Friday, 27 March 2009

Casting News - CW's Vampire Diaries

I admit to never having read one word of LJ Smith's Vampire Diaries series but since the CW is making the television version, I am sure to become acquainted. Here's the latest casting news from Korbi at

Ian Somerhalder (best known as Boone from Lost) has been locked in as Damon. Paul Wesley (Fallen, Everwood) has been cast as Stefan. Call me stupid but aren't they supposed to be related? Not seeing it.

Zach Roerig (douche bag Cash from the awesome Friday Night Lights) and Kayla Ewell (The O.C., Entourage) will play siblings.Further cast members have also been mentioned - Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Steven R. McQueen (Everwood).

Thee pilot, of which this casting is for, is being written by Scream and Dawson's Creek Kevin Williamson and Kyle XY's Julie Plec.

What do you think?


Alea said...

I'll watch anything with Ian Somerhalder, ANYTHING! (I tried & failed to watch LOST when he was on it) I remember him from some old WB show, like Beautiful Americans or something like that, it was good before it got cancelled!

Alea said...

Scratch that, it's actually called Young Americans! good show!

Aubrey said...

Ian Somerhalder looks perfect for a vampire role. As I have only seen him in a completely oppotsite roll in LOST it will be interesting to see what he can do!

Paul reminds me of a young (blanking who plays Jack Bower) who played in The Lost Boys. That should be fun!

The girl looks great! Oh I love vampire shows! I hope it does well. I was thuroughly ticked when Moonlight was cancelled!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I like everyone. Ian is a cutie for sure, and I can see how the last two would be siblings.

I have the first two in this series...I believe...they came together in one book...but I need to read them.


Khy said...

Stefan is also supposed to be hot. I'm not seeing that either. xDD

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I've never read the books so I don't know about the cast, but I think this could be a really good show. I linked to your post on my movie news today.

prophecygirl said...

Looks cool so far, and Kevin Williamson writing it can't be bad!

Anonymous said...

Vampire Diaries is a decent series, I read it recently. Fun to see a series being made about it. I will anxiously await.

Adele said...

Alea - I used to watch that show too and he & Kathryn Moening were my fave parts. Interesting fact - Kate Bosworth still can't act any better than she did then.

Aubrey - You were thinking of Kiefer Sutherland, I see the resemblance. Hopefully boy can act.

Lauren - totally agree there is some similarity in their faces that means they could totally be related.

Khy - not seeing the hotness either.

GBTQ - thanks for linking, will check it out now

Jenny - totally agree with your KW statement but having seen Cursed I know not everything he does is good.

Anon - if anything it gives me something to watch that I may be interested in.

Alea said...

*snort* they need to put that show on dvd and NOW! It was so long ago I watched it it's like a dream, i want to remember it!

Amy said...

I loved the Vampired Diaries when I was a teen, totally loved. I blame them for my ever living love for vampires.

I was surprised by the Ian Somerhalder news, but it's not altogether an unpleasant idea. Since LOST is my favorite show ever, I can now watch out of loyalty. Plus, that picture you used? Perfect.

Natalie Hatch said...

LJ Smith's books were cool even before being a vampire reader was. So glad that they're on the up and up. But I suppose here in Oz we'll have to wait forever and a day before we get to see it.

Reverie said...

I'm kind of excited i must say!!! looks good and the guys are hot. call me shallow, sure, but a girl can enjoy her eye candy!

Samantha LeAnne said...

Zach Roerig was also on As The World Turns and One Life To Live.