It has been announced that the star of the former CW show, Life UneXpected (one of my favourite shows), Brittany Robertson has been cast to play the lead role of Cassie in The Secret Circle pilot. So this means, if the reps at CBS and Warner Bros and the works like what they see, TSC will start airing sometime this fall. (ohplease,ohplease, let it happen)
The Secret Circle,which includes The Iniation, The Captive and The Power, is a book series written by the author of another book based progam on the CW, The Vampire Diaries, L.J. Smith, whom was recently fired(?) from writing the The Vampire Diares series due to difference of opinion.
TSC Amazon Description:
'The circle's power has lured her home. Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witches that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.'
'Caught in the struggle between good and evil . . . Cassie has joined the most alluring—and deadly—in-crowd imaginable. But power comes with a price, and it's more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two leaders of the Secret Grcle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of New Salem, and her own dangerous love for the bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie's supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she foil prey to the dark forces within? . . . will she sacrifice her love for the circle to survive? '
I have never read the Vampire Diaries book series but I always watch the show and I have heard/ read the differences between the book series and TV series and in my personal opinion, the TV show is far superior. That being said, I have read The Secret Circle and I LOVED it and really hope that it is made into TV show and that they follow it as closely as possible, much more so then they did with VD.
Visit the Author, L.J. Smith @ http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/! And watch the Vampire Diaries every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on the CW or @ http://www.cwtv.com/!
P.S. L.J. Smith says that she might be writing a sequel/continuing TSC, so keep your fingers crossed 'cus those books are awesome!