Degrassi star Nina Dobrev will play the heroine, Elena, a human teen who gets caught in the middle of the sibling rivalry between vampire brothers Stefan and Damon. Stefan Salvatore will be played by Paul Wesley, and the devilish Damon will be played by none other than Lost's Ian Somerhalder. Elena's human ex-boyfriend will be played by Zach Roerig, from Friday Night Lights. A new character, Jeremy, Elena's outcast younger brother will be played by Steven R. McQueen (grandson of late actor Steve McQueen) from Everwood.
Supporting cast members include Candice Accola, Katerina Graham, Michael Trevino and Sarah Carey. Candice Accola, who was seen as a backup singer in Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour, will be the queen bee Caroline. Elena's BFF, the psychic Bonnie, will be played by Katerina Graham, who you may reckognize from guest roles on Hannah Montana, and from the upcoming Zac Efron film, 17 Again. The school bully Tyler will be played by Michael Trevino, and in a surprise twist, the characters of Meredith and Aunt Judith have been eliminated to be replaced by a new character, Jenna, portrayed by Sarah Carey.