By James Hibberd
Updated July 12, 2012 at 07:00 PM EDT
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A mysterious and powerful new vampire hunter is coming to Mystic Falls.

Actor Todd Williams (In Plain Sight, The Chicago Code) has been cast in a recurring role in the show’s upcoming fourth season of popular CW drama. His Van Helsing newcomer will first appear in the show’s second episode this fall. Expect Connor to be an imposing and lethal killing machine.

The Vampire Diaries is coming back Oct. 11 as part of The CW’s strategy to push back its premieres a bit later this year.