Adam (Thomas Dekker) is part of the in-crowd and has some interest in Cassie (Britt Robertson). That may rub his girlfriend, Diana (Shelley Hennig) the wrong way and that's the last thing Cassie needs.
“I thought it would be interesting if for the pilot at least I had very little knowledge [of witchcraft] -- that I was discovering it as she was discovering it," Britt Robertson, who plays Cassie, tells THR.
“You have this horrific event that happened all these years ago [with first-generation witches] and how does it inform today?” creator Kevin Williamsontells THR. “What are the rules of witchcraft? What are the rules of the circle? There’s so much to learn."
The Secret Circle is based on the novel by L.J. Smith (who also penned the books The Vampire Diaries are based on).
"I love L.J. Smith,” creator Kevin Williamson says. “The betrayal, the deceit, the friendship, the loyalty, the love, the murder, the mayhem, all that stuff is my happy place. I kind of take my hat off to L.J. and thank her and God bless you.”