How's it hangin', TV addicts? I'm Jager Weatherby from Wetpaint Entertainment, and I'm here to introduce the actors and actresses starring in what will surely be your new fave TV obsession come fall. I'm talking about The CW's teen drama The Secret Circle, a series about a teen witch named Cassie Blake. After her mom dies in a not-so-accidental fire, Cassie moves to Chance Harbor, Washington, to live with her grandmother. Just a couple days after settling in, she learns a game-changing piece of info — She's a witch, and her powers complete a new generation of the so-called Secret Circle, a coven dating back to the late 1600s.
This bit of small-screen awesomeness comes to us from Vampire Diaries' producer Kevin Williamson, but don't expect a supernatural throwdown between his two CW series. Williamson has made it clear there won't be any crossover action. Ian Somerhalder may never sink his fangs into Chance Harbor, but there's no need to panic — the show is chock full of its own heavy-hitting hotties.
Taking the lead as Cassie is Britt Robertson from The CW's Life Unexpected. This 21-year-old blonde is totally familiar with playing a dramatic young teen, so we're eager to see what magic she'll work in her new witchy role.
Other leading ladies include Australian model and actress Pheobe Tonkin, who will play mean-girl Faye Chamberlain, and Smallville guest star Jessica Parker Kennedy as Faye's right-hand woman Melissa. But not everybody in Cassie Blake's new life is a total, well, witch. Former Miss Teen USA Shelley Hennig stars as Cassie's bestie Diana Meade, who also happens to be dating Adam Conant, Chance Harbor's resident hottie — and Cassie's major crush.
Former Heroes star Thomas Dekker plays sexy, brooding Adam, and Australian hunk Louis Hunter is bad-boy Nick Armstrong. Together, these guys and gals form the Secret Circle.
Rounding out the cast are Hellcats star Gale Harold as Diana's conniving father Charles Meade, and Natasha Henstridge as Faye's mother and scheming school principal Dawn Chamberlain. The only person Cassie can possibly look to for advice? Her loving grandma Jane, played by Ashley Crow of Heroes and As the World Turns.
If your interest is piqued — and how can it not be? — catch the season premiere on Thursday, September 15 at 9 PM, right after The Vampire Diaries Season 3 premiere.