The CW has cast the lead in its upcoming teen vamp pilot. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nina Dobrev has signed on to play Elena, the lead in Vampire Diaries. The 19-year-old Bulgarian-born actress is no stranger to the underworld, as she starred in last year's Never Cry Werewolf for the Sci-Fi Channel.
Vampire Diaries is a vampire melodrama based on the popular pre-Twilight young adult book series. Two vampire brothers come to a small town – one good, one evil – and vie for the soul of the town, and Elena in particular. No word yet on who will play the two male leads, but the role of Elena's brother has already been filled by Steven R. McQueen. The show will be executive-produced by Scream king Kevin Williamson.