Julie Plec

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Julie Plec
Julie Plec by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Born (1972-05-26) May 26, 1972 (age 43)
Occupation Producer and screenwriter
Nationality American
Alma mater Northwestern University
Period Writer:
Notable works Scream
Kyle XY
The Vampire Diaries
The Originals

Julie Plec (born May 26, 1972)[1][2] is an American television producer and writer, known for her work on the CW television series The Vampire Diaries which she co-created with Kevin Williamson, and its spin-off The Originals.

Early life[edit]

Plec graduated from Northwestern University in 1994.[3][4] She was originally a film major but transferred out of the program halfway through and graduated from an interdepartmental major.[5]


Plec penned another script for Wes Craven, Cursed, which was released in 2005 and starred Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Joshua Jackson, and Shannon Elizabeth. The film suffered many script and scheduling difficulties during production and ultimately failed to perform at the box office.

Plec developed a new TV series for The CW entitled The Vampire Diaries, which was adapted from a novel series of the same name by L. J. Smith.[6] The series follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), who falls in love with vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), and soon finds herself caught in a love triangle between Stefan and his older brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder), while the brothers are also being haunted by the past they've had with Katherine Pierce (also played by Dobrev). The series also focuses on the lives of Elena's friends and other inhabitants of the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. The Vampire Diaries premiered on September 10, 2009, and has become a domestic and international hit.

In November 2012, Deadline.com announced that Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti had attained the rights to The Tomorrow People and commissioned a pilot written by Phil Klemmer.[7] This occurred after a similar rights option expired to an aborted attempt two years previously. It was announced on January 28, 2013 that the revival had received a pilot order from the The CW. On May 9, 2013 the series was picked up for the 2013–14 season by The CW.[8]

On January 11, 2013, it was announced that a back-door pilot of The Vampire Diaries entitled The Originals focusing on the Original family of vampires was in the works. The pilot aired in April 2013 as part of The Vampire Diaries‍ '​ fourth season. It was soon after picked up for series by The CW, which will air its first season in the 2013–14 season. Joseph Morgan reprises his role as Klaus. It also stars The Vampire Diaries actors Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin as well as new cast members.[9] This second spin-off attempt is carried out by Julie Plec, with no involvement by Kevin Williamson.[10]



Year Film Distributor Credit Notes
1997 Scream 2 Dimension Films Co-producer Directed by Wes Craven;
Sequel to Scream and second installment in the film series
1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Associate producer Originally titled Killing Mrs. Tingle
2000 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Co-producer Directed by Greg Berlanti
Scream 3 Co-producer Directed by Wes Craven;
Third installment in the Scream film series
2005 Cursed Co-producer Directed by Wes Craven
Year Title Network Credit Notes
1999 Wasteland ABC Co-producer One season: 13 episodes
Series not picked up for second season
2006–2009 Kyle XY ABC Family Writer;
Producer (2006–2007);
Supervising producer (2007–2008);
Co-executive producer (2009)
Three seasons: 43 episodes
2009–present The Vampire Diaries The CW Series co-developer;
Writer and executive producer
Based on The Vampire Diaries series of books by L. J. Smith
2013–present The Originals Series creator;
Writer and executive producer
Spin-off to The Vampire Diaries
2013–2014 The Tomorrow People Series co-developer;
Executive producer
Based on The Tomorrow People by Roger Price
One season: 22 episodes
2016 Containment Series developer;
Writer and producer
Based on the Belgian TV series Cordon


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