Kevin Williamson Likely Developing Companion Series to The Vampire Diaries

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Christmas has come early for fans of The Vampire Diaries.

Multiple sources confirm that producer Kevin Williamson is in serious negotiations with The CW to develop a companion series to this suspenseful hit. What does this mean, exactly?

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The new show would not serve as a spin-off and would probably not feature any characters from The Vampire Diaries. But it would be based in a similar, supernatural world, as Deadline Hollywood describes the proposed series as "The X-Files meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

It would revolve around a team of researchers that investigates unexplained phenomena. To put it in more modern teams: Think Warehouse 13 meets Fringe.

Reports also state that Williamson would work with fellow Vampire Diaries producer Julie Plec on the pilot, which would premiere on The CW next season.

As if this news isn't exciting enough, remember: The CW is also likely to air Secret Circle some time in 2011, a show based on another series of books penned by Vampire Diaries scribe L.J. Smith.

What do you think, fans? Does this sound like overkill? Or over-awesomeness? Sound off now in our Vampire Diaries forum!

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