Earlier today, The Vampire Diaries took its turn at the microphone during the annual TV Critics Press Tour.
Here's a summation of how various cast and crew members answered a wide range of questions from the media...
Katerina Graham (Bonnie), on the allure of vampires: "There's something about a man who lurks in the dark."
Producer Kevin Williamson, on the scope of the series: “[It's] not just a high school show. It’s a small town show. Once you get past the vampire premise, we get to telling the story about this town.”
Williamson, on comparisons to other blood-sucking stories: “The pilot is tough because there are a lot of similarities to Twilight. There was no way around it. But we’re switching things around as we get [deeper] into it. We’re not a movie with a beginning, middle and end. We’re a TV series that evolves.”
Williamson also confirmed that Ian Somerhalder - who may pop up on Lost this season - will be “in every single episode. He’s the devil. He just comes to town and makes everyone’s life hell.”
The Vampire Diaries will premiere on September 10.