CW orders 'Vampire,' 'Politics' pilots
Duo joins 'Gossip Girl' spinoff, 'Light Years' on slateVampires and D.C. politicians (hopefully not in a combination) are the latest additions to the CW's fall slate as the network on Thursday gave the green light to pilots "Vampire Diaries" and "Body Politic."
"Vampire Diaries," from WBTV and Alloy, is based on Alloy's 15-year-old series of novels, which are enjoying a resurgence with their reprinting in the wake of the success of "Twilight."
It centers on a tragic young heroine who is the object of passion for two vampire brothers -- one good, one evil -- who are at war for her soul and for the souls of her friends, family and other residents of the small town in which she resides.
Kevin Williamson, creator of "Dawson's Creek" and the "Scream" feature franchise, wrote the script with Julie Plec ("Kyle XY). Williamson is exec producing with Plec, Alloy's Les Morgenstein and Bob Levy.
"Body Politic," from CBS Par, gives a look at D.C. politics through the eyes of optimistic young staffers, focusing on a young woman who moves to D.C. to work for a Senator and the other eager up-and-comers with whom she becomes friends.
Jason Rothenberg and Bill Robinson penned the script and will exec produce with Peter Horton.
"Body Politic" is the second Capitol Hill-set pilot this season, along with the CBS drama "House Rules," about freshmen congressmen/congresswomen.
The CW tried the arena last year with Rod Lurie's drama pilot "I'm Paige Wilson."
"Vampire Diaries" and "Body Politic" join CW's "Gossip Girl" spinoff, which was greenlighted as a backdoor pilot, and "Light Years."
Williamson, Rothenberg, Robinson and Horton are repped by WMA. Plec is with Endeavor.