I have some bad news for fans The Vampire Diaries, courtesy of Deadline. The much-anticipated spin-off series by Kevin Williamson won’t be happening. Williamson, who is executive producer of Vampire Diaries, says his schedule on the CW hit hasn’t provided enough time to focus on the new project which focuses on a group of people who investigate paranormal happenings – sort of like Ghost Hunters, only exciting.
Since I really try to not be the guy who drops off bad news and then heads for the door, I want to throw some good news your way too. If you like Diaries, which is based on L.J. Smith’s books, then you might like another show based on another series that Smith wrote. While Williamson is too busy for the Vampire Diaries spin-off, he did find time join the gang working on Secret Circle, based on a three-book series about a California teen that moves to New Salem and then discovers that she’s a witch. Williamson is working on the script and will also serve as executive producer.
With Williamson handling the story and The Vampire Diaries providing the CW with a huge hit, it’s almost guaranteed that Secret Circle will be get picked up for a pilot. Are you ready for the CW to get a little witchy?