Vampire Diaries heretics
Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Lily (Annie Wersching) will struggle to control the heretics in "The Vampire Diaries" Season 7. CW

The villains of “The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 are finally being revealed. The show has been casting several members of Lily’s (Annie Wersching) group of heretics, dangerous vampires with the powers of witches. Justice Leak revealed on Twitter that he is playing one of them.

Leak, who just wrapped the first season of the Playstation Network’s “Powers,” will play Malcolm, according to SpoilerTV. The actor showed his fans that he booked the gig by posting a picture of his Season 7 premiere script on Twitter.

Malcolm is definitely a character to be feared, according to Leak’s tweets. When fans asked him to keep the new villain away from their favorite characters, the actor couldn’t make any promises. Malcolm might have a lust for blood and violence after being held hostage for over 100 years.

The new character will have plenty of help wreaking havoc in Mystic Falls. Kai (Chris Wood) allowed Lily's group of heretics to escape the prison world in “The Vampire Diaries” Season 6 finale. As previously reported, that group will include a lesbian couple, Nora and Mary-Louise. They’ll be joined by Valerie, a vampire who will get attached to someone special and do whatever it takes to keep him around, TV Line reports.

The heretics will play a big role in “The Vampire Diaries” Season 7. Even though Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) will try to stop Lily, she believes Mystic Falls is the best place for her family right now.

“They have decided that Mystic Falls is going to be their new home while they learn to assimilate into the real world,” executive producer Julie Plec revealed to Zap2it. “They’ve all been trapped in this other world where there’s been nobody for over 100 years. So you can’t just walk out in the streets of New York City and fit in.”

However, assimilation will be tough when the heretics don’t have much interest in fitting in. “Unfortunately, they don’t like being told what to do,” Plec added. “They’re hungry and they’re vampires. They’re mischievous and bored and cooped up for quite some time so Mystic Falls is sort of the brunt of the joke of the heretics. It’s a lot of fun and a little twisted.”

“The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 premieres on the CW on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. EDT.