‘Vampire Diaries’ Casts 3 New Villains for Season 7

Elizabeth Blackmore, Scarlett Byrne and Teressa Liane will join the cast of the CW fantasy series

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Elizabeth Blackmore, Scarlett Byrne and Teressa Liane have been cast as a recurring trio of villains for the seventh season of “The Vampire Diaries.”

The actresses join the CW fantasy series fresh off the series’ loss of star Nina Dobrev. They will all appear in the season premiere.

Blackmore will play Valerie, one of Lily’s (Annie Wersching) powerful heretics who struggles to adjust to life in Mystic Falls. Opposing Lily’s pacifist rules, Valerie teams up with two other heretics, Nora and Mary Louise, to wreak havoc and seek revenge.

Byrne plays Nora, another one of the heretics with a sly sense of humor and potent magic. Liane plays Mary Louise, Nora’s girlfriend with a strong point of view and equally strong magic.

The seventh season of “The Vampire Diaries” premieres on the CW Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.