Witches are on the rise on TV these days. Word is, True Blood’s set to explore these supernatural people when Season 4 picks up, and now The CW has a witchy new drama series ready to go this fall. Based on a book series, The Secret Circle follows a teen girl who learns she’s the descendent of witches.
Most people don’t want to be “different” in high school, but in the case of Cassie and her new friends among the “Secret Circle,” I’m thinking there are some advantages to being this kind of different. Watching the clips and viewing the photos, it appears The Secret Circle is a not going to be the exception to The CW’s notably pretty series casts.
Below is the CW’s full synopsis for the series and further down are some videos.
THE SECRET CIRCLE: Cassie Blake was a happy, normal teenage girl – until her mother Amelia dies in what appears to be a tragic accidental fire. Orphaned and deeply saddened, Cassie moves in with her warm and loving grandmother Jane in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington – the town her mother left so many years before – where the residents seem to know more about Cassie than she does about herself. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her handsome boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen. When her new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they’ve been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them – until Adam shows her how to unlock her incredible magical powers. But it’s not until Cassie discovers a message from her mother in an old leather-bound book of spells hidden in her mother’s childhood bedroom, that she understands her true and dangerous destiny. What Cassie and the others don’t yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town, including Diana’s father and Faye’s mother – and that Cassie’s mother’s death might not have been an accident.
The Secret Circle will air on Thursdays (9-10 p.m.) on The CW starting Fall 2011.
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