Well, its been a rocky road for the first season of the Secret Circle but as of yesterday the CW have officially announced that it will not be returning for a second run. It’s a frustrating revelation especially after an edge of your seat climax to the first season and the groundwork being laid for the second, but ratings have not been high enough and ultimately thats would the networks look at. Could they have been higher? Perhaps if the initial momentum wasn’t wasnt lost after the mini story arc which lead to Nicks ‘death’ in episode 6 – after which a new story had to be created and we went from demons to witch hunters as well as getting to know an ambiguous new character in the form of Nick’s brother Jake. This could have caused a lot of viewers to switch off, along with the random popping in and out of the grown-ups who seemed to let their teenage offspring to do whatever they liked in Chance Harbor.
Overall the show promised much be really didnt deliver. Even John Blackwell proved to be something of a letdown when first introduced, although he lived up to his reputation in the finale.
THe CW have ordred 5 new scripted dramas for next season so I suppose something had to give.
RIP Secret Circle!