Vampire Diaries Season 6 spoilers: new villain revealed

Meet the new threat to Mystic Falls as The Vampire Diaries Season 6 unveils new villain

The core cast of The CW's The Vampire DIaries
The core cast of The CW’s The Vampire DIaries

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 is throwing a new villain into the mix, and he’ll be a familiar face to genre fans.

TVLine reports that Colin Ferguson, the star of long-running Syfy show Eureka, will be playing “Tripp…the head of a community militia who will ‘do anything to protect his town.'”

As you might expect from a character looking to establish themselves as Mystic Falls’ protector, he’ll be butting heads with one character in particular.

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Colin Ferguson in Syfy’s Eureka

As co-creator Julie Plec Tweeted, “He’s in town to give Sheriff Forbes a run for her money.”Plec

Ferguson joins the previously announced Gabrielle Walsh (star of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) who’s been cast as Sarah, who has been described as “shady.” Which, to be honest, could mean anything on The Vampire Diaries.

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 begins 2 October on The CW in the US, and should air in October on ITV2 in the UK. You can buy The Vampire Diaries Season 1-4 on Blu-ray for £36.25 at Amazon.co.uk.