There are many reasons why we’re excited for The Vampire Diaries to return for Season 6, but we have to admit that finding out how Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) is dealing with the loss of his hybrid status is one of the most important. What does executive producer Julie Plec have to say about how our former werewolf will be up to this fall? Read on to find out!


“Tyler is back to being a guy with a werewolf curse,” Julie teased to TV Guide. “He’s been down this road, and it’s really difficult [and] he’s got testosterone and machismo, so how does he keep himself together? He’ll find help in some fun sources.”

We all remember Tyler before he triggered the werewolf gene — and we never really thought we’d see him as a human again. It’s interesting that, instead of just getting rid of his werewolf traits, he kept the gene when he emerged from the Other Side in the Season 5 finale. Perhaps this means that he will kill again soon and re-trigger the curse or maybe he’ll be super cautious to not make the same mistakes he made the first time ‘round.

Either way, we’re thrilled to find out what “fun sources” will help Tyler deal with his transition back into a human. If you thought his bromance with buddy Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig) was strong already, just imagine how much they’ll bro out now that they’re both human. And if Matt isn’t who Julie was teasing, maybe that means Tyler will get another love interest. After all, he and Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) are basically dunzo.

Do you hope Tyler triggers his werewolf gene again or do you want him to stay human? Hit the comments and let us know!

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!