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).
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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.”