The Vampire Diaries to launch on ITV2 in January 2010!

by Lisa McGarry


The Vampire Diaries, the hottest new show to come out of the US, is coming to ITV2 in the New Year!

Created by Kevin Williamson, the writer behind the big screen smash Scream and TV hit Dawson’s Creek, The Vampire Diaries has set a ratings record as the most watched series premiere in the history of The CW channel (home of Gossip Girl.)

Starring IAN SOMERHALDER (Boone from Lost), NINA DOBREV (Away From Her) and PAUL WESLEY (Smallville), all 22 episodes of this glossy new series will be showing on ITV2.

Think you know vampires? Unsuspecting Elena Gilbert (Dobrev) is about to meet two when a pair of very different brothers; one good, one evil — go to war for her soul. Elena’s life has been turned upside down since the tragic death of her parents four months ago. However, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel when she meets the devastatingly handsome but mysterious Stefan Salvatore (Wesley). What Elena doesn’t know is that her enigmatic new boyfriend is hiding a dark and deadly secret – Stefan is a vampire, continually resisting the urge to taste her blood.

When the residents of the usually quiet Mystic Falls become the victims of a series of violent attacks, Stefan’s greatest fear is realised. His dangerous older brother and bitter enemy Damon (Somerhalder) has followed him back to their childhood home to wreak havoc – and to claim Elena for himself.

The brothers have a turbulent, brutal past and Damon understands his brother’s fixation with Elena better than anyone. She looks exactly like Katherine, a woman Stefan loved more than a century ago and Damon tried to make his own. Now history is repeating itself and the immortal brothers are battling it out for Elena’s soul and those of her friends, family and all the residents of Mystic Falls.

The Vampire Diaries is a compelling love triangle with a dark, dramatic twist. How far will the vampire brothers take their sibling rivalry to win over Elena, the object of their obsession? The sleepy town of Mystic Falls will never be the same again.