Former Vampire Diaries star lands the lead in Supernatural spinoff

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Feb 21, 2014, 10:16 AM EST (Updated)

The CW has a lot of faith in the Supernatural fanbase. Not only did they renew the series for an impressive 10th season, they've also picked up a pilot for a spinoff. The new show is called Supernatural: Tribes, and it's already filled two of its leading roles.

Tribes takes place in the Midwest and follows "various mafia-esque monster families that unknowingly-to-humans ‘run’ the underbelly of Chicago, and who are being tracked by a newly-minted Hunter who’s trying to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural.”

Keeping it in the family, The CW has tapped former Vampire Diaries star Nathaniel Buzolic to play one of the primary roles. The Australian actor will appear as a shapeshifter called David Hayden. The character is part of one of Chicago's ruling families but gave up his monster lifestyle years ago. These days he tries to live quietly as a human.

British actor Lucien Laviscount, who's best known for his work on Skins, will play police academy trainee Ennis Roth. After his fiancee becomes a casualty of the the city's supernatural war, he turns into a revenge-seeking monster hunter.

The Tribes pilot will air April 29 as part of Supernatural's current season.

Will you be tuning in to the show?

(via EW)