Natasha Henstridge joins The CW's 'Secret Circle' pilot

natasha-hen-tsc.jpg "Drop Dead Diva" and "Eli Stone" actress Natasha Henstridge has joined "The Secret Circle," a drama pilot for the CW, Deadline reports.

Henstridge will be playing Dawn Chamberlain, the vice principal of New Salem High School and Faye's ( Phoebe Tonkin). She was a friend of new girl Cassie's ( Britt Robertson) mother growing up and knows about the town's secret coven of witches.

 In the casting sides Zap2it obtained for the pilot, Dawn is described as a beautiful red-head in her late 30's who seems to have her own agenda.

"The Secret Circle" centers on Cassie (Robertson), a young girl who moves to New Salem, Maine and learns she is a member of a secret coven of witches. She is also the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil. You know, typical teenage girl problems.

Earlier today, we reported that Australian actor Louis Hunter was cast as coven member Nick Armstrong.

The pilot script was written by "Vampire Diaries" executive producer Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller. Also serving as executive producers on the project are "TVD" alums Sarah Fain and Elizabeth Craft.
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