'The Originals' Enlists 'Veronica Mars' Favorite for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

Jason Dohring will first appear in the season three premiere.
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Jason Dohring is staying in The CW family.

The Veronica Mars alum has landed a recurring role on the network's Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Dohring — who most famously appeared as Logan Echolls on UPN/The CW's Veronica Mars, and reprised the role in Rob Thomas' 2014 film — will make his Originals debut in the third season premiere. He'll play Detective Will Kinney, who is described as smart and confident with a very clear sense of right and wrong, who is out to bring the forces of evil to justice. And while Kinney doesn't know exactly what's going on in New Orleans, he has a strong suspicion that something strange is happening beneath the surface of the city.

Dohring's Kinney is one of the new faces to expect in The Originals' third season. Showrunner Michael Narducci recently told THR that season three will find the show exploring the Original siblings' sire lines, and several of those key people the Mikaelson siblings turned will pop up in present day.

For his part, Dohring also spent time on The CW's The Messengers, The Tomorrow People, Ringer and Supernatural. He's repped by Innovative Artists and Joel Stevens Entertainment.

Are you excited to see Dohring on The Originals? Sound off in the comments section, below. The Originals returns Thursday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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