Paul Wesley joins 'Vampire Diaries'

CW drama pilot stars Nina Dobrev

Paul Wesley is set to star opposite Nina Dobrev in CW's drama pilot "Vampire Diaries."

Based on the Alloy novels, WBTV's "Vampire" centers on Elena (Dobrev), a tragic heroine who is the object of passion for two vampire brothers, Stefan (Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder).

Stefan is described as "gloriously, amazingly, epically beautiful young man" who is actually a 200-year-old vampire who has a strong connection with Elena.

Wesley's series credits include arcs on "24," "Everwood," "Army Wives" and "American Dreams."

He is repped by ICM and Thruline.