Producer Reveals Secrets of The Vampire Diaries

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Based on the series premiere of The Vampire Diaries, the new series will clearly be based around numerous mysterious.

Who is Katherine? What is Elena's connection to her? What is the history of the Salvatores and Mystic Falls?

While viewers may be asking questions, however, producer Kevin Williamson says residents of Mystic Falls will not; they won't go too long without learning about the blood suckers that live among them.

“The town wakes up to [the vampires] relatively quick and tries to do something about it,” Williamson said in an interview. “We don’t know exactly who is it in the town, who are these people that figure it out. We have a character coming in, in a couple of episodes that is another series regular that steps in and he comes with an agenda.”

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As for Elena's journal, there's a reason she turns to pen and paper, as opposed to keyboard and screen. Williamson said:

“A lot of people write journal on a computer now, but Elena’s mother is the one who gave her that journal and explained to her the importance of journaling. So she writes in her journal. It is a connection to her mother. It is really a nice way to sort of open up a story, begin a story and close a story. It is a really great bookend."

The Vampire Diaries premieres on September 10 on The CW.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.