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The CW has picked up the drama pilot Secret Circle that re-teams The Vampire Diaries executive producer Kevin Williamson and Diaries author L.J. Smith, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Based on the book series by Smith, Secret Circle

revolves around a young girl who moves to a new town and discovers that she's a witch, is part of a secret coven, and is the key that will unlock an ancient battle between good and evil.Williamson is co-executive-producing and co-writing the project with Andrew Miller. Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo will also serve as executive producers.

Kevin Williamson developing possible Vampire Diaries companion series

Williamson had been working on a companion series to Diaries, but recently told CW executives that he was too busy with Diaries to concentrate on the project, according to the Reporter. He joined Circle last month.