Taylor Kinney might be out of The Vampire Diaries, but Mason Lockwood won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

E! Online spoke with the producers of the hit CW show and found out that Stephen Amell has been brought on board to play a character that has strong ties to the late Mr. Lockwood.

“Stephen plays Brady—an old friend of Mason Lockwood who blows into town with a vengeance. [He’s a] loyal friend or your worst enemy depending on who you are. Did we mention he was hot?” Of course, being hot is a given. I think ‘hotness’ is a requirement to be a part of the CW.

In addition to Amell’s Brady, Michaela McManus will be appearing on the December 9th episode, By the Light of the Moon, as Jules, one of Mason’s friends from Florida who decides to stop by and look for her MIA pal.

How will these two strangers from Mason’s past react to what Damon did? For that matter, is there an unseen side to Tyler that might emerge now that his uncle is dead? I think Mystic Falls is about to become an interesting place.