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Vampire Diaries Hires Following Actress as Head of Mysterious Organization

There’s a new order coming to The Vampire Diaries this season — but can its leader be trusted?

Mouzam Makkar (The Following, American Horror Story) will recur as Alex, a “beautiful, charming and cocky researcher at the head of a mysterious organization,” TVLine has learned exclusively. Described as a “viper in sheep’s clothing,” she’ll make her first appearance in Episode 714.

“She has ties to Enzo’s backstory,” executive producer Caroline Dries tells TVLine. “As he’s trying to find his place in the world, she comes in and says, ‘Let me help you out with that.’ Is she good? Is she bad? What’s her bigger agenda? We’ll pull back her layers as the season goes on.”

The Vampire Diaries returns with new episodes Friday, Jan. 29 at 8/7c on The CW.

TVD fans, are you curious about this new “organization,” and how Enzo — and potentially Matt — will become involved? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.