Janina Gavankar is trading in Bon Temps for Mystic Falls.
The former “True Blood” shape-shifter (RIP, Luna!) has booked a potentially recurring role on Season 5 of “The Vampire Diaries,” TV Line reports. Gavankar will play Tessa, a “beautiful, exotic and self-assured” woman who comes to Mystic Falls to rekindle an old flame.
Gavankar will first appear in the hit CW series’ third episode of the season, which is also a flashback hour. Her other TV credits include “Arrow,” “The League” and “The Gates.”
Season 5 of “The Vampire Diaries” premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. on the CW.