When The Vampire Diaries returns on March 25, viewers will quickly meet a pair of new characters.
First up: Harper. He's the vampire we got a glimpse of as the previous episode concluded, awakening and walking out of the tomb. Says producer Julie Plec:
"We'll... follow him on his journey as he sets up shop in Mystic Falls and who he sets up shop with."
As for David Anders as Jonathan Gilbert? He'll guide Jeremy along a journey, one producer Kevin Williamson describes as "dark." He also says about the character:
"He surfaces when it comes time to sell [Jeremy and Elena's] dad's doctor's office, but he's [really] there because he wants something and he'll fight to the finish to get it."