If you thought Silas was a lot o’ villain to handle, The Vampire Diaries Season 5 has more in store for you. In a 2013 San Diego Comic-Con interview with TV Fanatic, executive producer Caroline Dries revealed there are more big bads en route to Mystic Falls.

Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) doppelganger used to run with a pretty tough crowd. “It’s a new facet of witches called travelers,” Dries explains. “Silas used to be a witch before he took the immortality, and he kinda has his people where he’s from in the year zero. So we’re gonna kind of get to know that subculture of people, of witches.”

Fascinating! Hopefully these blasts from Silas’s past will reveal more about the ancient evil one. “Now that he’s immortal, he’s not actually a witch,” Dries reminds us. Meaning Paul Wesley doesn’t get to perform any fun spells with feathers or candles. “He’s just Silas the immortal guy who’s psychic,” says the EP.

Now, the important question is whether the travelers will be seen in flashbacks. If descendents of these not-your-ordinary witches are around in present-day Mystic Falls, perhaps a few could be persuaded to help out with the problem that is Silas. With Bonnie (Kat Graham) on the Other Side, the gang is going to be need a replacement spellcaster or two.

Source: TV Fanatic