Davis will play Jeff, a journalist blogger who teams with a young production assistant (played by Melrose Place‘s Jessica Lucas) working on a popular TV show called Cult. After his brother goes missing, the two start investigating the show’s rabid fans, who may be re-creating the crimes from the program. Robert Knepper (Prison Break) and Alona Tal (Supernatural) also star as actors from the series’ show-within-a-show.
The project comes from Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and writer Rockne O’Bannon (V, Farscape).
Before you totally freak out about Alaric’s livelihood, Deadline notes that “Davis will be available to make guest appearances in future seasons of Vampire Diaries.”