Creator/EP of The Vampire Diaries Kevin Williamson spoiled to THR about his new pilot project for the CW, The Secret Circle. Kevin gives us some exciting and promising details about the new series and his role at the helm.
“My goal is for Julie [Plec] and I to stay focused on The Vampire Diaries, and Andrew Miller and his team will be in place and we will help and guide him along the way on The Secret Circle.” Williamson emphasizes, “I’m not going to step away from my vampires. I’m too invested at this point; it’s too much of a family for me to walk away from, but there’s room in our day for me to help guide The Secret Circle along the way.”
He added that there would be similarities to TVD, but there would be no crossovers. The Secret Circle will absolutely be it’s own show. Williamson and fellow writer Andrew Miller, who adapted the book, wanted the new series to be a ‘companion piece’, not a ‘carbon copy’.
“The witches in The Vampire Diaries are not in the same universe. We’re not connecting them,” he says. “There are no vampires and werewolves in the witch world in Secret Circle. The mythology is completely different. You’ll watch us build another mythology based on L.J. Smith’s books that will become as twisty and turny as The Vampire Diaries [is] but with a whole new story,” Williamson explains. “There’s an epic love story that we hint at in the pilot that is going to blow up about two soulmates. It’s not as violent as The Vampire Diaries or as scary.”