He wasn’t on our dream casting list, but he’ll definitely do! Kendrick Sampson (Greek) has been cast as Jesse in The Vampire Diaries Season 5, TV Guide reports.
Described as smart, very attractive, and sweet, Jesse could be interested in Caroline (Candice Accola) when he makes his debut in the October 10 premiere. Sorry, Tyler (Michael Trevino)!
However, there’s one problem — um, besides Klaroline fans, of course. Jesse hates vampires. Why? Well, not everyone is as tolerant as Mystic Falls residents. Also, Jesse is an upperclassman at Whitmore College, so maybe he’ll show Caroline and Elena (Nina Dobrev) the ropes before throwing garlic at them and trying to ward them off with crosses. (Or tries to stake them. We have no idea how knowledgeable Jesse is.)
Another new face was also cast: Olga Fonda (Nikita) will play the “emotional and beautiful” Nadia. The Russian beauty also appears in Season 5, Episode 1. If Jesse has his eye on Caroline, Nadia is equally interested in Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah (Claire Holt). She meets the world travelers in Prague and tags along back to Mystic Falls.
There are also a few more as-yet-uncast new characters. Megan has a crush on Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), while a new doctor has intel on Damon (Ian Somerhalder). Plus, Whitmore College has employed another problematic professor.
Any guesses on which if these newbies will live the longest?
Source: TV Guide