Yeah, we know, it’s not Vampire Diaries news, but it does involve two creative forces who have been consulting and writing for Vampire Diaries this season – Sarah M. Fain and Elizabeth Craft. New York Magazine’s Vulture is reporting that the Whedonverse alums are developing L.J. Smith’s The Secret Circle for the CW.
Craft and Fain (both alums of Angel and Dollhouse) are adapting Smith’s three-book Secret Circle series for a one-hour drama about a California teen who moves to her mom’s hometown of New Salem and discovers that, just like Christine O’Donnell, she is a witch. Alloy Entertainment, the prolific production company behind CW anchors TVD and Gossip Girl, is putting together Secret Circle for the CW. Andrew Miller, who has no apparent Whedon connection but did write for the web series Imaginary Bitches, is penning a pilot script and will also exec produce.
For those unfamiliar, The Secret Circle was L.J. Smith’s second trilogy (after The Vampire Diaries), and was first published in 1992. (In fact, if you own an original copy of The Vampire Diaries: Dark Reunion, the first chapter of The Secret Circle: The Initiation can be found at the back.) Vulture covers the very basic premise above, but what’s notable is the book series features a huge cast of characters. Will be interesting to see how the pilot ends up developing just to see if all of the original coven members (there are 12 total, though it seems plausible Cassie, Adam, Diana, Faye, and probably Nick will make the cut), or… Well. In any case, you can check out the books here and here.
That being said, LJS fans…
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