L.J. Smith's Secret Circle Goes to Pilot for the CW
For the time being Vampire Diaries executive producer Kevin Williamson has dropped out his developing companion series to that show about a group of paranormal investigators and is, instead, adapting VD creator L.J. Smith's Secret Circle books into a potential series.
Says Deadline of Secret Circle, "Secret Circle is based on a three-book series from The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith. It centers on a California teen who moves to her mom's hometown of New Salem and discovers that she is a witch. To complete the reunion, the project hails from Alloy Entertainment and WBTV, the companies behind Diaries. It was first set at the CW in October with Angel alums Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain as executive producers and Andrew Miller as writer/exec producer. Williamson is now working on the script and serving as an executive producer on the project, which, with its auspices, has emerged as a strong contender for a pilot pickup. Just like with the potential Diaries companion, on which there was talk about Plec joining Williamson, while not currently attached to Secret Circle, Plec could come on board in the future."