The Vampire Diaries is the hit new show launching on the CW (who also bring you gossip girl, supernatural and one tree hill) and is based on the young adult books first written by the fantastic L.J. Smith
Focusing on the lives of two very different brothers and their mutual affection for popular schoolgirl Elena Gilbert it looks set to take the world by storm as the desire for all things Vampire related rages on. L. J. Smith definitely knows her Vampire stuff and is not only the author of The Vampire Diaries series but also wrote the hugely successful Night World books which have now gained their own cult following.
Partially written and produced by Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, Scream) this is an exciting new TV series which embraces the laws and myths of vampires that we’re familiar with from recent shows like True Blood and movies such as Twilight and runs with them whilst developing its own cool ideas and drama along the way.
The basic cast list is below as shown on IMDB
Nina Dobrev – Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley – Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder – Damon Salvatore
Steven R. McQueen – Jeremy Gilbert
Sara Canning – Jenna Somers
Katerina Graham – Bonnie Bennett
Candice Accola – Caroline Truitt
Zach Roerig – Matt Donovan
Kayla Ewell – Vicki Donovan
Michael Trevino – Tyler Lockwood