In news first broken by Zap2It, Scottish actor Paul Telfer has been cast as Alexander, a vampire hunter from the 1100s who we'll meet via flashback and who will help shed new light on Claire Holt's Rebekah.
In another flashback, meanwhile, we'll watch Stefan navigate his way through World War II.
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 premieres on Thursday, October 11. We are just a tad bit excited for it.
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