TV characters keeping secrets is not new. This much is obvious.
They help advance the narrative, but some characters are a little bit darker.
That may be a cause for concern, but with secrets even darker, it makes for some great TV.
Have a look at the 13 characters we've rounded up who have even darker secrets.
Laurel Castillo - How to Get Away with Murder
Laurel first appeared as one of the most delightful characters on all of TV, but as How to Get Away Murder has progressed, the darkness inside her has intensified. She started lying to her friends and disappeared the moment the truth about just how effed up her family really is came to light.
Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke - Revenge
Amanda Clarke posed as Emily Thorne in the Hamptons for four seasons on Revenge. Her mission was clear: To take down every single person who caused problems for her family. She had a lot of secrets and was willing to get her hands dirty to pull off the ultimate revenge plan.
Lucious Lyon - Empire
Lucious is always scheming. He lies to get his point across and hides a lot from his family. He's the worst.
Georgina Sparks - Gossip Girl
Georgina was Gossip Girl for a short spell, but she made a big mistake. Having as many secrets as she does and spilling the tea about everyone else caught up with her in the end.
Blake Carrington - Dynasty
This is the man who swindled his ex-wife of her livelihood. He wouldn't give a damn about hurting one of his offspring in the name of increasing his power. It's sad. It makes sense then that he has a lot of skeletons in his closet.
Sabrina Spellman - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
On the surface, Sabrina may seem like the girl next door. In reality, she's a teenage witch and worships the Dark Lord. Despite trying to stay on the side of good, she's just a thread away from being pulled on the path of darkness.
Joe Goldberg - You
Joe was so obsessed with one woman that he killed the people in her inner circle before killing her when he realized she was never going to love him. Now, he's moving to a whole new locale to start the whole thing again. Call 911 if this dude slides into your DMs!
Archie Andrews - Riverdale
We debated whether to include Archie in this slideshow because he's as dumb as a box of rocks. But he's a dark teenager who loves making everything about himself, even if he does have a lot of secrets. It's almost like he wants everyone to find out these outlandish secrets he's hiding.
Rowan Pope - Scandal
Rowan Pope survived for way too long on Scandal. He didn't give a crap about putting his daughter, Olivia, in the firing line ... even if it allowed him to keep his myriad of secrets.
Cersei Lannister - Game of Thrones
Cersei was incesting it up with her brother for years. At times, it was difficult to tell which side she was on because the permanent scowl on her face never changed ... even during those awkward sex scenes.
Dexter Morgan - Dexter
It had a laughable series finale, but the character of Dexter was one of the best on TV at the time. He was murdering criminals and dumping their bodies in the ocean. He also hid that fact from his nearest and dearest.
Alison DiLaurentis - PLL/PLL: The Perfectionists
Alison was Queen B before she was dethroned and had to fake her death. She was hiding A LOT from her friends, and that's partly why they were stalked by A for so many years.
Elliot Aldersen - Mr. Robot
He's one of the best hackers in the world, and he has a split personality. His father's persona takes over his body and carries out some crazy deeds.