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Julie Plec (born May 26, 1972) is an American television producer, writer and director, known for her work on The CW television series The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017) which she co-created with Kevin Williamson, and its spin-offs The Originals (2013–2018) and Legacies (2018–present). She also developed the limited series Containment (2016).
Plec at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||May 26, 1972|
|Occupation||Producer, screenwriter and director|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
Having acted as co-producer on both Scream 2 and Scream 3, Plec wrote another film 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. 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 Hollywood announced that Julie Plec and Greg Berlanti had attained the rights to The Tomorrow People and commissioned a pilot written by Phil Klemmer. 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 CW. On May 9, 2013 the series was picked up for the 2013–14 season by The CW.
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. This second spin-off attempt is carried out by Julie Plec, with no involvement by Kevin Williamson. In 2020, her My So-Called Company signed a deal with Universal Television.
|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|
|1999||Wasteland||ABC||Co-producer||One season: 13 episodes|
|2006–09||Kyle XY||ABC Family||Writer;
Supervising producer (2007–2008);
Co-executive producer (2009)
|Three seasons: 43 episodes|
|2009–17||The Vampire Diaries||The CW||Series co-developer;
Co-executive producer (15 episodes);
Executive producer (145 episodes);
Writer (31 episodes);
Director (3 episodes)
|Based on The Vampire Diaries series of books by L. J. Smith|
|2013–18||The Originals||Series creator;
Executive producer (92 episodes);
Writer (11 episodes)
|Spin-off to The Vampire Diaries|
|2013–14||The Tomorrow People||Series co-developer;
Executive producer (17 episodes)
|Based on The Tomorrow People by Roger Price|
One season: 22 episodes
Executive producer (6 episodes);
Writer (3 episodes)
|Based on the Belgian TV series Cordon by Carl Joos|
One season: 13 episodes
|2018||Riverdale||Director (1 episode)||"Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell Tale Heart" (Season 2, Episode 13)|
Executive producer (17 episodes);
Writer (4 episodes);
Director (3 episode)
|Spin-off to The Originals and The Vampire Diaries|
|2019–present||Roswell, New Mexico||Executive producer (23 episodes);
Director (1 episode)
|"Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1);|
"Recovering the Satellites" (Season 1, Episode 13)
|TBA||The Girls On the Bus||Netflix||Series co-creator; Executive producer and Writer|
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