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Sebastian Roche to Stake Out Klaus on The Vampire Diaries

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Sebastian Roche is sticking around The CW, and this will be very bad news for Klaus.

The actor, who recurred as Balthazar on Supernatural until his death on the May finale, has landed a key season three role on The Vampire Diaries.

Sebastian Roche on Supernatural

According to producer Julie Plec, Roche will come on board as a "mysterious man who appears to be hunting vampires." He'll specifically have Klaus in his sights, which will actually frighten the ancient Original.

"For some reason, Klaus, who shouldn’t be afraid of anybody, seems to be concerned about this person," Plec tells EW.

So, is Roche's unnamed character the major villain on tap for season three? It doesn't sound that way.

”He is big, and he is bad, but I would dare not say if he is the true Big Bad or not, trademark Joss Whedon,” Plec teases. “If you’ve learned anything from the Whedonverse seasonal-structuring school like we have, then there might be some bigger and badder people coming [later].”

Roche, whose impressive resume includes stints on 24, Fringe, General Hospital and Criminal Minds, will show up within the first nine episodes of the new season. Where do you stand on this casting choice?

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    Uncle-jackass

    Now, now calling Sebastian Roche old is pretty mean, but we all know for CW standards I suppose its true...

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    Good casting here--he can play evil, snarky, and determined, really well :)

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    I am excited for him to be on this show, since he used to be on Supernatural. He was intertaining on Supernatural. It's kind of funny to see him go from an angel on one show to a vampire hunter on this one. I wonder why Klaus is so afraid of him. That was kind of surprising to read.

    Aquariuz

    Ick. Leave Klaus alone!
    Well, probably he's gonna be the excuse for Klaus, Stefan and Elena and the gang to work together. I mean it's all we've been expecting, right?...Right?

    Danielle50

    Not interested in him.