It appears that VD really is infectious. In a desperate bid to stay relevant with a younger audience, the CW network has picked up a spinoff program to their popular vampire franchise The Vampire Diaries. Secret Circle is about a sixteen year old girl named Cassie who moves to the town of New Salem from California. There she meets and falls in love with a boy named Adam only to discover that he is the boyfriend of her new bff Diana.
To make matters worse, she also learns that she is witch descended from a long line of witches and Diana is leader of her coven. The show sounds ripe with teen angst, and reads like The Hills with witches, and the tween audience will probably gobble it up.
The CW network is hurting for another hit show after network staple Gossip Girl suffered from poor ratings this season and the renewal of the once hit show became a question mark. The network is hedging their bets that Secret Circle’s spells can spark the same magic as was created by their toothy vampire counterpart. The show stars Thomas Dekker, Brittany Robertson and Phoebe Tonkin, and Kevin Williamson will bring his take on L.J. Smith’s witchy novels to the CW this fall.
Based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (author of “The Vampire Diaries” book series), THE SECRET CIRCLE is the story of a young woman (Britt Robertson) who moves to a new town and discovers that not only is she a witch and part of a secret coven, but she’s also the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil. The series stars Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Gale Harold, Phoebe Tonkin, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Shelly Henning, Louis Hunter, Ashley Crow and Natasha Henstridge. Based upon the book series by L.J. Smith (author of “The Vampire Diaries” book series), THE SECRET CIRCLE is from Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Scream,” “Dawson’s Creek”), Andrew Miller (“Imaginary Bitches”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo. The pilot was directed by Liz Friedlander (“The Vampire Diaries,” “90210”).
Also return to the CW this fall is Sarah Michelle Gellar. The ex-vampire slayer will star in a new show called Ringer about a young woman who assumes the identity of her rich twin while hiding out from a hitman. Unfortunately her sister is also bein targeted by another, completely different hit man.