Julie Plec, executive producer of The Vampire Diaries, gave fans more insight about the series in a recent interview. Fans know the popular book series by L.J. Smith was the basis for the television series, but a lot of what happened in the books will never make it to the TV screen.
Why is that? Julie Plec has said that a lot of what happened in the book was great to read, but on the screen it would just look cheesy and comic book like. This means fans might never see Damon, played by Ian Somerhalder, control his pet crow with his mind, and the relationship between Damon and Bonnie will stay the way it is - at least for now anyway.
The executive producer said the following about the relationship between Damon and Bonnie, which fans know is very different in the books: "The fun we have with them right now is [going] from two people who have absolutely no respect, admiration or love for each other, whatsoever, but because they share a common goal and share common loves, they come together and are willing to put their differences aside and work together."
Of course, as with anything on screen, things can and will change. That change mightÂ not happen right away though. The series is doing quite well for the CW, so it should still be around for another season. Things could develop as time goes on. The series is clearly borrowing from the books, but it isn't sticking to them. True Blood has done the same with its own series.
A little creative license is not a bad thing! What do you think? Should The Vampire Diaries stick closer to the books or go on its own path? Go here for the latest in entertainment news and gossip.
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