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February 13, 2019

Deadline shares the news that Paul has a new producing deal with Kapital Entertainment!

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment has forged a production partnership with The Vampire Diaries alum Paul Wesley and his company Citizen Media.

The first two series projects Kapital and Citizen are rolling out together are a drama based on Jason Smith’s non-fiction article Confessions Of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher, with Wesley attached to star and David Slade (Black Mirror) to direct, and supernatural crime drama Possessed, based on a Korean format.

Under the pact, Kapital will work with Wesley to build his company and its footprint in the market. The Kapital team and Wesley will jointly develop content for Wesley to produce. It will be aimed at broadcast, cable and streaming. Some — but not all — of the projects will be intended as starring vehicles for Wesley who recently co-starred on Kapital’s CBS All Access series Tell Me a Story.

“Paul and I found ourselves aligned in the kinds of stories we wanted to tell and in synch in how we wanted to share them,” Kaplan said. “I am so excited that Paul trusted Kapital to work with Citizen Media to develop and produce great content.”

Confessions Of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher was one of the first projects Wesley put in development when he launched Citizen Media in 2016 with a deal at Warner Bros. TV. Smith’s article chronicles his two-year stint teaching public high school in northern California. Despite teaching while anesthetized by a heavy dose of prescription narcotics, Jason finds that his brokenness from addiction begins attracting broken students, and in a town obsessed with high school football, he’s not alone in his obsession to escape from himself.

Kapital is executive producing with Wesley, who will star, his former producing partner Bob Levy. as well as Slade, who will direct.

Based on the 2009 Korean series from MBC, Possessed centers on high school girl Ha-na who is always the first to come out and protect her introverted twin sister Doo-na. After Doo-na passes away in a fire, Ha-na finds that her body no longer completely belongs to herself. Doo-na’s angry spirit now lives in Ha-na, giving her special powers and monstrous strength. Genius criminal psychologist Shin Ryu is an expert profiler who is determined to see justice served. When he learns about Ha-na’s abilities, he uses her powers to eliminate criminals that are above the law, and to plan his revenge on the man who helped his family’s killer go free. (You can watch a trailer for the original series below.)

Craig Plestic (The Masked Singer) is executive producing Possessed alongside Kapital and Citizen Media.

This is the latest producing partnership for Kapital, which also has deals with directors Victor Gonzalez and David Semel.

“I’ve admired the work that Aaron and Kapital have been doing, and I’m very excited to team up with them to create content we can be proud of,” Wesley said.

Over the last few years, Wesley’s production company, Citizen Media, has set up multiple series projects for development at various networks and studios including ABC, Fox 21 TV TV Studios, Warner Bros TV/Warner Horizon and Freeform.

Wesley starred on The Vampire Diaries for eight seasons, directed multiple episodes throughout the series’ run, and served as a producer for the 8th and final season.

He recently appeared in Netflix’s docu-drama Medal Of Honor produced by Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. He also did two off Broadway theater productions in 2018. Behind the camera, last year he directed episodes of Roswell, New Mexico and Legacies.

Wesley is repped by ICM, Management 360, and attorney Marcy Morris. Slade is with UTA. MBC is repped by Paradigm.

Kaplan currently has 11 series on the air, 10 of them through Kapital.

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  • February 8, 2019

    Paul and Ines de Ramon were married in a private ceremony recently. The news was shared by E!News.

    I’d like to wish them both congratulations and best wishes on this exciting time in their lives.

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  • October 26, 2018

    Today Paul participated in the Build Series in New York and discussed his new series Tell Me A Story.

    “Tell Me a Story” takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder. Star Paul Wesley stops by BUILD to talk about the new CBS All Access Original Series.

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  • October 25, 2018

    Paul did a podcast with US Weekly’s “Watch with Us” to talk about his new series Tell Me A Story, which premieres on Halloween.

    Listen to the podcast here.

    Paul Wesley Opens a New Window. has come a long way. While he’s best known for his role as Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries Opens a New Window. , he began acting 10 years before taking on the famous blood-sucking role. Now, he’s taking on a whole new world in his first streaming series, Tell Me a Story. Creator Kevin Williamson knew of Wesley’s talents as they worked together on The Vampire Diaries, but the role is completely opposite from Stefan, allowing the 36-year-old to head back to his roots.

    “It’s funny, I used to play antiheroes when I was younger prior to joining The Vampire Diaries. I was always playing, I would say, troubled characters and so it’s nice to go back to that. It’s nice to do something that I am actually more comfortable with, believe it or not,” the actor said on this week’s “Watch With Us” podcast Opens a New Window. . “I love it and it was one of the things that I was looking to do, something different, something that would be the antithesis of what people need from the guy.”

