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Old July 15 2011, 03:13 PM   #46
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Sally Waltman In The Secret Circle After All?

The character of Sally Waltman was originally being cast for The Secret Circle' s pilot but it seems the character disappeared.

But wait!

It appears they are casting the role of Sally after all for the show's second episode.

Sally tries to recruit Cassie for the Chance Harbor Gazette club, to get her to write for the student newspaper. She's described as "spunky." Chloe Sullivan for 2011, maybe?
http://www.ksitetv.com/7120/sally-wa...cle-after-all/

The bold part might interest some...but I wonder if they can find an actress that sparked as much "love" as Allison Mack did on Smallville.
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Old July 15 2011, 03:53 PM   #47
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^ Willa Holland could work.
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Old July 15 2011, 03:57 PM   #48
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^ Works for me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willa_Holland
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Old July 15 2011, 09:23 PM   #49
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I'm catching up with The Vampire Diaries - I just zap the teen angst stuff and watch for the complex plotting and the historical connections - I find I like the adult characters better overall than the teens and counter-intuitively, prefer Stefan to Damon (who, despite being amazingly hot, seems overly one-note whereas there's a lot they can do with Stefan).

I'm posting that here because based on the books, how much is The Secret Circle like The Vampire Diaries in terms of being Twilight-ish, having historical elements, having interesting adult characters, having a complex plot that keeps building, etc? It it basically TVD with witches, or does it have a distinct quality?
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Old July 15 2011, 09:26 PM   #50
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If you don't mind taking a look, Here; http://www.kryptonsite.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=148798 it is the KryptonSite Forum...some of the posts might have the answers you are looking for.
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Old July 16 2011, 12:00 AM   #51
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So the books might take place in the same universe? That could be fun.

Just at first blush, I think I'm going to like the lead actress for TSC better than Elena, and witches seem to have more story possibilities than vampires, which are kinda hemmed in by expectations of how vampires work.
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Old July 16 2011, 12:32 AM   #52
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I am not sure about that exactly...but I did read that there wouldn't be any TVD/TSC crossovers...which is fine I'd like the 2 series to stand on their own.

Britt Robertson is awesome. I don't dislike Nina Dobrev and I like how she handles playing both Elena & Katherine...but I adore Britt.
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Old July 18 2011, 09:10 PM   #53
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
I'm posting that here because based on the books, how much is The Secret Circle like The Vampire Diaries in terms of being Twilight-ish, having historical elements, having interesting adult characters, having a complex plot that keeps building, etc? It it basically TVD with witches, or does it have a distinct quality?
*Warning: spoilers for TSC and TVD books ahead. Not spoiler-tagging because they've been out for over a decade, and because it should be obvious that answering this question requires spoiling the books.*

As someone who's only read the books, I can say that The Secret Circle books have a bit of the historical element, actually more than the book Vampire Diaries do (from what I've gleaned through online osmosis, I understand that the TV TVD made Stefan and Damon Civil War-era humans, not 15th century Italians.) The Secret Circle books contain the occasional flashback/vision to a 17th century timeframe, and the antagonist is actually a witch from that time frame who managed to make himself immortal via use of a crystal skull and some magic.

I like the Secret Circle books a lot better than the Vampire Diaries ones. All of LJ Smith's books are fairly similar (heck, some of the character tropes get re-used between her series) but I found the characters of TSC to be more likeable overall. Neither of the book series features many adult characters, and in TSC most of the people who would figure to be adult characters are dead (half of the titular Circle's parents died trying to stand up to the antagonist, while the other half were too cowardly to go.) I suppose the TV show could get some interesting material from the surviving parents, and there are a few older relations who are interesting (Cassie's grandmother being the main one.) Another big spoiler, which I don't know if the Secret Circle TV show people will do: in the books, there's the whole "Luke, I am your father" twist with Cassie and the antagonist.

I know they'll have to have cut a bunch of characters, but in the books, the coven was composed of 12 witch families who'd married and interbred since Salem witch trial times (somehow without incest, but I chalk that up to the author being not very good with genealogy.) The families were part of a small town called New Salem, and there's a lot of tension between the witchy families and ordinary people. So the writers could get a lot of small-town-dynamic out of that.

As for slowly building plot with multiple elements, they're about the same. There's definitely the teen romance stuff, but it's less Twilight-ish than TVD. (FWIW, I enjoyed these books a LOT more than Stephenie Meyer's, but there's a certain amount of nostalgia - I found TVD/TSC when I was in middle school and therefore target age for this stuff.)

Also, I saw the same news note (on Hypable) about how, although TVD and TSC could be set in the same universe, but at the moment the creators don't plan on any crossovers or actually having them set in the same universe. Based on the source material, I think the writers could get a lot of mileage out of TSC, moreso than I would've thought for TVD.
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Old July 20 2011, 01:12 AM   #54
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http://www.ksitetv.com/7137/tv-guide...circles-sally/

Logan Browning (Meet the Browns) will be playing the role of Sally, who is no longer a Waltman but is known in the TV series as "Sally Matthews."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Browning

Cool. I am really excited and can't wait till the premiere.
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Old July 20 2011, 01:22 AM   #55
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^ Count me in as excited. The teasers and TV spots (which just seem to constantly repeat) are impressive and you know me Jet...I'm not exactly a CW mark lol.
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Old July 21 2011, 05:48 PM   #56
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New trailer...

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Secret-C...r-1035498.aspx

I know they showed the pilot at Comic-Con last night.

[edit] http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/2011...ros-tv-pilots/

Fifteen minutes in I wrote in my notes: Harry Potter meets Gossip Girl.

When adults are screen without the kids, it feels closer to something like a True Blood (though decidedly less sexy or scary)

when it’s just the tykes, it can sometimes feel more like 90210.

people seemed to enjoy it overall.

In short: fun, albeit derivative and shallow.

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Old July 26 2011, 03:59 PM   #57
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Collider has an article up on the panel and screening.

http://collider.com/comic-con-the-secret-circle/105459/
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Old July 26 2011, 10:11 PM   #58
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^ Cool.



The Secret Circle Comic Con 2011 Panel

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Old July 26 2011, 10:38 PM   #59
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Astraea wrote: View Post
...from what I've gleaned through online osmosis, I understand that the TV TVD made Stefan and Damon Civil War-era humans, not 15th century Italians...
So, are you saying Italians aren't Human?
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Old July 28 2011, 02:13 AM   #60
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http://www.ksitetv.com/7309/comic-co...secret-circle/

KSite interview with Britt Robertson.

Can you talk about how The Secret Circle's Cassie is so different from Lux?

There's a lot to be said there. When Life Unexpected ended, I wanted to go on to a show that would really step outside of that world, so audiences wouldn't be confused, like "Oh. Now Lux is kind of still Lux, wearing hats, but she's just living in Timbuktu." So I wanted to do something completely different, and I wanted to challenge myself, and when this opportunity came along, to still work with The CW and to work with Kevin on a genre show, it was like "Ohh! Genre! Sounds fascinating." I had never been a part of that world, and it seemed like something that I could really get into. I jumped at the opportunity, for sure.
As a fan of Life Unexpected I am glad she is part of this and she seems excited to do something different.

There is more there so read all of it at the link.
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