If it ain't broke... duplicate it. That seems to be the motto over at the CW, where The Vampire Diaries is proving a ratings dynamo, and Supernatural is showing strong numbers even into its sixth season. Last week we told you the net had picked up a "zombies for girls" pilot, Awakenings, and they have officially made Secret Circle their final pickup for the fall season. Hit the jump to find out why we are so excited.
Secret Circle pretty much reads like a spin-off of Vampire Diaries. It is based on a three-book series by VD author L.J. Smith, about "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." Seems to be a common theme in Smith's stories.
The series will be produced by Alloy Entertainment - who also do Vampire Diaries. VD exec Kevin Williamson will write the pilot with Andrew Miller, and the two will exec produce with other VD alums Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain. So far, the only one missing from the equation is executive producer Julie Plec - though her involvement in the future is not being dismissed.
Under any other circumstances, I would be a little iffy about a witchy show, which tends to be geared towards teen girls. But I am continually impressed with Vampire Diaries, so I am all in. Who is with me?