It’s a very exciting time for Vampire Diaries fans. We have a return date for our favorite show Thursday, October 11th at 8/7c. There are lots and lots of spoilers spilling out of Comic-Con this week.
Some news on casting: Former In Plain Sight star Todd Williams has been cast as Connor, a mysterious and powerful new vampire hunter who comes to Mystic Falls. He will make his first appearance in the upcoming fourth season's second episode.
The role of April, a Mystic Falls native who has been away at private school is still being cast. She moves back to town after a family death and it comes to light that she and Jeremy used to be really close friend. Maybe we’ll see another love interest for Jeremy in the future.
A returning cast member Matt Davis who played Alaric until he met an untimely demise in the season finale will be making an appearance. We’re not sure in what capacity he’ll be returning. I’m sure it’ll be as a “ghostly” father figure that Jeremy can see.
Another returning cast member Daniel Gillies as Elijah will be returning as our favorite Original vampire! There were some doubts about his return because of his involvement in another show, but we have been assured he will be coming back.
There was a huge upset in the season finale when Elena chose Stefan over Damon. Writer Julie Plec reminded us that Elena said that maybe if she had met Damon first things would have been different. She also commented that Elena will remember everything when she wakes up as a vampire. So that means every time that Damon compelled her to forget--the “I love you but I’m letting you go” scene, and the fact that he did meet her first.
Writer Julie Plec also says that we won’t be seeing Katherine again until the Klaus problem is taken care of. Of course we wouldn’t see her since she’s been running from Klaus for a lifetime.
Ian Somerhalder says this season Damon will be unapologetic because he’s done everything people asked him to do up until this point. “If [they] don’t like it, [they] can go [mouths f-word] yourself.” I am so excited to hear this. Tame Damon was getting pretty boring to me.
Ian also commented on the love triangle after Elena’s transformation: “[She's] going to need help from [Damon and Stefan], and I think the three of them are quite possibly going to learn a LOT about each other. It’s going to be an interesting process.”
Julie Plec made a connection to the books but says we will not be meeting Kitsune twins from the books this season. But we will be seeing more Meredith (Torrey DeVitto).
***Don't forget to tune in for the season premier October 11th!!***