to nina for getting the gig.

    lol to # 25

    yeah i’ve been saying that for a long while now, when there was nothing on tv or in film about vamps and now all hells breaking loose. i said that all without the loser part but it is something me and my friends talk about. w/e. i did read the entire series…even though i never really knew who the author was or how big the series was until i saw some news coverage. i think she said something stupid about writing great fiction and got put into check by stephen king.

  • mertz

    and i’ve not seen the movie either nor will i see any of the others in the series. worst.

  • ignorance_is_your_biatch

    @ [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~] I reached back to Buffy because I honestly believe you have no more culture to know any other thing about vampires than that. Dumb examples for dumb people, you know.

  • emilie

    that nina girl isnt a good actress.

  • http://crazydribble.com CRazy oldie

    Nina is sexyyyy! Did anyone see her on Degrassi?

  • girl5

    Good books, but casting BAD! Will last one season

  • http://ecctv.livejournal.com/ ecctv

    my mom tells me all the time that she wishes I was black, err i mean a vampire, a black vampire black black black

  • http://ecctv.livejournal.com/ ecctv

    @NOSFERATU:

    I agree with cha man. if I wasn’t black I’d be your friend

  • Pauline

    Wow, talk about rip off casting. This show is trying too hard to be the next Twilight.

  • Alyssa

    i loveee that book xD
    but i thought Eliza was blonde and has blue eyes o.o [x

  • Michaelangelo

    It was moved to another night, #3.

    It’s based on a book series that came out long before Twilight, #8.

    Rip off casting, #40?

  • lindsay powers

    im def ganna boycot this shit. its like twilight as a tv show. get some new effing ideas! stupid ass shit. theyshouldve renews privileged instead of this fake twilight show.

  • lindsay powers

    im def ganna boycot this shit. its like twilight as a tv show. get some new effing ideas! stupid ass shit. theyshouldve renews privileged instead of this fake twilight show.

  • ara

    They filmed at my school. I go to meet Nina. :)

  • Katie

    The CW is trying to get back what it had with Buffy and Angel all Twilight did was give them the idea that “hmm maybe we should try the vampire thing again it worked before”

  • Katie

    And please remember that Vampire Diaries came out WAY before Twilight did.

  • 2kew4u

    i luv twilight and the vampire daies so for all of u who think that its copying twilight it is not the vampire diaries were writen 17 years ago but twilight so awesome ihave the twiligh shrts and bag and all the book i have read twiligh over 20 times new moon 24 times eclipes 39 and bd 12 but vampire diarieas are better sux an egg if u disagger
    but twilight movie is the worest movie ever and it ruined the w

  • 2kew4u

    i luv twilight and the vampire daies so for all of u who think that its copying twilight it is not the vampire diaries were writen 17 years ago but twilight so awesome ihave the twiligh shrts and bag and all the book i have read twiligh over 20 times new moon 24 times eclipes 39 and bd 12 but vampire diarieas are better sux an egg if u disagger
    but twilight movie is the worest movie ever and it ruined the w

  • http://www.ionebaloney.tumblr.com baloney

    Elena’s supposed to be blonde!!!!!!!! Oh no CW please don’t ruin the Vampire Diaries series :(

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