Vampire Diaries Casting: True Blood’s Janina Gavankar Joins the Cast!

August 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Ruthie in Casting | Vampire Diaries Casting | Vampire Diaries Season 5 | Vampire Diaries Spoilers

Janina-Gavankar-vampire-diaries-castingThanks to TVLine, we have some new casting scoop for you guys! True Blood alum, Janina Gavankar will be joining The Vampire Diaries this coming season!

Janina Gavankar is trading one blood-sucking drama for another.

The ex-True Blood shape-shifter has booked a potentially recurring gig on Season 5 of The Vampire Diaries, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Gavankar will play Tessa, a beautiful, exotic and self-assured woman who comes to Mystic Falls to rekindle an old flame.

She first appears in the CW series’ third episode, which is also a flashback hour, as executive producer Caroline Dries recently revealed to TVLine. Could Tessa have some serious history with a resident vamp?

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