Look out, New Orleans, there’s yet another witch headed down South. While the witches’ storyline has taken a backseat to the power struggles going on in the vampire faction, The Originals is about to get a massive influx of crazy witch drama.

According to TVLine, Elyse Levesque has been cast as a redheaded witch named Genevieve — and she’s going to wreak havoc on our favorite vampires. Here’s what the new witch is going to be up to in NOLA: “The seductive and deceptive Genevieve returns to New Orleans with a mysterious agenda and some unfinished business with Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis).” Uh oh, trouble for the on-again, off-again lovebirds?

Elyse is an alumna of SGU Stargate Universe and appeared in two episodes of the WB/CW hit Smallville, which means the 28-year-old actress has mastered her sci-fi acting chops and will be a natural on the supernatural drama when she makes her grand appearance in Episode 13 (which would air on February 11, if our calculations are correct).

Hopefully the witches’ storyline picks up in the second half of the Vampire Diaries spin-off’s freshman season. With Sophie’s (Daniella Pineda) announcement that “everything is going to change” in the Episode 10 promo, we think that’s a given.

What do you think about the casting for the redheaded witch? Hit the comments and let us know!

The Originals returns for an all-new episode on Tuesday, January 14, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Source: TVLine

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