“The Vampire Diaries” is a major hit for the CW and Kevin Williamson, along with Julie Plec are the masters behind it all. Multiple sources have confirmed that Executive Producer Kevin Williamson is in serious negotiation with the CW to develop a companion series to TVD.
The new show would not serve as a spin-off and would probably not feature any characters from The Vampire Diaries. But it would be based in a similar, supernatural world, as Deadline Hollywood describes the proposed series as “The X-Files meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
It would revolve around a team of researchers that investigates unexplained phenomena. To put it in more modern teams: Think Warehouse 13 meets Fringe.
Reports also state that Williamson would work with fellow Vampire Diaries producer Julie Plec on the pilot, which would premiere on The CW next season.
As if this news isn’t exciting enough, remember: The CW is also likely to air Secret Circle some time in 2011, a show based on another series of books penned by Vampire Diaries scribe L.J. Smith.