Julie Plec Pilot Taps The Vampire Diaries Villain as Unlikely Hero

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Are you ready to lose Kai?

Well, you might not have a choice!

As you know, Julie Plec is looking to join the ranks of Shondaland by adding a third series to The CW lineup, and today we learned she's hoping Chris Woods, who plays Kai on The Vampire Diaries, will make the journey with her.

Kai Photo - The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 11

Plec's new drama pilot, Cordon, tells the tale of a group of unlikely heroes who emerge after an epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, leaving those inside quarantined and fighting for their lives. 

The story will revolve around how quickly humanity can fall apart under such circumstances and how unlikely heroes will rise. 

Woods will play Jake, a former bad guy turned cop, as he's able to smother his first instinct to save himself in order to protect the ones that need him the most.

While the casting news certainly paints the pilot in new light, it's a little disheartening for die-hard TVD fans, who have fallen hard for Kai, a villain with many facets!

To get as much of Kai as you can, watch The Vampire Diaries online via TV Fanatic.

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.