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'Taps Into My Happy Place'
'The Secret Circle' EP Kevin Williamson Says L.J. Smith's Writing 'Taps Into My Happy Place'
The showrunner explains both the challenges and pleasures of adapting the author's novels for television.
The CW’s new fall series, The Secret Circle, doesn’t just share the night and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries, but the source material comes from the same author, L.J. Smith.
“The books are as old as The Vampire Diaries,” executive producer Gina Girolamo tells reporters on Thursday’s Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour. “And because of the success of The Vampire Diaries, we at Alloy looked at it as a potential new companion and brought it to the studio right away and they loved it.”
The Secret Circle deals with the world of witches. Life Unexpected’s Britt Robertson stars as Cassie, who finds herself orphaned and living in the town her mother once left without looking back. Unexplained things begin to happen to and around her and then she finds a group of other teens who seem to know more about her than she does.
Showrunner, Kevin Williamson, says that he isn’t drawn to adapting Smith’s novels, because they lend themselves easily to television. In fact, he says it’s quite the opposite. Read More.
Article on The Hollywood Reporter by 8:19 PM 8/4/2011 by Jethro Nededog