Expect to see a new face during the Dec. 5 episode of The Vampire Diaries.
Deadline is reporting that Michael Malarkey has joined the Season 5 cast as a mysterious figure named Enzo. He will be a tortured character from Damon's past. We're going to go ahead and make a leap here and assume that means he's a fellow vampire.
Enzo will show up in Mystic Falls looking to reconnect with his old pal Damon (Ian Somerhalder). This probably doesn't mean he's going to be Damon's long-lost buddy. The character's description is most likely code for one of the following:
Because the role is being described as "major," expect Enzo to stick around town for a while, but there's no word yet on how long the actor will be involved with the series.
Though Malarkey is relatively unknown, he does have a few credits to his name. These include the failed CW pilot The Selection, which was based on the young-adult books of the same name by Kiera Cass. Malarkey was cast as Prince Maxon during the second shooting attempt. The network didn't pick up either the first or second pilot as a series, and The CW said a third pilot attempt was "unlikely," according to TVLine.
Though The Selection didn't make a big impact on The CW, Malarkey must have made an impression, as he will be playing a big role on the same network's The Vampire Diaries.
What do you think Enzo's purpose is on The Vampire Diaries? Will he be Damon's long-lost friend or another enemy?
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