'The Vampire Diaries' casts Raffi Barsoumian: Who is Markos?

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"The Vampire Diaries" casting news just keeps on coming.

After the recently-renewed CW series added two new faces to Season 5, Raffi Barsoumian joins the cast as well, Deadline reports.

The stage performer will play Markos, a major recurring role. So who is Markos, and will he be a friend or foe to our favorite Mystic Falls vamps, werwolves, hybrids, witches and humans?

Details about the new character are scarce, but we do know that Markos is "an imposing and charismatic presence with supernatural origins." Any chance he'll be one of the mysterious Travelers that have been causing all kinds of mayhem for Elena and co.?

"The Vampire Diaries" returns with new episodes on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

Photo/Video credit: Oregon Shakespeare Festival