Given that it's another LJ Smith book, Kevin Williamson is penning the pilot and have the Vampire Diaries staff are on board - I would be really shocked if this doesn't get picked up. Brittany Robertson of LUX fame has officially been casted as series lead Cassie Blake, the new girl who moves to a strange town in New Salem.
The CW has picked up its sixth and final pilot this season, the witch tale Secret Circle executive produced by Vampire Diaries co-creator/exec producer Kevin Williamson.
Williamson recently joined the project, based on a three-book series from The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith. He worked on the original script penned by Andrew Miller, with the two sharing writer credit. Produced by Alloy Entertainment, WBTV and CBS TV Studios, the companies behind Diaries, Secret Circle tells the story of a young woman 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.
Miller and Williamson are executive producing Secret Circle with Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain and Alloys' Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. Vampire Diaries co-creator/exec producer Julie Plec is not currently attached to the project but could come on board in the future.
Secret Circle joins the 5 pilots previously picked up by the CW: Danni Lowinski, Awakening, Hart of Dixie, Heavenly and Cooper and Stone. The network's choices include 2 genre shows, Secret Circle and zombie drama Awakening, one medical drama, Hart of Dixie, one cop show, Cooper and Stone, and one legal drama with supernatural elements, Heavenly.
CW has enlisted Kevin Williamson and others from the "Vampire Diaries" team to shepherd a new fantasy drama pilot, "Secret Circle."
Project marks the sixth pilot CW has on its 2011 development roster. It's expected to be the net's final pickup of pilot season.
"Secret Circle" is based on an Alloy book series penned by "Vampire Diaries" scribe L.J. Smith. Instead of the immortal, this one revolves around the empowered -- a young woman who discovers that she's a witch and part of a secret coven that holds the key to unlocking ancient battle of good and evil.
"Circle" hails from Warner Bros. TV, CBS TV Studios and Alloy Entertainment. Andrew Miller wrote the pilot and exec produces with Williamson, "Vampire Diaries" scribes Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain and Alloy's Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo
CW picked up five pilots, including the zombie uprising vehicle "Awakening," last week (Daily Variety, Feb. 2).
Characters breakdown is here.
What does everybody think?