The Mystic Falls gang is about to welcome a few new friends (or enemies?) into the fold: E!
reports Heather Hemmens and Chris Brochu will be joining the cast.
Hemmens, best known from her role as Alice Verdura on another former CW show, 'Hellcats,' will take on the role of Maggie, Enzo's (Michael Malarkey) love interest. Enzo has previously mentioned Maggie, a former lab assistant of Dr. Whitmore's in 1953, who he fell in love with as she helped Whitmore perform his vampire experiments. But when Maggie found out what Whitmore was up to, she told Enzo she was sorry, and left.
Her return will undoubtedly have quite the effect on Enzo, who is currently busy being a bad influence on a floundering Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). Maggie will make her first on-screen appearance in Episode 19.
Meanwhile, Chris Brochu, who has appeared on 'CSI:NY,' 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' and 'Melissa & Joey,' will take on the role of fun and charming Whitmore College student Luke, who bonds with Elena and Caroline at school. And because the only stereotype 'TVD' is missing so far is the gay best friend, it turns out Luke is into guys (which means he's in the right place, as 'TVD' is doing its best to prove that Virginia has the most hot guys per capita.)
But Elena and Caroline should know better than to trust anyone who just so happens to befriend the only two vampires on campus: it turns out Luke has a bit of a secret agenda. Luke makes his first appearance in Episode 16, and is set to appear in multiple episodes.
'The Vampire Diaries' returns with a brand new episode Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8/7c on The CW.