The Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries Season 5 Returns! New Cast Promo Pics Released

It’s been a long, hard, Vampire Diaries-free summer, and we’ve been going through some serious withdrawal. Thankfully, our favorite supernatural drama will be back with an all-new season starting on Thursday, October 3!

The first episode — named after Kevin Williamson’s 1997 slasher flick I Know What You Did Last Summer — centers on Elena and Caroline as they settle down on campus at Whitmore College. Judging by some newly-released promo photos, the girls seem super excited to moving on to the next chapter of their life (even if it doesn’t include a relationship between Caroline and Klaus).

Meanwhile, ;Mystic Falls’ resident ghost whisperer, Jeremy, will be spending a significant amount of time with Bonnie now that she’s a ghost herself.

Don’t forget to tune in for the premiere on Thursday, October 3 — but until then, you can whet your appetite with these new cast promo pics from Season 5!