The Vampire Diaries Season 8 cast and Julie Plec tease the vault villain

Season 8 will introduce a new villain unlike any before it
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The premiere of The Vampire Diaries' FINAL season is fast-approaching and we're searching for any and all info we can get about the new baddie who's controlling Damon and Enzo. Check out what the cast revealed below

We've got great news for Steroline fans! The Vampire Diaries Season 8 will start off "hot and steamy" for the couple, according to Stefan actor Paul Wesley. Although, Stefan will probably be a bit distracted by trying to save his brother, who is under the control of the vault villain. Regarding all the mystery surrounding the vault villain/new Big Bad, The Vampire Diaries showrunner, Julie Plec, told Entertainment Weekly: "I know it seems like we're being obnoxiously enigmatic about it, but it's something that it's more fun to let unfold in the first episode as our heroes are figuring it out. It's fun to put all the pieces together." Kat Graham who plays Bonnie added that this new baddie might just be her favorite character, which Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and Matt Davis (Alaric) both seconded. Graham then revealed that the villain is a female, which further confirms our theory that Sybil is the vault monster.

Plec elaborated: "Enzo and Damon are doing some really bad things in the name of somebody who is controlling them, and so the goal is to rescue them from that situation without everybody else getting sucked into it as well. So there's a pretty high body count and a pretty gruesome method of execution for every victim." Davis then shared: "What I like about this villain in particular is that everyone has a dark secret and there's something about this villain that just knows what it is. No matter how much you try to hide it, it will pull it out of you. So it can see the evil that you try to hide within yourself and that's what I like about it." That's about the most we've heard about the new baddie. The cast and crew have also been very tight-lipped about Nina Dobrev's possible return. However it seems like we inadvertently got the proof we were waiting for that confirms Dobrev will reprise her role as Elena in TVD Season 8! Are you excited to meet the new villain?

Source: Entertainment Weekly - Media credit: The CW