The Vampire Diaries creator Kevin Williamson has had a very busy year with the success of his TV show and writing the script for Scream 4, but that doesn't mean he is slowing down anytime soon. It has been reported by EW that Williamson and his co-producer, Julie Plec, are developing a new scripted show for TV that will not be a spin-off for The Vampire Diaries but will serve as a companion.
He explains: "It’s set on a college campus. There’s a little bit of some paranormal investigation involved, but it’s more about the characters. It’s more about what Julie and I like to do, which is create a world of people. A young girl goes to college, and it turns out there’s a lot more going on.”
Williamson insists that the show is still in its early stages of development and nothing is set in stone yet:
“Warner Bros. doesn’t like us to talk about shows that may never happen,” he states. “We don’t know if we’ll get it written in time, or if this will be for this year, next year…. But it’s just something we’re both very passionate about because we’ve got this whole world and this whole sort of mythology about this girl and this journey that she takes. It’s full of scary, horrible murder and surprises, and all the twists and turns that we love to do, but once again it is a story about epic love.”
When asked if he would be open to a possible crossover between this new show and The Vampire Diaries, Williamson responds “absolutely”, and adds: “It would be a companion in the sense that they would sort of exist in the same world, but it’s a different show. I don’t want to mess with [The Vampire Diaries]. This show’s gold. This show is very special.”
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