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Joseph Morgan is nearing a deal to join The Vampire Diaries as legendary vampire, Klaus, TVLine.com reports.

According to the original casting description, Klaus is handsome, charming, intelligent and the only person who can out-Damon Damon (Ian Somerhalder). The character is often referred to on the sophomore vampire series, because he is one of the Originals. The role would be recurring.

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A network rep declined to confirm Morgan's casting.

The British actor is best known for his roles in 2003's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and 2004's Alexander.