The Vampire Diaries gets full season order

The CW’s vampire show looks set to stay.

The Vampire DiariesThe CW network has reportedly picked up its new series The Vampire Diaries for a full season run. In news which will no doubt please fans, the Los Angeles Times reports that a further nine episodes have been ordered. Brought to screens by Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson, the vampire series has gone on to become CW’s best rated programme yet. On average the show brings in 3.8 million viewers, so you can kind of see the reasoning behind this extension.

The show itself is a pre-Twilight devised venture, which is based on LJ Smith’s popular series of books. Events take place in Mystic Falls, Virginia and centre on the bloodsucking Salvatore brothers. The series begun airing on 10 September 2009 and stars Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Steven R McQueen. Just don’t ask about the flashing incident.

In response to this news, exec producer Williamson posted up this simple thanks on his Twitter page: “Thanks for watching everyone. It’s because of you.”

The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursday evenings, on The CW in the United States.