Seven New Characters on The Vampire Diaries

The-Vampire-Diaries-season-5Season six is still a while away, but ‘The Vampire Diaries’ has been very busy this summer casting a lot of new characters.

There are seven new people heading to Mystic Falls: Gabrielle Walsh (‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’), Colin Ferguson (‘Eureka’), Chris Wood (‘The Carrie Diaries’), Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (‘Hit the Floor’), Marco James (‘The Client List’), Emily Chang (‘Days of Our Lives’) and Jayson Warner Smith (‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’).

According to Deadline, Gabrielle will play Sarah and she will be introduced in the season six premiere. The role might be reoccurring, but the site said: she “comes to Mystic Falls with spunk, street smarts and a shady agenda.”

Zap2it reported that Colin will play Tripp and will be the head of a community militia that will “do anything to protect his town.”

Creator of ‘TVD’, Julie Plec, went to Twitter on July 14 to tease Colin’s role to fans:

“Hey #TVD twitter folk, see how long it takes for you guys to figure out who just got cast in the new role of TRIPP for season 6. For those of you who are sneaky/savvy and see the casting sides, the role was formerly called MITCH.”

A fan was quick to take a guess and tweeted to Julie asking if it was Colin and she replied, “Yes indeed!”, zap2it said.

Colin then went to Twitter himself and said: “Hmmm…. Seem to have ‘tripped’ my way into a new role… Mystic Falls, hunh? This is gonna be fun :). “Classic! Everyone who knows the show is telling me I’m going to die. I think I packed too much..”

Chris is staying at The CW, but has left New York City and is moving into Mystic Falls. According to TV Guide, he will be playing the character, Kai: “a charmingly unstable newcomer with the unsettling ability to seem normal as the situation demands.”

Digital Spy said that Kai won’t appear on the show till the third episode.

There will be a new doctor in town when Jodi arrives. Hypable reported she will be playing Jo and will be an accomplished doctor at the university hospital and will appear in the first episode of season six.

Marco will play an upperclassman, med student at Whitmore College, Entertainment Weekly reported.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emily has been cast in the reoccurring role, Ivy, and will be introduced in the season six premiere. She is described as “the quintessential girl next door with an unexpected wild side”.

Jayson has won a minor role on ‘TVD’ and will be appearing in at least two episodes, The Wrap reported.

Most fans are wondering about the fate of Damon and Bonnie, but they will have a lot of new characters to get to know when ‘TVD’ returns for its sixth season on October 2.


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