Fans of The Vampire Diaries in the United Kingdom can breathe a sigh of relief — because we know know when they can expect Season 5 to hit their TV screens and take them on an epic ride. Not only are they getting the newest season of TVD, but they can also expect a double dose of vampiric drama since the Syfy network recently acquired The Originals.

So when might UK fans expect new episodes? Tuesday, October 22, will be the premiere date for The Originals while The Vampire Diaries will premiere a week later on Tuesday, October 29, at 9 p.m. While that’s just 2 weeks away, for a die-hard international fans, that can seem like forever.

As we already know, Season 5 is going to be a big change for the series, as Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) head to Whitmore College. Elena has finally chosen Damon (Ian Somerhalder) as the Salvatore brother she loves the most and Bonnie (Kat Graham) is dead and can only talk to Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). And don’t forget that Stefan (Paul Wesley) is trapped in an underwater prison while his evil doppelganger, Silas, is wreaking havoc around Mystic Falls.

Season 5 is only heading into its third episode here in the U.S., but we already know this is going to be one amazing season. Get ready for some serious drama, UK fans!

Are you excited that The Vampire Diaries finally has a UK premiere date? Hit the comments and let us know!

Source: The Vampire Diaries UK Fan Page

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