EW.com's TV Insiders recently chatted with Kevin Williamson where he talked about his newest supernatural show he's prepping for The CW, here's what he had to say;
"That was the wrong characterization. I was like, ‘What is Buffy meets The X-Files?’ They’re completely at odds tonally. It’s neither. 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 ,Plec, his "The Vampire Diaries" co-executive producer, 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."
Hopefully they can get this show ready for the 2011 season but Williamson does promise this;
"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. That’s what we’re about here at 'The Vampire Diaries'. And that’s sort of why you call it a ‘companion piece,’ because you will see those similarities in the show. You know, a bunch of fun characters that you can visit every week and watch them go through all these scary, twisty storylines, but it all leads to some greater story about epic and tragic love."
Williamson also says that the new show and Vampire Diaries exist in the same world and will have some cross-overs. Cool huh!