The Vampire Diaries Season 5 casts Elena’s nemesis

Elena will face a biology professor with a dark secret in The Vampire Diaries Season 5

Rick Cosnett will debut in The Vampire Diaries Season 5
Rick Cosnett will debut in The Vampire Diaries Season 5

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 has added Australian actor Rick Cosnett to the cast, as what Entertainment Weekly describes as a new villain.

Cosnett will play “Dr Wes Maxfield, a brilliant biology professor at Whitmore College who ‘makes fast enemies’ with new college students Caroline and Elena. And the plot thickens when Caroline and Elena begin to think the prof is ‘hiding a dark and dangerous secret.'”

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 is set to air 10 October 2013 on The CW. The Vampire Diaries Season 4 is available on DVD from 26 August 2013, pre-order it now for £17.51 from Amazon.co.uk.