August 15, 2009 04:03:51 GMT
Take a look at how gothic-looking Stefan Salvatore manages to lure the attention at Elena's regular high school.
The CW drops a promo of "The Vampire Diaries" that gives a whole new perspective about the show. After several times being previewed as dark and romantic, the series is shown its comedic and lighter side.
It's focused on the arrival of Stefan to Mystic Falls High School and how his all-black appearance turns a few heads. The girls, including Elena, are checking him out and thinking that he has a sexy back. Elena's potential rival Candice Accola's Caroline is previewed in this promo.
"The Vampire Diaries" is premiered Thursday, September 10 as the lead-in to "Supernatural". It chronicles the time human girl Elena Gilbert meets a new mysterious boy at school. Not knowing that he is a centuries-old vampire, Elena becomes fascinated by him and her soul is at war between him and his evil brother Damon.
Being a vampire story, the series is often compared to "Twilight" which has claimed its popularity since last year. Ian Somerhalder who plays Damon weighed in his opinion, saying "There's obviously a comparison because it's a direct relationship, however ['Vampire Diaries'] is a bit edgier. It's every week, not every year. Also, too, 'The Vampire Diaries' the books actually came out a decade before the 'Twilight' books."