    That guy he’s playing now is Eddie, a reckless bartender who “numbs himself every day” through some sort of substance, and dabbles in robberies. “He’s a mess, so when the opportunity presents itself to him where he can make some cash and potentially get away with it, he takes it,” Welsey said.

    The actor also opened up to Us about his career – from working on Guiding Light with Brittany Snow Opens a New Window. at 16 to appearing in an episode of The O.C. alongside Ben McKenzie, who he is still in touch with, to starring on Everwood. However, none of those prepared him for life on Vampire Diaries. He was thankful he was 26 when The CW hit began.

    “If I had achieved that level of fame at 19, I probably would have been even bigger of a mess than I was when I was 26. So I am grateful it happened a little bit later,” he told Us. Plus, after eight years on the hit show, it was time to hang up the Stefan hat.

    “To be honest with you, the show probably could’ve ended maybe a year earlier. I felt like we kept it going, but we all knew this was the best possible thing to do. You start to run out of story, and I think we had told all the story that needed to be told,” he said, adding that it only works if you have it based around all new characters, like Legacies is doing.

    “I’m actually gonna go direct it. I’m leaving in like a week and a half. And it’s amazing to me that they were able to do it, but this makes sense to me, it’s a whole new set of characters,” he noted. “It’s really a whole new generation and that’s the only way that I think the show could continue was a whole new set of characters and a new generation. But as far as the Stefan and Damon of it all, I think those guys … they needed to hang up their hats and retire.”

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  • October 25, 2018

    No more Stefan? Paul shares his thoughts with TV Guide.

    Julie Plec’s thrilling supernatural world will live on with Legacies, the The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spin-off set to premiere Thursday on the CW. The new series, which follows Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) and Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) at the Salvatore Boarding School, will see several familiar faces drop by including Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig), who is now the sheriff of Mystic Falls, and fully-fledged hunter Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen). While Plec has expressed an open-door policy for TVD alumnus to appear, there’s one character you can be certain won’t ever make their way to the Originals spinoff: Stefan Salvatore.

    After sacrificing his life for his brother Damon (Ian Somherlader) in the Vampire Dairies series finale, Stefan earned a blissful afterlife with his bestie Lexie (Arielle Kebbel) and a memorial library named after him on Legacies. But if you were hoping to see the deceased ex-vamp and his hero hair again on screen, you’re in for major disappointment. Paul Wesley says there’s no way he’ll reprise his role as the swoon-worthy Salvatore on Legacies.

    “Absolutely, 100 percent not. Stefan is forever dead,” he told TV Guide.

    Stefan might be gone for good but you can catch Wesley in the fairytale drama Tell Me a Story from Vampire Diaries co-creator Kevin Williamson. He is set to play a bartender and low-level thief named Eddie whose petulance is fueled even more by his struggles with alcohol and drugs. The series, which is a dark twist on classic fairy tales, is sure to be a treat for Vampire Diaries fans itching to see some familiar faces back on screen. Wesley will star opposite The Originals alum Danielle Campbell who has nothing but love for her TVD past.

    “I will forever love my vampire-werewolf-witch family,” she said. “They’re always so dear and near to me and I love Julie [Plec] to death.” Perhaps we’ll see Davina Claire drop by the Salvatore Boarding School to offer up some important lessons on witchcraft. You never know!

    Catch Wesley and Campbell in action on Tell Me a Story which drops Wednesday, Oct. 31 on CBS All Access. Plus, Legacies premieres Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9/8c on The CW.

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  • October 24, 2018

    Last night Paul attended the New York Premiere of his new series on CBS All Access, Tell Me A Story.

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  • September 21, 2018

    Lately Paul has seen a few of his former co-stars from The Vampire Diaries and it is always a fun time!

    Here is a video of Paul showing up at the taping of Nina’s (Elena) new show, Fam.

    Then Arielle Kebbel (Lexi) spoke with US Weekly on running into Paul this past week.

    “I just saw Paul last night. It’s always such a fun reunion. We just always, you know, you run into each other at these things … it’s a very small world.”

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  • August 8, 2018

    Collider played Ice Breakers with some of the visitors to their booth at Comic Con and recently shared this fun video which includes Paul.

    Since we’ve now aired all our Comic-Con interviews, we thought it would be cool to put all of the “Ice Breaker” answers into a big supercut featuring everyone that played the game. So in the video above, you can see Kevin Williamson, Paul Wesley and James Wolk from CBS’ Tell Me a Story, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Augusto Aguilera, Thomas Jane, and Shane Black from The Predator, Jake Johnson and Shameik Moore from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Alice Eve, Simone Missick and showrunner Raven Metzner from Iron Fist.

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