ITV has acquired the rights to US series "The Vampire Diaries", which is based on the book series by L J Smith, who is published by Harper Teen in the States.
The series will be the focal point of ITV’s schedule in 2010; Kevin Williamson, who was behind “Scream” and “Dawson’s Creek” will produce. The books follow two vampire brothers—one good, one evil—are at war for the soul of a high school girl and the souls of her friends and family.
I wasn't overly impressed with the first book in the series, The Awakening, but I have now got the next three books to see if my opinion changes. Nonetheless I look forward to the tv series.