Nobody panic. But "Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley and "Pretty Little Liars" boss Marlene King had a "brainstorming" session over the weekend, and our chill is officially gone. Does this mean a future project is in the works?
King posted an Insta photo with Wesley on Sunday (February 22) with the caption, "Sunday funday brainstorming." Excuse us. We need a moment.
We know King is leaving Rosewood -- no, not permanently -- to bring Danielle Vega’s YA horror novel "The Merciless" to life on the big screen. In fact, the "PLL" executive producer spent her hiatus penning the "sick and twisted" script for the film adaptation. Could there be a part for Wesley? We're not entirely convinced.
Similar to "Pretty Little Liars," "The Merciless" is a female ensemble story, so we're not sure there will be room for Wesley in the cast. That, and the "TVD" star seems hellbent on shedding his teen heartthrob image. The 32-year-old actor has been actively looking for roles that are the complete opposite of Stefan Salvatore these days.
"If I'm going to do something in my off-season, it's got to be something pretty different than what I do every day," Wesley recently told Vulture amidst promoting his latest indie flick "Amira & Sam."
So whatever King and Wesley were brainstorming about had to be outside of the teen genre. Unless they were talking about behind-the-lens projects. Wesley most recently stepped behind the camera to direct his second episode of "The Vampire Diaries." Could a trip to Rosewood to direct an episode of "PLL" be next? We can barely even function at the thought of this epic crossover.
Of course, this brainstorming sesh could have been for a completely different project because our dynamic duo wasn't alone. They were joined by producer Bob Levy, whose previous credits include "Gossip Girl" and "The Vampire Diaries." So basically, three of the most influential figures in teen TV had a top secret meeting this weekend, and now we're going to spend months speculating what it all means.