'The Vampire Diaries' Season 4 Spoilers: Casting, Episodes and a Blooper Video
'The Vampire Diaries' Season 4 Spoilers: Casting, Episodes and a Blooper Video
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
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As we slowly make our way toward the Vampire Diaries season 4 premiere on Thursday, October 11, news about the upcoming season slowly begins to come our way. Who will play new characters? What can we expect from the first episodes of the season? Just how funny are Vampire Diaries bloopers? Keep reading for all of the Vampire Diaries spoilers and news you could want!

WARNING: There are Vampire Diaries season 4 spoilers in this article. Obviously.

A New Girl and a Mysterious Professor

The death rate in Mystic Falls requires the constant infusion of new blood (pun intended) in The Vampire Diaries. Recently, two new characters have been announced.

One such character is Hayley, a wild and sexy teenager to be played by The Secret Circle's Phoebe Tonkin. According to TVGuide.com, Hayley will share a past with Tyler (Michael Trevino) -- and may just pose a threat to Tyler and Caroline's relationship. As if the whole Klaus-in-Tyler's-body thing weren't bad enough!

Phoebe Tonkin will begin her run as Hayley in episode 3 of The Vampire Diaries season 4.

A second new character, Professor Shane, will have a different role to play when he comes on The Vampire Diaries. Played by David Alpay (The Borgias), Shane will be a believer in the occult with a long-term connection to Bonnie's family, TVGuide.com reports. David Alpay will first appear in episode 4.

What can we expect in the upcoming episodes?

First of all, The Vampire Diaries season 4 starts out with a fitting episode. Executive producer Julie Plec tweeted a photo of the episode 1 script, titled "Memorial." Will it be a memorial for Elena?

Of course, there are many more episodes in the season. In fact, Zap2It reports that there are 23 episodes -- one more than originally planned.

If you need more details about these Vampire Diaries episodes, here are some tidbits from episode 4 of the new season:

  • Episode 4 will be a flashback episode, heading back all the way to AD 1114. But we will still be in Mystic Falls... (Source: EOnline)
  • A vampire hunter by the name of Alexander will feature prominently in the episode. Without knowing that she is, in fact, a vampire, Alexander will have a bit of a romantic interest in Rebekah. (Source: Zap2It)
  • While Rebekah may escape Alexander's anti-vampire sentiments, at least two characters in the episode will not. Look for those two vampires to be burnt at the stake in the Mystic Falls town square. (Source: The TV Addict)

Just a Little Fun

With all of this serious Vampire Diaries news, sometimes it's fun to stop and have a laugh. Thankfully, a video featuring The Vampire Diaries season 3 bloopers is available. Check it out below!

The Vampire Diaries season 4 will premiere on Thursday, October 11 at 8pm on The CW.

(Images and video courtesy of The CW)