Sara Canning to appear in Supernatural

SupernaturalFormer Vampire Diaries actress Sara Canning is to appear in an episode of Supernatural.

TVLine reports Canning will appear in an episode of Supernatural next year. The actress will play Lydia, a character described as ‘wry, independent, and as fun-loving as Dean’ and will have a ‘memorable evening that takes an unexpected turn’ according to producer Sera Gamble. Lydia has been tapped as a love interest for Jensen Ackles’ character.

The actress is best known for her role in fellow CW drama The Vampire Diaries in which she played Jenna Sommers. Canning’s character was aunt to Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Jeremy (Steven R McQueen) but was killed off in the penultimate episode of season two in a ritual to break a curse on the vampire/werewolf hybrid Klaus (Joseph Morgan).

The actress will appear in the 13th of Supernatural which is due to air in January.