The Vampire Diaries is introducing a host of new characters in Season 6, perhaps an indication that the “reset” executive producer Julie Plec previously mentioned is more than just a temporary digression. The latest addition to the cast? Emily C. Chang in the role of Ivy. What do we know about the recurring character? Read on to find out!

The Hollywood Reporter describes Ivy as “sweet and sincere ... the quintessential girl next door with an unexpected wild side." Ivy will first appear in the Season 6 premiere. So far, that’s all we know, but it certainly is enough to pique our interest. We assume that Ivy will be a resident of Mystic Falls, but we don’t know for sure. Might she literally be living next door to one of the characters we already know and love? Could she even be a love interest for, say, Matt Donovan or Jeremy Gilbert?

There’s also a chance she might be related to the new villain just cast, also set to first appear in the Season 6 premiere. Colin Ferguson will be playing Tripp, a “strong and disciplined head of a community militia and surrogate father to his young trainees who will do anything to protect his town.” Do Tripp and Ivy know one another? Are they both part of the militia mentioned in Tripp’s character description?


Whatever’s up with these two characters — collectively and/or respectively — we’re really excited to see TVD bringing in some new blood (pun!) for Season 6. As much as we love the old cast of characters, it’s important to bring in new elements to mix things up. We hope these two characters stick around for awhile.

What role do you think Ivy will play in Season 6? Share your theories in the comments below!

Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

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