Vampire Diaries Hot Shots: Season 5 Cast Photos Set the Stage for Multiple Dobrevs, Tyler's Return

The Vampire Diaries is getting all glammed up for Season 5 (premiering Oct. 3), and we’ve got your first look at fresh portraits of the cast, including a seductive Nina Dobrev and the return of Michael Trevino.

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Keep scrolling past the gallery to check out the firey ensemble shot — two Dobrevs for the price of one! — and then head to the comments with your thoughts.

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55 Comments
  1. rod says:

    Get rid of Tyler already

    • M3rc Nate says:

      lol a 100 times this. Annoying, bland, place holder. The Original who god blondy all hot and steamy was a WAY more fun and interesting character. Obviously hes leaved to do “The Originals” but still, kill off Tyler, hire a new actor and create a new awesome character for him.

    • mac says:

      another one of the ‘klaroline’ crowd talking down to a character that was way better executed and written than they could ever wish they british baby could be ?

      C’mon I know you’re pissed that your ship didn’t sail but no need to get nasty towards a character and bash on the career portrayed by an actor that does his best to serve the fans.

      While Tyler lead his own revolution against a tyrant that still needed his older brother to keep him from acting up over his temper Klaus kept swooning over a girl like a 14 year old.

      • Just sayin says:

        Uh the Tyler commenter didn’t sound pissed but Mac you sure sound that way. Bitter and angry much? You read an awful lot into that comment that just wasn’t there.

      • Rook says:

        Plus everyone knows that Klaroline isn’t gonna happen with The Originals being a series. Tyler has been consistently weak though out the whole show, his story arcs lead to nothing and then they just have him leave town. He also pulls Caroline away from the main story arc.

    • Sara says:

      I’d rather they get rid of Bonnie :/

    • Ally Oop says:

      Agreed! Tyler, after the first two seasons, was always an annoying and unnecessary character who should’ve been killed off long ago. Considering his many good characters have been killed off from the show, Tyler should not have made the cut to stay.

  2. Alia says:

    Why is Elena dressed like porn?

    • M3rc Nate says:

      Lol she’s banged like every male character on the show, most of which are dead, drink blood and kill people (innocent people too) constantly…im pretty sure she is in a porn..and im pretty sure the show is softcore PG13 porn to 15 year old girls.

      • Cher says:

        Caroline has “banged” as many guys on the show as Elena. The guys themselves have slept with as many if not more girls. Then there is Katherine. Elena has slept with 3 guys total and was in a serious relationship with each. Every t.v. female lead gets unfair hate. This kind of misogynistic thinking makes me really lose faith in society. Also if you think this is porn, even soft porn, you must be quite the prude. I’m shocked you watch T.V. that isn’t on Family Channel or Nickelodeon.

        • M3rc Nate says:

          I didnt say she was the single skank of the town…but she was portrayed from day one as the sweet girl next door with morals and she fell in love with Stefan, and when she found out what Catherine did to the brothers (especially sleeping with them both within hours of each other) she was DISGUSTED and said she would never, ever, ever do that to him, then what has she done? Been with both brothers, and when she got all hot for Daemon (when they were out of town) she was still technically with Stephan if i remember right…he said she could go and get her head straight. Thats the difference, Caroline from day one was portrayed as the cheerleader kinda slutty girl who really wanted to find love but kept falling in with the bad boys.

          Lol uhhh…no not a prude at all, but if you think this PG14 version of True Blood isnt soft-core porn for 14 year old girls..then you must be real young. This is a PG14-R rated romance novel made into a tv show…vampires and the sexuality of these gorgeous 21 year old looking (but actually 200+ y/o) biting and living off the life force of these hot little teens, who are banging them and in lust/love/infatuated with them…and how many characters have been with other characters..if you were to get yarn and connect the faces of whos slept with who…just cause nude T&A isnt shown doesnt make it any less SOFT core porn style of TV for 14 year old girls. When they are 18 they move up to True Blood with real nudity.

