The CW hasn’t announced a pickup for Season 4 of “The Vampire Diaries” yet, but fans can rest easy — there is zero chance that the network would cancel its best-rated drama. Though the show is sure to be back, we also know that not every cast member will return for Season 4.
With Jeremy in Denver, Steven R. McQueen has been largely missing in action from Season 3. He makes his triumphant return on April 19, when Elena and Damon visit him — and yes, he is returning to Mystic Falls with his sister.
Still since he missed out on so much of Season 3, we had our doubts about whether he’d rejoin the cast full-time next year.
Luckily, we caught up with McQueen at Warner Bros’ Television Out of the Box opening at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills on Thursday night. With a little coaxing, he revealed that Jeremy’s return to Mystic Falls is not just a visit, and he will be returning in Season 4. “No, I’ll be back for next season,” he promises. “Jeremy’s home.”
When we next see him, though, we’ll learn that Jeremy has been keeping some bad company in Denver. “Jeremy was definitely manipulated by Kol,” McQueen tells us. “They don’t jump that much
into [Jeremy’s time in Denver] this season, but possibly next season.”
He’ll be back in Virginia just in time for the Mystic Falls High 1920s decade dance — which his ex, Bonnie, will happily attend with her new love interest, Jamie. McQueen tells us we will see Jeremy react to Bonnie’s new romance.
“There were a lot of things that happened right before I left,” he says. “When I get back, there’s kind of the bigger picture things that are going on, and then there’s all this stuff on the side. You’re just going to have to watch and see whether he has time to fully deal with it or not.”
Tune in April 19 at 8:00 p.m. EST on The CW for Jeremy’s big comeback. In the meantime, if you’re in the LA area, you’ll definitely want to check out the Warner Bros exhibit at the Paley Center. They’ve got tons of cool “Vampire Diaries” stuff on display, including the actual outfits Stefan, Damon, and Elena wore when we first met them in the pilot.