Credit: Chris Wood on IMDB

The population of Mystic Falls is about to increase by one — not that it hasn’t already gained five new faces. When Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries premieres this fall, Carrie Diaries star Chris Wood will be arriving and adding a unique flavor with his character, Kai. Read on for more details!


TV Guide broke the news last week that Chris will be joining the CW series as Kai, a “charmingly unstable newcomer with the unsettling ability to seem normal as the situation demands. He can be both playful and obsessive with a mix of adolescent angst.” Hmm, sounds like he’s a bit of a shady character — something we’re definitely used to on TVD.

So far there’s no telling how Kai will fit in with the rest of the Mystic Falls gang or who he might align with. Given the huge reset that’s supposed to happen this season, it’s completely up in the air as to what the gang will be up to. Given his character’s description, we suspect that he’ll get close to the crew but will show his true colors later on.

Chris — who has also appeared on Girls and Major Crimes — played one of Carrie Bradshaw’s love interest on Season 2 of The Carrie Diaries. He played Adam Weaver, a New York City playwright who swept Carrie off her feet with his charming good looks and wordsmith talent.

Are you excited to see Chris on The Vampire Diaries? Hit the comments and sound off!

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 premieres on October 2 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!