Following the end of The Vampire Diaries in 2017, fans have been waiting for spin-offs centered around the same characters from the show’s original series. Although The Originals and Legacies premiered, they didn’t show favorite cast members like Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and the others. However, actor Paul Wesley appears to be working with Julia Plec on another project.
Actor Paul Wesley is best known for playing Stefan Salvatore on The CW’s hit The Vampire Diaries. Since the end of the program, the star was away from the cameras creating his alcoholic beverage business with his co-star Ian Somerhalder.
However, The Vampire Diaries drama creator Julia Plec has confirmed that Paul Wesley will be working with her as executive producer for a new project titled “The Confessions of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher,” which was created by Jason Smith. in 2015, although the short version will apparently be “The Confessions”.
This has been a passion project that has caught the attention of Paul Wesley for years. The Confessions adaptation was one of the first development pieces he took on when he launched Citizen Media in 2016 with a deal at Warner Bros TV. The story follows Jason Smith in his two-year stint as a high school teacher in California, where he teaches while anesthetized by a heavy dose of prescription narcotics.
But, he discovers that his addiction attracts broken students, in a town obsessed with high school football, he will realize that he is not the only one with the obsession to escape from himself. The news was also confirmed by Julia Plec on her official Twitter account, writing the following:
“Reuniting the gang”.
Although Paul Wesley starred in The Vampire Diaries for eight seasons, he also has a wealth of experience, having directed several episodes throughout the series and served as producer for the eighth and final season. He has also directed episodes of Roswell: New Mexico, Shadowhunters and the TVD spinoff Legacies. Wesley is represented by ICM Partners. Which means that this new project will surprise everyone.
Interestingly, Julia Plec’s comments suggest that other cast members who belonged to The Vampire Diaries could universe this new project that will be directed by her and Paul Wesley. It only remains to wait for the next announcements and the actors that will be in it.
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