Never before has The Vampire Diaries felt reset in the way it does in the transition between Season 5 and Season 6. With the “substantial time jump” between seasons, two of our main characters apparently (if not actually) dead, and a magic-free Mystic Falls, Season 6 is a whole new beginning. How will this affect resident human Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig)? Read on to find out!

“We get to start them in Season 6 in a very fresh place that will hopefully feel new and cool,” TVD executive producer Caroline Dries said of both Matt and Tyler (Michael Trevino), who will both be human in Season 6. “Tyler was in such a devastated place for most of season 5 so we wanted to shake that up a little bit. Likewise, Matt has been victimized so much in the show as a result of being human in a vampire-run world, so we’re excited to give him his version of a ‘human’ world, especially now that he’s grown up so much, developed opinions and beliefs and has really come into his own.”

We’re not surprised to hear that Matt will be doing better than most in Season 6. Even in the Season 5 finale, when thing seemed particularly dire, he saw the pros in a Mystic Falls without magic — and we can’t blame him. Though Matt has been a loyal friend and Mystic Falls resident, he has never wanted to live in a supernatural world. Not to mention that it was the supernatural that brought about his sister’s death. We’re eager to see what Matt Donovan’s life looks like now that he doesn’t have to deal with the supernatural shenanigans of his social circle.

What do you think a magic-free Mystic Falls will look like? How do you expect to find Matt Donovan in Season 6? Share your theories in the comments below!

Source: Alloy Entertainment

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