Kevin Williamson, who helped shape the identity of The WB, is bringing a new pilot to The CW.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW has given pilot green lights to Williamson’s “Vampire Diaries” and the Beltway drama “Body Politics.”
“Vampire Diaries” comes from WBTV and Alloy and is based on the Young Adult horror series by L.J. Smith. The books, which were reprinted in 2007, focus on a high school girl who becomes the focal point in a love triangle with two vampire brothers, one good-ish and one evil.
Williamson wrote the “Vampire Diaries” with Julie Plec (“Kyle XY”) and would executive produce the series. He became a screenwriting sensation in the ’90s with “Dawson’s Creek” and the “Scream” movies. His most recent TV project was The CW’s short-lived summer series “Hidden Palms.”
“Body Politics” comes from writers Jason Rothenberg and Bill Robinson and executive producer Peter Horton.
The pilot’s focus is a young woman, who moves to Washington to work as a staffer to a Senator, and the ambitious people she meets in the Beltway.
[Note: Variety calls the pilot “The Body Politic,” which would be something completely different.]
The CBS Paramount TV production shouldn’t be confused with CBS’ Beltway pilot “House Rules,” about a newly elected Congressional class.
“Vampire Diaries” and “Body Politics” join “Light Years” and the backdoor “Gossip Girl” spinoff on The CW’s drama pilot slate.