The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries Cast Gets Dramatic in Sexy New Season 5 Promo Photos

The Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere is just around the corner, but luckily the CW has released a slew of sexy new promo photos to whet your appetite.

In the pics, which were ;revealed exclusively on The Vampire Diaries' official Facebook page, the Mystic Falls gang is back ;— and they're hotter than ever! From Matt and Jeremy posing shirtless, to Tyler's ominous glare, and Caroline being the flawless queen that she is, these photos are sure to keep you entertained before Season 5 premieres on Thursday, October 3. ;

We love seeing Michael Trevino rejoin the cast, but what will happen to Tyler's relationship with Caroline now that she's in college? And now that we know Matt will play a bigger part in TVD's fifth season, we're even more concerned for his future. Plus, how fierce does Elena look? Perhaps she's finally grown into the badass vampire we've always wanted her to be. ;

Catch the Season 5 premiere of ;The Vampire Diaries ;on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, followed by the series premiere of ;The Originals.

Crystal Bell ;is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on ;Twitter ;and ;Google+!