Some early casting news for Season 5 of “The Vampire Diaries” has come our way in the form of a new potential suitor for Caroline along with a mysterious beauty who may cause trouble for Matt and Rebekkah.
Per TV Guide, Kendrick Sampson (“Greek”) and Olga Fonda (“HIMYM,” “Nikita”) (both pictured below) have been tapped to recur on the upcoming season, which kicks off Thursday, October 10th.
Sampson will play Jesse, a fellow student whom Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Carolina (Candice Accola) meet at Whitmore College and who catches Caroline’s eye. Meanwhile, Russian-born Fonda will play a mysterious European beauty who follows Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Matt (Zach Roerig) back to Mystic Falls. Both characters will first appear in the season premiere.
Look for lots more “TVD” info soon coming out of next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Their panel takes place on July 20th:
4:30pm – The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Making their fang-tastic fifth appearance at Comic-Con, the cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries vamp it up in San Diego! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Candice Accola (Juno), and Kat Graham (Honey 2) join executive producers/writers Julie Plec (The Originals, Kyle XY) and Caroline Dries (Melrose Place) on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. The CW’s #1 series returns in the fall for its fifth season, promising twists, turns and-of course-(love) triangles in this new chapter for our heroes, post-graduation. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and UltraViolet in September.
Saturday July 20, 2013 4:30pm – 5:15pm
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