Shaun Sipos will be joining The Vampire Diaries for the show’s fifth season as a potential love interest for Elena (Nina Dobrev).

Sipos, who starred in two short lived CW series, Life Unexpected and Melrose Place, has been cast for the recurring role of Aaron, a new guy Elena meets in college. The two good-looking characters reportedly bond over their past family tragedies.

In July, Candice Accola, who plays Caroline on the show, teased fans at Comic Con about all the attractive men the girls (Caroline, Elena and Bonnie (Kat Graham)) would be meeting in college.

“There will be men in college. Some of them might even be attractive,” Accola announced at the panel.

Paul Wesley (who stars as Stefan in the series) congratulated Sipos via twitter, to which Sipos responded, “Looking forward to it man.”

No word on how long Vampire Diaries fans can expect Aaron to be around, but there are rumors that Sipos could be in more than just a few episodes. As to whether he’ll pose a threat to the newly established Elena/Damon (Ian Somerhalder) relationship, one can only guess.

At Comic Con earlier this summer, showrunner Julie Plec promised that Damon and Elena would get to be happy for a little while.

“One of the things we decided to do this year was to keep them happy,” Plec said.

That’s not to say the couple won’t face problems ahead, but Plec seems sure that Elena and Damon will be together for the foreseeable future.

“The biggest hurdles in their relationship come from external sources, people, ideas, notions that are trying to say they’re not supposed to be together. It’s really going to be more about them fighting to prove that they should be together and it’s okay,” Plec said in July.

The Vampire Diaries season five premieres Thursday Oct. 10 on The CW.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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