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The Vampire Diaries TV Show Facts

If Twilight doesn’t satisfy your thirst, sink your teeth into The Vampire Diaries! Based on the book series by L.J. Smith, the series attracted the largest viewing audience of any series on the CW! Find out more in The Vampire Diaries TV Show Facts!


Mystic Falls may seem like any other small town, but deep secrets lie in its ancient history. Elena Gilbert thought she met the guy of her dreams, but she soon discovers her boyfriend Stefan is a century-old vampire!


Brotherly Hate

Before the show begins, Elena’s parents were killed in a car crash. Only later is it revealed that Elena survived because Stefan saved her. Why did he? Because Elena is the exact double of Stefan’s lost love, Katherine. Katherine was the vampire who turned Stefan—and Stefan’s brother Damon. Damon was betrayed by Katherine centuries ago and takes out his misery on everyone he meets. Stefan tries to keep Damon from killing Elena, but there’s more to Damon’s interest in her than revenge.


Double Trouble

Damon might threaten Elena, but Stefan can see that Damon is falling for her just like he fell for Katherine centuries ago. The brothers are in love with the same girl again—it’s history repeating itself! But neither brother was prepared when Katherine returned to Mystic Falls…


Did You Know?

  • The Vampire Diaries has a great soundtrack. Bands featured in past episodes include the All-American Rejects, 3OH!3, Katy Perry and Fefe Dobson.
  • The producer Kevin Williamson also created the TV series Dawson’s Creek and the horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer.
  • The Red Cross has a new blood drive campaign inspired by the Vampire Diaries. The slogan is “Starve a Vampire, Donate Blood.” The CW gave away Vampire Diaries t-shirts to high school students who donated.

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