It’s about that time, “Vampire Diaries” fans. With just a few weeks to go before shooting resumes in Atlanta, the first Season 4 news is beginning to leak from Mystic Falls. This should go without saying, but — if you’re looking to be spoiler-free until the show returns in October, read no further. (Also, uh… good luck with that.)
Our merry gang of monsters and friends is about to grow a bit when a 16-year-old girl named April comes back to town. She’s from Mystic Falls, so she remembers Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) from their childhood, but she’s been away at private school for the last few years. She decides to move back to town after a death in the family, so when we first meet her, she’s grieving. Perhaps some of our favorite characters can relate. While we’re not sure yet whether she’s got a hidden agenda, we can tell you that she’s smarter than first impressions may convey.
Producers are also looking for someone slightly more threatening. (By slightly, we mean a whole freaking lot.) They’re seeking a “scary hot” — emphasis on scary — actor to play the imposing Connor. He’s described as a “highly trained killing machine,” so, you know… nothing too out-of-the-ordinary for a Mystic Falls newcomer.
Both roles are recurring, and we can expect them to be pretty significant in the first part of the season.