The Vampire Diaries Casting Scoop: Meet Enzo's Love Interest and Whitmore College's New Gay Student

Exclusive! Heather Hemmens and Chris Brochu have joined the CW hit in recurring roles, E! News has learned

By Tierney Bricker Feb 19, 2014 12:09 AMTags
Chris Brochu, Heather Hemmens Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Make way for a blast from the past!

Hellcats star Heather Hemmens and Chris Brochu have both been cast in roles on The Vampire Diaries, E! News has exclusively learned, and fans of the CW hit series will definitely be intrigued by both of the new characters' connections to our favorite vampires.

Hemmens, who recently appeared on Grey's Anatomy, will take on the role of Maggie, Enzo's (Michael Malarkey) love interest, while Brochu will play the fun and charming Luke, a student at Whitmore college who bonds with Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola). But relax, Delena, Stelena, Klaroline and Forwood fans because there's no chance for romance between Luke and one of the ladies as he's gay. Aso, he has a secret agenda.

Brochu, who has appeared on CSI: NY, NCIS: Los Angeles and Melissa & Joey, will make his TVD debut in episode 16 and is set to appear in multiple episodes. And while fans are sure to initially like Luke as much as Elena, Caroline and Bonnie (Kat Graham) do, we'll eventually learn he's come into the girls' lives for mysterious and dangerous reasons that has to do with the growing tension between the witches and the travelers.

Hemmens' Maggie will first appear in episode 19, but fans of the series already know quite a bit about her.

In episode nine, "The Cell," Enzo told Damon (Ian Somerhalder) the story of a girl he fell in love with in 1953: Maggie, a former lab assistant to Dr. Whitmore, who performed experiments on him and other vamps.

"She wasn't part of the torture and experiments. For the longest while, she didn't realize Dr. Whitmore was doing more than just observing my behavior," Enzo revealed in the episode. "I didn't have the heart to tell her. I was just so glad of the company. When she finally realized what was going on here, she couldn't bear it. So she said she was sorry and she left." (Ouch.)

The CW recently announced that The Vampire Diaries was renewed for a sixth season, along with Supernatural and Arrow. Freshman dramas Reign and The Originals were also picked up for next season.

The Vampire Diaries returns Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. on the CW.