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Eureka‘s Colin Ferguson to join The Vampire Diaries

by on Jul.14, 2014, under Television

Eureka‘s Colin Ferguson, who more recently appeared in the last season of Haven and is now on many TVs as the current Maytag Man in commercials, surprised everyone on Twitter when he tweeted that he’s apparently got a new role on The Vampire Diaries.

“Hmmm…. Seem to have ‘tripped’ my way into a new role… Mystic Falls, hunh? This is gonna be fun :)” was his first tweet, followed later by, “Classic! Everyone who knows the show is telling me I’m going to die. I think I packed too much…”

No details yet as to how long exactly…

Update:: This appears to be a major role, a character called Tripp (and thus his tweet…), and according to executive producer Julie Plec, “He’s in town to give Sheriff Forbes a run for her money.” The role starts with the Season 6 premiere. Tripp is described as “the head of a community militia and surrogate father to his young trainees who will do anything to protect his town,” and was formerly called Mitch in the casting calls.

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