'Vampire Diaries' Creator Kevin Williamson To Pen Companion Series

Here's something "Vampire Diaries" fans can sink their teeth into: The hit CW show may be getting a "companion" series. E! Online and Deadline simultaneously broke the news that Kevin Williamson is writing a new, one-hour drama pilot focusing on paranormal researchers that is being described as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" meets "The X-Files."

Though a script hasn't even been penned, Deadline reports that it is unlikely characters from this new project will find their way to Mystic Falls (i.e. don't get your hopes up for a cross-over episode full of Kevin Williamson win). However, the series may still get a second hand from "The Vampire Diaries"—Kevin's co-creator/executive producer Julie Plec may also sign on to the series.

Now, any project containing Kevin and Julie's blood, sweat and tears is going to be a whole lot of awesome, but can I admit that this news make me kind of nervous? Hear me out. If Kevin and Julie are busy nurturing a new series, tinkering with scripts and casting actors, who will be manning The Good Ship "Vampire Diaries"? I'm all for a new series from this great duo, but let's hope it doesn't come at the expense of a show we already know and love.

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