CW has officially picked up on the show which is based from the novels written by L.J. Smith.
The Vampire Diaries series novels CAME OUT before Twilight Series so do not say she's copying Twilight because its two different novels/storyline. Vampire Diaries came out 1991- and still is in writing while Twilight came out 2005
Vampire Diaries revolve around one girl who fell in love with two vampire brothers
The official synopsis: "Four months after the tragic car accident that killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy are still trying to cope with their grief and move on with their lives. Elena has always been the star student; beautiful, popular and involved with school and friends, but now she finds herself struggling to hide her sadness from the world. As the school year begins, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore. Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, and Elena has no way of knowing that Stefan is a centuries-old vampire, struggling to live peacefully among humans, while his brother Damon is the embodiment of vampire violence and brutality. Now these two vampire brothers - one good, one evil - are at war for Elena’s soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia."
Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert
Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
Katerina Graham as Bonnie Bennett
Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
Sara Canning as Jenna Somers
Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan
Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes
Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood
Kayla Ewell as Vicki Donovan
CHANGES FROM THE NOVELS
Based on the pilot script, some details related to the town, characters, and the Vampire Diaries story itself have been changed. Initially it was believed that the character of Meredith Sulez had been eliminated completely but, according to both Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, she will be appearing later on down the road.
Stefan and Damon were originally given the surname 'Whitmore' in the pilot of the TV series. The name was switched to the original 'Salvatore' of the books once the series was greenlighted.
The town the story is set in became Mystic Falls in the TV series as they were unable to get legal clearance for Fell's Church.
-In the novel, Elena has a younger sister name Margaret but in the TV Series she has a brother name Jeremy
-the character of Jenna Moyer, Elena's aunt, was originally named Judith Gilbert in the novels
-Both Damon's and Stefan's backstories have also been changed. Instead of hailing from Renaissance Italy, Stefan and Damon appear to be from Civil War-era Mystic Falls. Another addition is Zach, Stefan and Damon's human relative, as this character never appeared in the novels.
- in the novels, Elena is described as a blonde, blue-eyed, "ice princess", whereas in the show she is a brown-eyed brunette. In the books, Caroline is also depicted as an "Egyptian Princess", where in the show she has blonde hair and blue eyes.
-in this version of the story Elena's friend Bonnie is descended from the witches of Salem
- in the novel, Stephen character tried his best to avoid Elena but is still drawn to her but in the TV series its opposite