Ian Somerhalder & Paul Wesley Cast in The CW’s VAMPIRE DIARIES

Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have been cast in The CW’s VAMPIRE DIARIES.

Vampire Diaries will be based on the series of books by LJane Smith which centers on a high school girl who is torn between two vampire brothers – one good and one evil.

The funny thing is I was going to pick up this book the other day without realizing that The CW was making a show out of it. I guess vampires really are in lately.

Ian Somerhalder (Lost) will play Damon Whitmore, a vampire who can go from casual and playful to pure evil in less than a second.

As for Paul Wesley (Everwood, Army Wives) will play Stefan Whitmore, Damon’s brother, who is a “gloriously, amazingly, epic-ly beautiful young man, elegant and ageless,” who although appearing to be 17-18 is actually a 200-year-old vampire who has come to Mystic Falls in search of Elena.

Elena, the main character, will be played by Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation).

This show sounds right up my alley and I can definitely can behind the casting of Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley as the vampires.

Plus with Kevin Williamson as the executive producer and writer, I think we’re in good hands.

(Source: Variety & THR)