Former Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles star Thomas Dekker has been cast as the male lead in Kevin Williamson’s drama pilot for the CW The Secret Circle. Written by Andrew Miller and Williamson and based on the book series from L.J. Smith, Secret Circle tells the story of a young woman (Britt Robertson) who moves to a new town and discovers that not only is she a witch and part of a secret coven, but she’s also the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil. Dekker, repped by WME, the Schiff Co. and attorney Harris Hartman, will play a member of the witches’ circle. He will next be seen opposite Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini in the HBO film Cinema Verite, which chronicles the controversial 1970s PBS documentary series An American Family.

Marisol Nichols has landed a co-starring role in ABC’s dramedy pilot Good Christian Bitches, which stars Leslie Bibb as Amanda, a mother of two and onetime “mean girl” in high school who returns home to Dallas humbled following a scandalous divorce, hoping to get a second chance at winning over her old classmates. Nichols, repped by Paradigm and Impression, will play Amanda’s former classmate Heather, a successful real estate agent who has no gripe with Amanda and is the only one truly happy to have her back.