JEFF DAVIS: The characters are definitely in a transitional phase. It’s all about where they end up and what they become. I think fans might be surprised by the paths we take them down. The fans can expect more twists and turns this year.
When this series initially started, a lot of people just assumed it would be a cheesy teen show, in the same vein as Twilight. Did you make a concerted effort to keep it very different from that, or was doing something as dark as you have, always the plan for this?
DAVIS: You know, there wasn’t a real plan to make it different. I read the first two Twilight books, in preparation for making this, ‘cause I wanted to know what teenagers loved so much about it. I think it was partly the idea that Edward was a hero to Bella, and that romance could outlast and outlive, in the face of great conflict. Those are very universal themes, and I think they were well done that way, but we really wanted to tell our own story here. When I was first thinking about it, it was always, “How do we tell a great horror story with some romance and comedy thrown in?” I really just wanted to do a TV version of The Lost Boys, to be honest.