Exclusive: Former SVU Star Michaela McManus Joins Vampire Diaries

Onetime Law & Order: SVU ADA Michaela McManus has booked a recurring role on The Vampire Diaries, sources confirm to me exclusively.

The actress will play Jules, a friend of Mason Lockwood’s who comes to Mystic Falls looking for the MIA werebeast (little does she know he got his heart ripped out by Damon two weeks ago).

The gig brings McManus back into the CW fold, where she spent two seasons as One Tree Hill’s Lindsey.

Her first Diaries episode is slated to air in December.

This story originally appeared on Movieline.com.