What do you get when you cross a scientist, some parents, and a housekeeper? An episode of The Vampire Diaries, apparently. According to Project Casting, The CW just released three extra casting calls for a Season 5 episode of the supernatural series. What clues do the descriptions give us into the upcoming season?
The casting notice calls for two scientists — one male and one female — in their mid-30s to early 40s. We have to admit: we’re a bit stumped by this role call. Why would TVD need scientists? Will some of the characters be visiting a laboratory? Or, perhaps, it has something to do with Whitmore College. Season 5 will introduce a new character in Dr. Wes Maxfield, Caroline and Elena’s brilliant young microbiology professor who might have something to hide. What kind of research does Dr. Wes exactly specialize in?
Also set to cast: white parents, preferably with light to dark brown hair in their mid-30s to early 40s. As both this pair and the scientists have to be available for an upcoming photoshoot, we wonder if they will fall in the same storyline/scene. We’re thinking a laboratory that experiments on young children — of the supernatural variety (i.e. werewolf), perhaps — is a possible (and intriguing) scenario. And what might the photoshoot be for? Does TVD need a picture of these extras to use within the filming of the episode?
Finally, the casting call is looking for a black female, age range 30-50s, to play a housekeeper. Could this be for a flashback scene? We hope so! Flashback episodes are some of our favorites. Though there doesn’t seem to be any connection to this extra role and the scientists/parents, but they are probably all in the same episode. Do with that information what you will!
What hints can you glean from the casting call? Share your theories in the comments below!
Catch the Season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.