When we left off in season six, Lily was being reunited with her family, the heretics. We are going to get to personally meet these vampire-witches in the season seven premiere.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker), Scarlett Byrne (Falling Skies, Harry Potter) and Teressa Liane (Neighbours) have signed on for recurring roles on TVD.
Elizabeth has been cast as Valerie. Variety said she’s having trouble adjusting to life in Mystic Falls and doesn’t follow Lily’s plan. She’s very revenge driven and starts “a dangerous chain of events that will change Mystic Falls.”
Scarlett will play Nora, who’s a cute tomboy with “a sly sense of humor,” Entertainment Weekly said. Nora is not interested in coexisting with the residents of Mystic Falls. She’s more interested in wreaking havoc on the city.
Nora will team up with girlfriend Mary Louise, played by Teressa. She’s girly and feisty, but she also “has a strong point of view which she isn’t afraid to express, with equally strong magic,” EW reported.
During the San Diego Comic-Con executive producer Julie Plec described the new villains as “nasty, nasty, nasty girls.”
“The challenge for the writers for season seven is constantly topping the villain from the previous year and we thought Kai was one of the best villains we ever had on the show,” executive producer Caroline Dries said at Comic-Con.
“So by bringing in Lily’s family it’s these six villains who do magic and their vampires. It’s the first time we ever see our characters try to go up against them and just kind of react and be like ‘oh we don’t know what we’re doing, This is very, very, very hard.’ So It’s going to be really exciting, gruesome and violent when we start,” Caroline added.
Get ready to meet these three scary ladies when TVD returns Thursday, October 8, 8/7c on the CW.