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Sebastian Roche (Nikki Nelson /

A familiar face comes to Mystic Falls.

Sebastian Roche has been cast in a recurring guest star on the new season of "The Vampire Diaries." Daytime fans will likely be familiar with him for playing the charming homicidal maniac Jerry Jax on "General Hospital." Details of who, and exactly what, his character will be are still sketchy. Executive Producer Julie Plec told EW that he will be “a very mysterious man who appears to be hunting vampires, most specifically Klaus.” She also hinted that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) may actually be scared about this.

Roche is expected to make his first appearance on screen at some point within the first nine episodes. is happy to see him again and sure he will bring plenty to the party.

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