Vampire Diaries Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson Reuniting On New Peacock Series Dead Day

Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson are reuniting on a brand new project for Peacock!!

The Vampire Diaries executive producers will bring to life the straight-to-series Dead Day, based on the AfterShock comic book series by Ryan Parrott.

Julie and Kevin are going to serve as co-showrunners, writers and executive producers on the upcoming series.

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The show follows an ensemble of characters as they navigate the annual “dead day,” when for one night the dead come back to complete unfinished business — be that to celebrate a night back on earth or to torment the living.

“We have been looking for a project to do together and Dead Day has all the ingredients we love as storytellers. Love, death, thrills and tears — and we know Susan Rovner and her team at Peacock is the perfect fit for this project,” Julie and Kevin shared in a statement.

This is their first project together since The Vampire Diaries!

Dead Day combines an exciting, high-concept premise with relatable characters and real emotion,” Lisa Katz, president of scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said. “We jumped at the opportunity to work with Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, who not only have tremendous individual track records with their high-quality storytelling, but have created magic together before.”

Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson are each a powerhouse unto themselves, so we couldn’t have been more excited when they told us they wanted to team up again,” Vivian Cannon, EVP, Drama Development, Universal Television, added. “Dead Day will be everything Julie and Kevin’s audiences love about their work—emotional, unexpected and totally bingeable!”

This is the second series that Julie has going with Peacock. She’s currently in production on the upcoming Vampire Academy series. Find out who’s starring in that show!

Julie is also an executive producer on the upcoming NBC series The Endgame, which will premiere on February 21st. Morena Baccarin and Ryan Michelle Bathé star in the thriller.

Kevin just recently served as an executive producer on the new Scream movie, and he is in post on the thriller Sick, which he is also producing.

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