Credit: IMDB Photo: Rick Cosnett Cast on Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries

Look out, Elena and Caroline, there’s a hot new professor on campus for Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries.

According to TV Guide, Nina Dobrev (Elena) and Candice Accola (Caroline) will be joined at Whitmore College by Australian newcomer Rick Cosnett, who will be playing Dr. Wes Maxfield, and he’s going to have it out for the two freshmen.

Dr. Maxfield is a brilliant, sexy, and somewhat cocky college professor, and he’s going to have the girls’ suspicions up as soon as they meet him. Of course they’re going to think that he’s got a super dark and mysterious secret — don’t all teachers in Mystic Falls?

Just look at the previous teachers they’ve had on the show. First there was Alaric Saltzman (Matthew Davis) and then there was Professor Atticus Shane (David Alpay). While Alaric was in league with the young vamps — Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) specifically — he had secrets, though none as big and dark as Professor Shane.

So it definitely doesn’t sound like the girls will be hot for teacher, it looks like they’ll be hot on his trail.

What do you think about the sexy new professor on The Vampire Diaries? Hit the comments and sound off on this casting news!

Source: TV Guide