The Game alum Charles Michael Davis has landed the role of Klaus’ diabolical former protégé Marcel, our sister site Deadline reports.
Davis will co-star opposite Joseph Morgan (as Original hybrid Klaus), Daniel Gillies (as Klaus’ vamp brother Elijah), Phoebe Tonkin (as werewolf Hayley) and Daniella Pineda (as witch Sophie) in Vampire Diaries‘ April 25 episode, which will serve as a planted pilot.
In the hour, penned by executive producer Julie Plec, Klaus returns to the French Quarter of New Orleans, a supernatural melting pot that he helped build centuries ago, and is reunited with the wild, wicked and bold Marcel, who now calls the shots in the area. Intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, Elijah must side with Marcel’s enemies to keep Klaus in line.
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