Last week, producer Kevin Williamson teased a future flashback episode of The Vampire Diaries.
But he didn't share this exciting news, which we just uncovered: During the installment, which airs on January 21, viewers will meet Damon and Stefan's father, Giuseppe!
When The Vampire Diaries next flashes back, we'll meet the man that brought these two into the world.
In a casting notice sent out by The CW, Giuseppe is described as a handsome, no-nonsense businessman of Italian heritage. He's in his mid-40s, "with a stern demeanor that hides a fierce devotion to his family and growing fears for their future."
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