August 12, 2022

‘Useless Day’ Reunites ‘Vampire Diaries’ Duo Julie Plec & Kevin Williamson at Peacock

Peacock is giving a straight-to-series order to Useless Day, a supernatural drama sequence based mostly on the bestselling AfterShock comedian guide sequence by Ryan Parrott.

The challenge reunites The Vampire Diaries producing duo Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson who will function co-showrunners, govt producers, and writers on the challenge. Useless Day follows a bunch of characters navigating the annual “lifeless day,” an event when for one night time, the lifeless are in a position to come again and full unfinished enterprise.

The unfinished enterprise can vary from the whole lot to celebrating an evening again on earth or tormenting the dwelling. Together with collaborating on The Vampire Diaries with Williamson, Plec’s notable works consists of The Originals and Legacies. In the meantime, Williamson’s earlier credit additionally embody Dawson’s Creek and The Following.

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“We have now been in search of a challenge to do collectively and Useless Day has all of the substances we love as storytellers,” Plec and Williamson mentioned in a shared assertion. “Love, demise, thrills and tears — and we all know Susan Rovner and her group at Peacock is the proper match for this challenge.”

Following the announcement, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming’s president of scripted content material, Lisa Katz mentioned, “Useless Day combines an thrilling, high-concept premise with relatable characters and actual emotion. We jumped on the alternative to work with Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, who not solely have super particular person monitor information with their high-quality storytelling, however have created magic collectively earlier than.”

Peacock has already teamed up with Plec on their forthcoming YA supernatural drama Vampire Academy on which she co-created and co-showruns. Plec can be govt producing NBC’s The Endgame which is ready to premiere on February 21.

Becoming a member of Plec and Williamson on Useless Day are fellow govt producers Ben Quick, Emily Cummins, Lee Kramer, Jon Kramer, and David Sigurani. In the meantime, Ryan Parrott serves as a consulting producer on the sequence from Common Tv. Keep tuned for extra on the present as Useless Day takes form at Peacock.

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