    • Carrie says:

      I was going to comment on how classy she looks. Her butt is completely hanging out and she’s topless. How is that necessary? The show is on The CW, not HBO.

      • M3rc Nate says:

        Ya how shes dressed only slightly makes sense if she is portraying Catherine…but it would appear thats supposed to be Elena. Weird.

      • Alia says:

        Exactly. Regardless of how people feel about Elena (I can take her or leave her, personally), I honestly think Nina Dobrev deserves a little more respect than to be advertised mostly naked. She’s classy. This outfit is not.

  3. Rebecca Parker says:

    Cracks me up that Matt is in the center of it all. Really hope they find a good storyline for him this year! They came close last year with him being Elena’s feeding bag.

    • aadams says:

      They have been writing a lot of chemistry between Matt and Jeremy last season…perhaps they will seal the deal this year

      • Tinemi says:

        hahahahahaha you just made me laugh so hard! I don’t think they’ll aloud for it…

      • cas says:

        That is an awful idea, and wth were you watching? I love how people just make up all this chemistry these days between same sex couples on TV just because they want it to be there.

  4. A says:

    Tyler, Bonnie and Jeremy are dead weight and could have been written off last year without being missed…

    • Melinda says:

      Bonnie is not dead weight. They could do so much more with her. She just has had crappy storylines

      • A says:

        Yeah, they COULD do more with her. But they don’t. Bonnie only exists so they can clean up their messes with ‘and then Bonnie did a spell and everything was ok!’ Lazy, sloppy writing. The show is a shell of it’s former self. And now she’s Patrick Swayze in their recreation of Ghost… give me a break. They should have let those three actors go find other work. Especially Trevino who has been strung along over a year.

      • Androis says:

        You are right, she is just dead, I dont think she weighs that much anymore.

        Yes all these characters adding matt have zero reasons to be receiving so much promotions as if they matter much in the show., I guess Plec and her cohorts were having so much fun shedding blood and sending off characters, forgetting that she would need these characters

    • elaine5 says:

      Bonnie,Tyler and Jeremy need to leave. Elena needs to find someone besides the Salvatore brothers. That’s just wrong.

  5. Fernanda says:

    Sommerhalder is so pissed off because he lose his 50 Shades of Grey role

    • hello says:

      Sure, because of course Warner and CW would have loved that one of their biggest stars participated in what is basically porn

      • M3rc Nate says:

        Its not gonna be anymore porn than the HBO shows that are winning all the awards and getting all the critics glowing reviews. Granted it will be horribly written cause the books are (i hear)…but it wont show any more sex/nudity than a True Blood or Dexter has.

        • cas says:

          I wouldn’t classify Dexter as porn. First it is on Showtime btw, and second I can’t even recall nudity in it. True Blood, well yes. Last, I doubt he is upset about the role, as I would be shocked if the movie even does that well but maybe it will.

  6. Nina Dobrev = 100% hotness :-)

  7. Babybop says:

    Could this cast BE any more attractive?

  8. guest says:

    what the crap is happening in that ensemble picture? so much ridiculousness.

    • Melinda says:

      obviously you don’t get how symbolic it its.

      • mac says:

        it’s not symbolic at all. Caroline’s just standing there dressed like she’s a 90 year old sitting on the porch and telling their grand kids about how everything used to be soooo much better, Tyler is just standing there with an expression saying ‘what am I doing here ? They’ll send me away for over 10 episodes again anyway’, Matt just seems to be tired of it all, Bonnie is looking for a side job as an exotic dancer, Jeremy auditions for Teen Wolf, Elena is tired of clothes, Katherine has no clue what to actually do, Damon is way too happy with his new shirt and Silas is so bored with all this he lights up a lake…

        very symbolic…yeah.

        At least last years cast pic had some symbolism. It showed the island, the characters looked in certain directions (Tyler looked angrily at Klaus, Klaus looked lustily towards Caroline, Elijah kept looking at Elena etc.) but this year the artists seem to have said to themselves ‘yeah screw the symbolism, just have them stand there in the most gothic clothes the guys at the clothing departement have’

        • Ashlee says:

          Well the lake/Silas thing is somewhat symbolic, since you can see his reflection and we know he trapped Stefan in the lake to drown over and over all summer.

