Janina Gavankar is on her way to Mystic Falls.
The TV Fanatic favorite (see this interview) has landed a potentially recurring role on The Vampire Diaries as Tessa, described by TV Line as an exotic, confident woman who arrives in Mystic Falls and who debuts on Episode 3, which we already know will be a flashback installment.
It's a very safe assumption that she will be portraying an ex-girlfriend of Stefan's. A vengeful ex, we should say.
Gavankar is best known for her long-running role on True Blood and has also stopped by Arrow, The League and The Gates.
The Vampire Diaries Season 5, meanwhile, premiere on Thursday, October 3.