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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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cm’on people, you are fighting over VAMPIRES!, Twilight is great, but why not giving a shot for Vamp. D? seems pretty good to me, even though there were Vamp series time ago, the successs that Twilight has been may be considered a good reason for This Vamp D to appaer on tv….
Just enjoy what you looove the most, dn’t take stuff personal!
atte. rl

omggggg :o
iM SOOO excitd! Vampire diaries is DA BEST.. i mean i love twilight and all but vampire diaries is just amazing!…its more vampiry! All those people who think they copied twilight….thats not true because vampire diaries are older then twilight although i think everyones loves this genre because twilight was sucha success! but thats just my opinion!
Ok now about the cast!!!! OMG..why is elena not BLONDE? i mean shes pretty but shes meant to be STUNNING*…and popular and smart! wtf?
Ok meant to be GLORIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL…wtf? paul wesley is gd looking and all but hes not stefen! stefen is meant to have long hair, green eyes and hot body :D
IAN is the best choice for DAMON….hes the reason im gonna watch this 4 real! hes just perfect 4 da character!
IM looking 4ward to this though…i think if they stick to the book…this will be a hit.
x x x

I agree with you omg Kristin ruined bella 4 me too and the movie wasnt that amazing and yah hope new moons better:@ I love twilight books 2 and i only started reading vampire diaries because i liked the genre bcoz of twilight and i agree 2 hours is not enough 4 me either :@
They are 5 books out for vampire diaries but theres more coming so there will be enough to satisfy any1 hu loves the genre! you should read them they are AMAZING…stefens a lot like edward :D i love the genre so i think this show will be soo cool! although i agree the cast isnt very amazing except IAN (wow) whos gonna play damon!
but i will definetly watch this :D
x x x

Cissamalfoy @ 05/23/2009 at 11:56 am

actually it was gonna be made into a tv show since the first book they justspent all this time doing casting you should know ur fact. and ttyl there have been eay more vampire movies besides twilight and all of those were actually good. you are just made b/c twilight is a crap series and this is way better b/c surprise surprise : IT HAS A PLOT!!!!!!

hatersbweare urgoingdown @ 05/23/2009 at 1:58 pm

this is messed up people hating it was made before twilight but elena neeeds to be blonde!

The Vampire Diaries lover @ 05/23/2009 at 4:34 pm

I can’t wait until this show begins!! All my other vampire shoes have been getting canceled. And btw, Smallville has not been canceled, it’s just been moved to Fridays. I love Smallville as well!!

The Vampire Diaries lover @ 05/23/2009 at 4:36 pm

I can’t wait until this show begins!! All my other vampire shows* have been getting canceled. And btw, Smallville has not been canceled, it’s just been moved to Fridays. I love Smallville as well!!

omg wy does everybody compare twilight to every vampire book/show!? gosh twilight is not the first ever vampire book! i LOVE twilight to death but it annoys me wen ppl wants to compare something that has to do with vampires yeah we get it twilight is AMAZING but dnt compare it to another vampire book cuz it’s most likely different gosh dis show seems interesting especially sine nina(mia frm degrassi) is in =]

well im not a hardcore fan a twilight but i do believe its a rip off i think any non twilight fan can see that, now dont take it the wrong way im sure vampire diarie are great book and i understand that they were out way before twilight books but my question to you is…

Why are they making a show until now when it was out way way before like 8 or 10 yrs ago, am i correct?
And were they so desperate to make it fast that they couldnt get a decent cast not even a character with the right haircolor??

Im a twilight fan but I also liked the vampire diaries. This series couldnt have been in the works since the first book came out in 1991, it doesnt take 18 years to cast for a television series. While maybe stephenie got some of her ideas from other vampire fiction(please we all know its true) it doesnt mean that this new series isnt riding the coat tails of this new vampire craze created by Twilight. Buffy was pretty popular, no ones denying that but it didnt have the same immense fandom or popularity that twilight does. That doesnt mean the movie adaption wasnt crappy(it was, luckily new moon looks better so far) but it was a smash hit as a book. Ive also read bram stokers Dracula and heard of ann rices Interview with a Vampire so ive been around these kind of novels before, and not one of these authors were the ones who made vampires up but that doesnt make them copycats. Some similarities between Twilight and The Vampire Diaries are: vampire-human romance(where the vampire is a guy), the both take place in small towns, love triangle, shape-shifting, set in high schools, older vamps, and crappy writing(extremely horrible in the vampire diaries), but really good plot lines and story ideas. So seriously people im just looking forward to this series despite everything everyone is saying, while hoping that it isnt as sappy and annoyingly gooshy as its book version. Everyone needs to stop comparing and let this show stand for itself apart from Twilight. Theres no need to get all upset over this series, its not that big of a deal. Although im kind of annoyed with the brunette elena, but ill get over it.

