Changes are coming next season to The Vampire Diaries. Premiering at 8PM on Thursday, September 9.
Expect Mayor Lockwood's younger brother to shake things up in Mystic Falls. The role of Mason Lockwood hasn't been cast yet, but we do know this newbie character will be laid-back, athletic, and good looking, plus share his nephew Tyler's quick temper.
As for John Gilbert (you know, the guy who Katherine surprised and chopped off his fingers in the season finale), it's "up in the air right now" if he'll be back.
"They haven't picked up [my] option yet," spills Dave Anders, who plays Elena's adoptive uncle/biological dad. "I feel like the character has a lot of legs and you can go in many different directions with him. But ultimately it's [executive producer] Kevin Williamson's choice."
Teasing about his possible return for season two, Dave throws in, "People don't always die from knife wounds."