Friday, February 6, 2009

CW Bites Again

Almost five years ago to the day-February 14th 2004-the WB television network decided to cancel Angel. David Fury, the head writer of the show has said that if Joss and the crew had not been so adamant with the Head of Entertainment about getting an early renewal for the show that the show would have definitely been picked up for a sixth season. He also stated "The WB has since recognized…I believe Garth Ancier at The WB said that it was a big mistake to cancel Angel."

Any way it happened, it makes the news that the CW has just picked up a pilot for a new series entitled, "Vampire Diaries" all the more bitter to taste. "Vampire Diaries" is based on L.J. Smith's four-book series of the same name originally published in 1993 which as the Variety article states, the CW made clear was before Stephanie Meyer's publication of her Twilight books. But with all the vampyric media these days, it is no surprise that HarperCollins ordered three more books with the first new novel-with the unnecessary multiple-part title: The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall-coming out on Tuesday.

"Vampire Diaries" revolves around a young woman whose torn between two vampire brothers. The The brothers - one good, one evil - are battling for her soul, and the souls of her pals, family and the small town where they live.

What makes the news even more difficult to bear is the fact that this show will be birthed by writers and producers from such quality work as "Gossip Girl," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Dawson's Creek" and "Privileged."

Someone should point out that some vampires just suck.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Holy crap.

Is it awful to want to see this series? The first book series I EVER got into was L.J. Smith's Nightworld series when I was maybe eleven years old... and then after that it was The Vampire Diaries. And then it was on to Anne Rice and such. Let's just say that L.J. Smith's novels are probably what spurred my obsession with vampires and subsequently, Buffy. So either the CW is going to completely butcher my childhood memories or they're going to give me some new crack television that I won't be able to resist and will feel shame for it. Wow.

Thanks for this post!