Vampireluver @ 05/25/2009 at 3:54 am

I’ll say Vampires have appeared in Books and Films 4 centuries and ppl throw hissy fits only now coz of Twilight..seriously who cares don’t get so worked up!!

i agree with all u lj fans about the casting u think they could have screwed it up any worse. i might just watch the piolet just to get a good laugh. ok u twilight fans yes the books were ok and yes the movie was cool but the vampire diaries is what paved the way for ur twilight books. and from what i know of from lj’s site and fansites this was in the making long before ur glittering vampires even hit the big screen.

aha twilight wannabe’s :P

Stop comparing this to Twlight, PLEASE. Vampire Diaries came out in 1992! WAYYYY Before Twilight came out. I actually love Twilight, but Twilight wasn’t the first Vampire story to come out, so stop comparing it to everything

ROSEBLACK @ 05/26/2009 at 9:08 pm

HELL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! cannot be canceled!! maybe they’re just movin’ the show to another day………really hope

Dean's_ biatch @ 05/26/2009 at 9:19 pm

OH MY!! i almost jump from my window when i first heard dat they were makin’ a show based on vampire diaries!! (i mean…..i was shocked i totally luv the idea) i luv the books and everything and of course loveeeeeeeeeee Ian somerhalder , and Paul (he doesn’t convince me yet ….i didn’t see him as Stefan but i’ll see) but come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn this girl Nina (i do not have nothing against her) i mean she’s not even a blond or has blue eyes as Elena is supposed to be!!!! dat was the momnt when i almost tried to jump of the window …….again!!! ok maybe their preformances are good ……anyway i’ll give it a shot =)

I certainly like all the actors who are playing, even though elena is originally blonde. I think their doing awfully good with the series. I mean come on people… some things have to be different. I mean take it down to detail…. on the first day of school elena wears this red shirt…. watch the trailer stupid…. the girl wears a red shirt. Nina has that quality about her that says she can definitly portray the character of Elena…. remember that saying people… dont judge a book by its cover. I know most of you think of Elena by the girl on the cover. Think again! In some parts of our minds we think of many different versions of elena. Sometimes the girl on the cover, sometimes that fraction in our imagination that keeps constanly changing each body feature that we think goes along with the type of expression shed be wearing. But just be thankful of Nina’s acting and the getting into character if you put it. Nina will play a great Elena. The only thing im dissapointed in is the fact that they only have bonnie. But I like that the director put both the characters into one. Bonnie has that gaurded yet fun positive side to her. Like how she was saying how kickass their year will be. It felt like she was kinda judging wether to use that phrase or not. Gaurded. Yet positive and goaled that will happen. But then at the end of the trailer she gives you that spider crawling feeling. Even though she looks nothing like either characters I like the directors pick. Most shows dont really add a black or native person as a main character. I like the director. Oh I also hear that Jeremy is Elena’s brother….. no…… absolutly no. There was no need of him. But oh well. I know I still love the shows more than Twilight movie! But I know I will like New Moon best of all. Go Vampires!!!!!!!!

you twilight obsessed people are kinda crazy, i mean not everything came out after twilight. And was a total copy off it. This is actually a great book series. Hope it will be a good TV series too (even tho the casting sux!).

PS read twilight and a few other vampire stuff (what can i say vampires and humans and stuff in love fascinate me!) and i loved twilight too. :)

PS PS I totally recommend Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Wow. You guys are all stupid as hell.
For starters, there’s so many similarities between the two, and since Vampire Diaries was published first, that means that Stephenie probably got her inspiration from L J Smith.
So, yeah. If not for LJ, there would be no Twilight.
Twilight is a good series, but this one is so much better.
There’s nothing like the originals.
This one’s going into production because it’s GOOD. Not because of Twilight. Twilight has nothing on the Vampire Diaries. Nothing at all.
The series is amazing, and it’s usually messed up when people try and remake something, so don’t say ****. Sure, the characters are all messed up, EXCEPT FOR THE GORGEOUS DAMON, but that’s probably because they needed something different. Although Elena as a brunette is pretty dumb.
Give the show a chance. People PAY the author to be able to make it into something they want, so STFU. That’s why it’s not like the books. Because it’s been bought by the CW.

but i thought Elena was supposed to have blonde hair not brown hair????

@Anastacia: i was reading the vamire diaries more than a decade ago, if you are going to make comments make sure you do your research properly because all you have done is made a fool out of your self. Twilight is not the be all and end all of vampire stories in fact many others were telling that sort of vamp tale before S Meyer wrote those boring books that lack imagination

@A_proud_twilighter: Bram Stoker DRACULA

YAY more freaking vampires. Just what this world needs. NOT.

Allyssa Vasquez @ 06/03/2009 at 9:05 pm

i know she is blond i think they cant read…………… or there just stupid

allyfelizzz @ 06/04/2009 at 11:11 am

okay, why the heck is elena not BLONDE?!
that’s going to be so annoying.
i mean, i’m reading The Vampire Diaries The Return: Nightfall
and every time they talk about elena they mention her BLONDE HAIR!
Stefan and damon are okay, both hot.
and please, people this is nothing like Twilight, so stop comparing.
(twilight’s better:p)

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