The Vampire Diaries' fourth season premieres on the CW on October 11 with "Growing Pains," which will see what happens next as Elena transitions, Klaus hangs around in Tyler's body, and the gang heads towards graduation. The CW has released new promotional photos of the cast.
Vampire Diaries Season 4 Cast Promotional Photos
It's not going to be an easy year for anyone. Senior year is tough enough as it is, but when you also factor in the fact that they're also dealing with supernatural problems on top of everything, it makes it all the harder, and that's going to be true in The Vampire Diaries season 4. Something's coming up for everyone as they look to the future. The new promotional photos (below) show just how attractive this cast is.
Before Elena drowned, she had chosen Stefan, and while that meant that Damon would leave town, that's all going to change now that she's transitioning. It's not going to be an easy time for her, and she's going to need both Salvatores, along with her other friends, to get through it. Her photo shows a clock behind her; she'll be facing the clock and needing to feed as she transitions in the premiere. Then you have the brothers, and there's going to be some conflict there, of course, as they each have different ideas about how Elena should approach being a vampire. As the season 4 promo shows, Damon is very direct: "You feed, or you die." Will Elena reconsider her choice before the season's over?
It's already been teased that Bonnie's going to be doing some more magic when the season begins, and Jeremy's going to be there with her for it. Jeremy's going to have to deal with the fact that his sister is going to be a vampire now, and the crossbow behind him speaks to his own vampire hunter side. However, with a new vampire hunter coming to town, he's going to likely be in protective mode. Bonnie's going to continue to be doing her magic, and she's going to be facing some consequences for that this season. When season 3 ended, she was the one to put Klaus in Tyler's body and save everyone, but what will happen next there? Will she be able to find a spell to save Elena? She's certainly going to try. Will Bonnie and Jeremy get back together this season? That's also something to consider.
The promotional photo for Matt shows Zach Roerig sitting in a chair. Considering all the danger, is Matt better off just sitting back this season and staying out of trouble to stay alive? It's because Elena forced Stefan to save him first that Matt's still alive. Ian Somerhalder has already teased that "Matt's gonna have a tough year." Will he survive it?
The Damon-Elena-Stefan love triangle isn't the only one continuing from last season, and season 4 is going to see Klaus still in Tyler's body in the beginning. The promo already teases some fun for Caroline and Tyler (or Klaus in his body), but what's going to happen once Klaus is back in his body? Casting news is already out about two new hybrids for Klaus, and even with a new threat coming, he's still someone they have to be careful of. He's always up to something, and he's likely not going to be happy when he finds out Elena's a vampire, unless he comes up with a new plan for her. Meanwhile, Caroline and Tyler haven't had much time to be happy together before something happens, and the Council does know what they are. Will season 4 see them get to enjoy being together once Klaus is back in his body?
Someone who's going to have to make a decision about their future in Mystic Falls is Meredith, and it's not because graduation's coming up. Will she stay, or will she decide to leave Mystic Falls behind now that Alaric's dead? She was the one who gave Elena the vampire blood that ultimately led to her transition, though she had no way of knowing she'd die with it in her system, and Elena needed it. Will she still have a place in the group despite everything that has happened?
Finally, there are the Originals. The fourth episode of the season is slated to flash back and reveal more about Rebekah, who is not going to be anyone's favorite person in the present. After all, she caused the crash that led to Elena dying and becoming a vampire. It's not going to be easy for her. Elijah's still around as well, which is, of course, a good thing. His reaction is another one to look out for concerning Elena becoming a vampire.
What do you think of the new The Vampire Diaries season 4 cast photos?
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