The answer to that big question is – no. The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle are the CW’s big supernatural shows, two shows that are both based on books written by L.J. Smith. The Secret Circle premiers this fall and it has fans wondering if Kevin Williamson, who serves as executive producer for both shows, will have a crossover where characters from one show visit the other. Williamson crushed those rumors by informing fans that he’s not planning on a crossover.
“I don’t think you’ll see that crossover,” he said, claiming that the witch mythology on Circle and the vampire-werewolf-occasional witch mythology on The Vampire Diaries don’t mix. “That would kind of limit us. We want to create our own story.”
He added that he doesn’t even was The Secret Circle to look anything like The Vampire Diaries. That is why he decided to shoot the new show in and around Vancouver, B.C. instead of in Atlanta where Vampire Diaries is set, even though it would be much easier for him to run two projects in the same area.
Following a teenage girl who discovers that she comes from a family of witches, Circle is said to be a show for any age. “What I love (about The Secret Circle) is that it is multigenerational, it’s not just a teen show. It’s a very adult show, and it’s going to get very adult, very fast. We’re going more in that direction,” Williamson added.
The Secret Circle will premiere on Thursday, September 15 at 9 P.M. ET. The third season of The Vampire Diaries will air right before it at 8 ET.
How do you guys feel about Kevin’s choice? I’m pretty happy with it, I like that the two shows are keeping to themselves. And while Circle has no vampires in it, I’m still pretty excited about it, but of course, not as excited as I am for the next season of Vampire Diaries. Will you watch both?
And here’s some pretty promo images for both shows (gotta admit that I LOVE the Circle art):