"The Vampire Diaries" season 5 is taking some of its characters to college, and since this isn't "Boy Meets World" and they don't have any teachers left alive to follow them from high school (RIP Alaric), that means meeting new characters. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, TV Guide reported casting news for a previously teased character.
The new professor, Dr. Wes Maxfield, will be played by Rick Cosnett, and of course he's going to fit in quite well with the rest of the very attractive cast. (Did you expect anything else on a CW show?) This is the same professor who was previously teased as being "not-so-nice" and knowing more than he lets on about the happenings of Mystic Falls. He's all about researching what he thinks will help humanity, which doesn't bode well for the two vampires in his class, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola).
The girls suspect "he's hiding a dark and dangerous secret," and since this is The Vampire Diaries, what are the odds that they're wrong? (Zero.) Will he be more trouble for the girls as they try to navigate being freshmen in college and being vampires?
"The Vampire Diaries" season 5 will air Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the CW, beginning Oct. 3. What do you think of the latest casting news? Are you looking forward to meeting this new professor?