          Bonnie is behind a veil in the picture, which is also symbolic since um, she sacrificed herself to bring Jeremy back.

          Besides that, last year, it’s not like they went to the island in episode 1, so the island wasn’t symbolic immediately. Maybe this picture will make more sense to you after you watch the season.

  9. Clayton says:

    I’m really excited for this to come back and I’m hoping they take this opportunity to give a fresh start to the series with Klaus, Elijah and Rebecca leaving. I also feel like I’m the only person who isn’t over Tyler. I would like him to be more interesting, sure. But I do enjoy his scenes with Caroline. Bring on Season 5. Cant wait to see human Katherine.

  10. Tami says:

    I thought we finally got rid of Tyler! He’s always been my least favorite character! The only reason I’m even watching this show anymore is for Caroline and Stefan! They’re the only characters I even care about now that the Originals are gone!

  11. alison says:

    Paul needs a haircut, this look is not doing anything for him

  12. Elena says:

    My god, could Ian BE anymore gorgeous?! Love the cast photo! Season 5 has a lot in store for us! :)

  13. Brandy says:

    I missed Tyler so much. Might start watching the show again.

  14. Maki says:

    My guess for this season is that it´s to be revealed that Matt is a Salvatore(part of Silas bloodline and so a Witch). Melinda Clark´s mom character was pretty slutty and it would be a solid twist!

    • bend22 says:

      You really think Matt is going to have a storyline this year.
      Well… Why not. Even the most impossible things seems to be possible in this universe.
      But, still, that’s a LONG SHOT.

  15. Robb says:

    Nina Dobrev is so stunning.

  16. Annabelle says:

    I’m go glad we have pictures without the whiny, boring, Originals. Really looking forward to seeing Tyler, Caroline, Bonnie and Stefan’s stories in season 5!

  17. cas says:

    Is anyone else annoyed Elena is getting another new “love interest”? I mean I know everyone was sick of the triangle, and I am a Delena fan, but I mean if they aren’t together, why not just have her stay alone or something? Why add another person to this whole mess? Seems kind of dumb.

  18. simon says:

    Dumb? lol, what about been a delena fan? think thats dumer

  19. I think that bonnie shouldn’t died nor jeremy and it shouldn’t be catherine who took the cure!

  20. Lois Fuller says:

    I’de like to start with of course my favorits: Klause, Rebecca,Elijah, Damon and Stefan. Really hate to see them leave the show beacuse they have made it so great and instresting but, they are going to be on The Orginals so thats great. I enjoy all of the cast, and all do a great job. However the highschool plot triangle has gotten old the whole Elene, Stefan and Damon go around. Now that it’s a new season maybe just maybe they will move on and leave that alone. I can’t stand the back and fourth thing. And stop making Elene the star of everything…move on take it beyond her. Let the others have the role for awhile. I like Matt, Tyler, Bonnie, Jeremy, Caroline and the others that don’t have the bigger roles. So maybe the show will improve this season. Just to get the light off Elene some is an improvement. I like her charter but to much of her dram is all that I’ve seen in the last four seasons. Lets get some new thrills with the rest of the gang! The show is great but, she’s not the show or atleast she doesn’t need to be. The show is one of my favorits and has been since the 1st showing. Great show-great cast- just think it could be better. All do a great job!!!

  21. Lauren says:

    yall are crazy! they are all gorgeous! she doesnt look like porn wtf. all photoshoots are “sexy”. for like every show! the show is pg-13 so what do you expect? calm down! i love the picture!

  22. aheno says:

    i wish klaus and caroline get together in this new season. i think they both make a great pair ..!!!!

  23. elaine5 says:

    Get rid of Bonnie,Tyler, Jeremy.Elena needs to find a someone else besides the Salvatore brothers.Thats wrong to come between brothers.

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