A longer version of the “Family Ties” trailer from last night’s episode of the Vampire Diaries has been released (thanks for the headsup, Denise!). You can watch it below.
Those of you in the USA who have missed episodes can watch the pilot for free and episodes 2 (“Night of the Comet”) and 3 (“Friday Night Bites”) for $1.99 each on Amazon video on demand.
Via TV By the Numbers:
1.4/4 Adults 18-49, 1.6/5 Adults 18-34, 3.81 million viewers overall
Considering the intense competition last night, this is AMAZING news! To put this in perspective, courtesy of Travis Yanan, Vampire Diaries virtually tied NBC’s 8 p.m. comedy block (SNL: Weekend Update and Parks & Recreation) in the ratings.
UPDATE: CW release – The CW’s new hit The Vampire Diaries to competition: bite me! (Emphasis ours. Heh.)
We’ll update this post with more details as they roll in.
Courtesy of Chris Mollere, Vampire Diaries’ music supervisor – follow him on Twitter!:
- The Bravery “Slow Poison”
- Darker My Love “Blue Day”
- 3OH!3 “Starstrukk”
- The Black Keys “Strange Times”
- Oh Mercy “Can’t Fight It”
(unavailable for download – listen on YouTube)
- Sea Wolf “You’re a Wolf”
- The Airborne Toxic Event “Papillon”
- Moby “Temptation” (New Order cover)
Thanks to KryptonSite, we have the trailer for next week’s episode, “Family Ties” (below) and also the official synopsis for episode six, “Lost Girls” (which was directed by Marcos Siega and written by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec). This is the episode that a lot of fans have been waiting for. Why? Flashbacks, baby! You can read the synopsis over on the episode index if you want to know a few more spoilery details.
The ‘exotic, exquisite Katerina Graham’ chatted to Stardish Radio earlier this evening, and she proved to be a very cool lady. It’s impossible to summarise the show (it’s an hour long, after all), but it’s full of Vampire Diaries goodness, with a range of topics, including: Katerina’s music career, her taste in fashion and design, auditioning for the Vampire Diaries, Bonnie’s background, changes from the books, and working with everyone on set. You can listen to a recording of the show over on the Stardish Radio website.
Finally, Pop Vox has an interview with Ian Somerhalder, who goes into some more detail about the difficulties of auditioning for Damon:
How did you end up in The Vampire Diaries?
I desperately wanted it. My girlfriend and I were in the desert in Vegas, and I realized I’d missed this meeting. My agent called me back and said, “They need you there at 11 in the morning, having memorized nine pages of the script.” It’s now 9 o’clock at night in Vegas. We got up very early and I drove across the desert while she slept. I taped my pages together; that’s how I worked on the material.
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Told you guys we were going to work the American football terminology into the ground. Sorry, it had to be done. (Sadly, the graphics didn’t quite work out, so no little footballs with bite marks. Awww.) TOUCHDOWN! = LOVE. PENALTY! = MEH.
“Rising Star” Paul Wesley talked to Access Hollywood about the success of the Vampire Diaries TV series, old friends getting in touch, and how viewers are responding to his portrayal of Stefan:
“I had to work so hard to get this role… that when I did finally get it and I got on set, it was sort of one of these things where I just felt so challenged that I almost never settled in and went ‘OK, I can enjoy this. I can relax,’” Wesley, who is currently filming the sixth “Vampire Diaries” episode, said. “He’s a very complex character… and I’m starting to really figure him out.
“People are really responding to Stefan and I’m just now starting to go, ‘This is nice, this feels good, this feels really like, nice to have people appreciate this character,’” he added.
Read the entire article, and check out the Comic Con video interview with Paul on the top-right of the page.
In honour of the Vampire Diaries tonight, Tyler Shields has posted a picture of Candice Accola taken in New Mexico, which you can see a sneak peak of below. Head on over to his blog to see the full picture.
This, ladies and gents, is what we call a tease. E! Online has an exclusive clip from tonight’s episode, Friday Night Bites:
NYLON’s The Insider has a Q&A with Candice where she talks Twilight and True Blood comparisons, being a Japanese pop star, what Vampire Diaries‘ blood tastes like (Nina says it tastes like pancakes), and Caroline Forbes:
I know you can’t talk too much about your character yet, since you don’t want to give anything away, but your manager told me she’s like the Spawn of Satan?
She’s not the Spawn of Satan! No! She’s just misunderstood! Seriously, she’s just got a lot going on. And I love playing her. The lines I get to say, you know, it’s fun to be sassy or unapologetically conniving and manipulative.
Katerina will be sitting with Star Dish Radio tonight to talk about her film/TV/music career and playing Bonnie Bennett on Vampire Diaries. It’s a live interview set to begin at 10 p.m. ET. If you have a question you’re dying to ask her, the call-in number is (347) 945-5423.
Ian talks to New York Mag’s Vulture about Vampire Diaries and Lost:
What was it like for you the first time you saw yourself in the vampire makeup?
It’s a lot of fun because the second that the eyes and the teeth go in, I become a complete different person, and there, all of a sudden, seems to be this license to do things and manipulate people and be somewhat scary. And it’s kind of powerful at times, especially with the lighting and everything. I mean, I notice on set when I have all this makeup on, some of the other cast members are definitely affected by the look of it. It’s a simple look, but it’s very specific and it looks very real, very natural.
L.J. Smith talks to MTV about Twilight, her writing hiatus, Damon in Shadow Souls, and the Vampire Diaries TV series:
If Smith unabashedly favors the bad brother in her books, she’s also becoming a big fan of him on the small screen too. “I especially like Damon; Ian Somerhalder does very well,” she said. “But I really, really like the Elena that they picked, Nina Dobrev. Even though she’s brunette, and not blond, which took some getting used to for me, she’s a great actress. And I love the Stefan that they’ve picked. I just think that they’ve done a terrific job of interpreting it for TV.”
STICKY (newer stuff posted below): How many football puns are we going to use in the next 24 hours? LOTS! (Actually, we started yesterday afternoon. Sorry, Twitter followers!) The third episode of The Vampire Diaries, Friday Night Bites, airs tonight on the CW at 8/7c. Think you know why Elena is screaming in those promos? Guess we’re gonna find out!
We’ll post a poll as we get closer to the east/Gulf coast airing, and we’re keeping all episode polls open indefinitely. So if you’re behind or saving up for a marathon, you’ll still have a chance to chime in. You can find past polls easily through the Episode Index.
If you need spoilery Friday Night Bites tidbits to hold you over ’til tonight:
And you can start talking and speculating to your heart’s content about the clips and stills in the forum!