“The Secret Circle” hasn’t even premiered yet, and it’s already one of the most buzzed-about shows of the Fall 2011 season. When the first episode airs at 9 p.m. on Sept. 15 on The CW, be prepared to find yourselves enchanted by the witches of the circle… and utterly spooked by their parents.
Zap2it has your first look at two new gallery shots, including one of all eight regular cast members — we’re loving Britt Robertson‘s sassy boots and Louis Hunter‘s Ryan Atwood wrist cuff — and one of Gale Harold as Charles and Natasha Henstridge as Dawn.
As the parents to Diana (Shelley Hennig) and Faye (Phoebe Tonkin) respectively, Charles and Dawn seem to have their children’s best interests at heart.
Still, they certainly aren’t afraid to use those children as they carry out their master plan in a web of deceit, murder, and magic.
“At this point, Dawn is the villain on the show, for sure,” Henstridge tells us. “She’s the puppeteer. She’s the mastermind. She’s the one pulling the strings and making s*** happen. She’s a chess player, and she’s moving the pieces. She’s got a real agenda.”
That said, even Dawn has a few boundaries, which we’ll learn about after the first few episodes. “She does have some lines that she won’t cross, and although she’s using her own daughter to get what she wants, she believes that what she wants is best for everyone involved,” Henstridge says.
Dawn and Charles certainly look good standing next to each other, don’t they? Henstridge hints that though Charles may have a romantic interest in Dawn, Dawn is more interested in how Charles can help her regain what was lost years ago.
“There are things Charles alludes to, and certain desires expressed,” she says. “I’m not sure how important that is to Dawn, or if the overall big picture is going to take priority. There are definitely hints and things happening, but I’m not quite sure where it’s going to go yet.”
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