While we are all eagerly anticipating the upcoming series, I thought I would keep myself (and all of you) informed on the latest updates. So far, this is what I have gathered:
- It will be featured on the CW (perhaps as soon as this fall!)
- DAMON will be played by Ian Somerhalder GOOD choice!! While I read the series, I imagined Damon to look like “Jason Behr” (in his representation of Varek – the bad guy in ‘Skinwalkers”). Ian Somerhalder was the gorgeous character “Boone” in Lost’s first season.
- STEFAN will be played by Paul Wesleywho appeared on shows such as “Everwood” & “Fallen”. While I am not too familiar with this actor, he does have a sweet face. I was imagining someone more along the lines of James Marsden (as physically, at least, he seems to match the character description).
- ELENA will be played by Nina Dobrev(she was originally from Degrassi: The Next Generation). While she is definitely pretty enough, I was actually thinking she’d be blonder…
- BONNIE will be played by Katerina Graham(definitely beautiful but waaaiiiit a minute! I thought she was supposed to be a curly haired redhead!)
- MATT Honeycutt (aka “Mutt”) will be played by Zach Roerig. Yup! That works for me!
- CAROLINE will be Candice Accola (works for me too!)
- TYLER will be played by Michael Trevino (hey I remember him! He was Ozzie from updated version of 90210)
- JEREMY GILBERT (not a character I’m familiar with in the books) but in the series is Elena’s brother and will be played by Steven R. McQueen
- Matt’s sister will be played by Kayla Ewell (wow she’d make a wonderful Meredith). She used to be on Entourage.
While I am basing my own judgements of these selections on the books’ physical descriptions alone, we all know that a good actor can change our mind quickly, and CAN become the perfect representation of a character. I can’t wait to see these guys in action!
I have found a few very interesting reviews of the script, and have linked them for you here. It makes for some interesting reading, however, overall it appears the TV series will stray from the original books (added characters, different backgrounds, etc…). These discussions and reviews may contain spoilers so go at your own risk:
Here is a link to a synopsis of the script: THE FUTON’S FIRST LOOK: “VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE” (THE CW, SCRIPT)
Here is another link to a compilation of information and more details (and reviews) about the script (these guys are hardcore fans! I love that they help keep us updated): https://community.livejournal.com/tvd_fans/12988.html