Season 1 of Secret Life premiered on February 13, 2015, with a total of 12 episodes. The season finale aired on May 22, 2015. On August 7, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season.
The season and series premiere garnered a total of 7.89 million US viewers, a high viewership among the Fanfic Channel series that debuted during the Winter 2014-2015 season. The season has a consistent viewership with a strong finale of 8.23 million US viewers, higher than the premiere.
The first season introduces the origin of Harvey's abilities and how he has coped with his current situation. It has also explored the relationships he has with his family and friends, including Brian Stac and Vanessa Parks, who knew of his ability since the beginning. Throughout the season, Harvey and his so-called team have used his abilities for good, saving their city from creatures called the Dreads, which have suddenly popped up around the city after Harvey starts developing his abilities.
The season also introduced a villain called Dr. Dread, who seems to be responsible for the Dreads, but have no answers on Harvey's abilities. Harvey develops 12 different abilities throughout the season, of which he still has no control using all of them together. The season ends with Harvey learning to accept his powers, but that he will not stop at finding out the truth about it.
Cast and Characters
Main Cast and Characters
- Callan McAuliffe as Harvey Gilett, the 17-year old teenager whose life turns upside down after an accident gives him superhuman abilities. He develops a new ability each week (Each Episode).
- Lucy Hale as Vanessa Parks, Harvey's long time school crush, who happens to be in a relationship with Brian Stac. Vanessa is daughter to a well-known scientist.
- Alexander Ludwig as Brian Stac, the high school football captain who tries helping Harvey with his abilities to make up for the accident.
Recurring Cast and Characters
- Jake T. Austin as Nick Gilett, Harvey's younger cousin who lives with them.
- Linden Ashby as Steve Gilett, Harvey's father who works as the town sheriff.
- Julie Benz as Stacy Gilett, Harvey's mother who works as the town mayor's assistant.
- India Eisley as Hayley McBee, Vanessa's neighbour and her childhood best friend.
- George Newbern as Richard Parks, Vanessa's father and a well-known scientist.
- Eugene Simon as Cory Burke, Brian's friend and a football player.
- Genevieve Cortese as Rachel Fulton
- Dominic Roque as Mike Pritchard
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||US Viewers (millions)|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Aaron Moon||Aaron Moon||February 13, 2015||7.89|
High school student Harvey Gilett finally has a conversation with his childhood crush, Vanessa Parks, but things go awry as Vanessa's boyfriend, Brian Stac, confronts him and tells him to leave her alone.
Notes: This episode is the series premiere episode.
|2||2||"Snow in California"||Dalton Applegate||Aaron Moon||February 20, 2015||7.95|
Residents in Burbank awakens to thick snow in California and it is up to the trio to make sure that no one gets hurt during the storm that Harvey created.
|3||3||"Memorial Service"||Mishah Michaels||Verna Chung & Alex Mayfair||February 27, 2015||8.02|
After the death of a teacher in Burbank Senior High School, the trio investigates on their own to find out if the incident is related to Harvey acquiring superhuman powers. Meanwhile, Lucy finds out that the new replacement teacher isn't who she seems to be.
|4||4||"Lockdown"||Francis Kravid||Sean Remington||March 6, 2015||7.82|
After the incident at Burbank Senior High, the military has the city under lockdown with curfew imposed. Eager to find more about the monsters, Harvey sneaks out with Vanessa and Brian, with soldiers guarding the streets all night.
|5||5||"Underground Base"||Chelsea Lee||Aaron Moon & Verna Chung||March 13, 2015||7.68|
Mike builds an underground base for the team to use in their mission to save their city as their headquarters. The team begins to search for the origin of the dreads, with Vanessa bringing in high tech lab equipments to examine their biology.
|6||6||"Training Gone Wrong"||Francis Kravid||Hannah Sklovig||March 20, 2015||7.94|
The new underground base is equipped with a training gym, and Harvey enlists the help of Brian to teach him to be able to fight and defend himself, when it comes to hand to hand combat. Vanessa makes progress in finding the origin of the dreads.
|7||7||"Senior Dance"||Mishah Michaels||Sean Remington & Hannah Sklovig||April 17, 2015||7.99|
Harvey is faced with a decision to expose his secrets when a new foe crashes their Senior Dance, risking the lives of the students and staff in the school, which would put his family in danger.
|8||8||"Lab Rat"||Francis Kravid||Alex Mayfair||April 24, 2015||8.06|
After exposing his identity to the school, Harvey becomes viral on the internet, attracting the attention of the military once again. After being captured for testing, it is up to Vanessa, Brian, Nick and Mark to prevent the military from taking Harvey.
|9||9||"Secrets"||Chelsea Lee||Hannah Sklovig||May 1, 2015||7.92|
Secrets are finally revealed after Harvey develops the ability to force a person to tell the truth, causing some conflicts between Brian and Vanessa. Harvey's nightmare becomes reality when Nick, Steve and Stacy go missing.
|10||10||"Cure"||Chelsea Lee||Verna Chung & Alex Mayfair||May 8, 2015||7.84|
Dr. Richard Parks' promise to help cure Harvey is fulfilled when he tells the team about an antidote he developed to reverse the effects of the toxic waste. Meanwhile, Vanessa comes across a shocking discovery.
|11||11||"Rescue Mission"||Mishah Michaels||Verna Chung||May 15, 2015||7.91|
The team work together to rescue Vanessa from a rogue Dr. Parks after he kidnaps her, with time ticking before a bomb goes off, killing thousands of innocent lives, including Vanessa.
|12||12||"Burbank Square"||Aaron Moon||Sean Remington & Alex Mayfair||May 22, 2015||8.23|
A final battle between Harvey and Dr. Rogue causes destruction in Burbank Square, as the rest of the team evacuate the people to safety.
Throughout the season, Harvey has gained 12 different abilities that he uses to fight of the Dreads and Dr. Rogue, as well as protect the city. However, not all of his abilities are permanent and some disappear after days or weeks.
- Telekinesis (Episode 1)
- Cyrokinesis (Episode 2)
- Teleportation (Episode 3)
- Invisibility (Episode 4)
- X-Ray Vision (Episode 5)
- Elemental Healing (Episode 6)
- Sonic Scream (Episode 7)
- Voice Replication (Episode 8)
- Truth Inducing (Episode 9)
- Enhanced Hearing (Episode 10)
- Force-Field Generation (Episode 11)
- Self-Duplication (Episode 12)