The CW orders a pilot based on the Vampire Diaries

The CW has picked up a pilot based on the Vampire Diaries series of books, Variety reported.

Vampire Diaries, from Alloy Entertainment (Gossip Girl), is based on books originally published in 1993—well before Stephenie Meyer's Twilight—and revolves around a young woman who's torn between two vampire brothers. The brothers—one good, one evil—are battling for her soul and the souls of her pals, her family and the small town where they live.

The CW has reunited with Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer writer Kevin Williamson to executive-produce and write. Julie Plec (Kyle XY) is also on board to write and executive-produce.

The four-book series Vampire Diaries was originally penned by L.J. Smith. After the success of the Twilight series, Alloy's Les Morgenstein suggested to publisher HarperCollins that it should re-release the books with new covers.

Since then, Diaries has hit the New York Times best-seller list, and HarperCollins has ordered three more books. The first new installment, The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Nightfall, comes out next Tuesday.

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