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The hills are alive with the sound of bloodsuckers! The Vampire Diaries Season 5 starts filming today, and no one is more excited than the cast and crew.

Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) arrived on set yesterday for some preliminary work, Today, he was excited to welcome his castmates back as well. “1st day of shooting season 5 of The Vampire Diaries- break a leg today everyone! It's HOT, no doubt welcome home to Mystic Falls people!” he tweeted. Gotta love that Atlanta weather!

“The day has arrived: it's TVDS5 day. First day of shooting -- mad love to all my Atlanta folk.  See you guys in a few days,” executive producer Julie Plec wrote on Twitter. Of course, she and her team of writers have been hard at work on the first TVD script for weeks.

Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) also tweeted about filming, and Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) shared a behind-the-scenes pic of Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes). “Back to School - first day of shooting The Vampire Diaries Season 5 w/ miss @CandiceAccola ! :),” wrote Nina along with the photo.

Back to school, indeed! Elena and Caroline are actually going to attend some classes when they head to college in Season 5. How do we know? Where else would they meet their creepy new professor? (Unless he frequents keggers like Professor Shane.)

Happy filming!

Source: Twitter

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