Vampire Diaries Casting: Joel Gretsch Cast in Role as Peter Maxwell

Vampire-Dairies-Casting-Joel-GretschThanks to EW, we have a new Vampire Diaries Season 8 casting to share. Joel Gretsch (The 4400, Witches of East End) has been cast as Peter Maxwell. Read on to find out more about Joel’s character.

Heading into The Vampire Diarieseighth and final season, fans don’t know what to expect when they return to Mystic Falls. Aside from the fact that there’s a scary new villain who has taken over Damon and Enzo’s minds, much of the season remains a mystery.

And today, we hand you one more piece of the puzzle: EW can exclusively reveal that Joel Gretsch has been cast in the role of Peter Maxwell. Peter is described as “a blue-collar guy who abandoned his family a long time ago. He is shocked when his grown son walks back into his life to reconnect — and to drag Peter into a world of supernatural dangers.”

The question is: Is his son someone we know? And could his name be Matt Donovan?

Gretsch will first appear in episode 4 and is set to recur.


Ruthie took her passion for The Vampire Diaries books and started Vampire Diaries Online in February 2009. After 10 years online, she continues to engage with fellow TVD fans here and on Twitter, sharing in the love of The Vampire Diaries. #TVDForever

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