The residents of Mystic Falls — both fanged & un-fanged — are ready to pick up where they left off.
It’s really happening: July 10 marks the first official production day for The Vampire Diaries, and naturally, the cast and crew is all atwitter! Executive producer Julie Plec, who isn’t currently down in Georgia with the rest of the TVD family, got the ball rolling with the first tweet in the wee hours of the morning.
“The day has arrived: it’s TVDS5 day,” Julie tweeted. “First day of shooting — mad love to all my Atlanta folk. See you guys in a few days.”
Prolific tweeter Ian Somerhalder chimed in with his own thoughts on filming, as well as a little weather update.
“1st day of shooting season 5 of The Vampire Diaries- break a leg today everyone!” he tweeted. “It’s HOT, no doubt welcome home to Mystic Falls people!”
Meanwhile, Steven R. McQueen proved himself to be an epic multi-tasker. Though he spent most of his day rallying his fans to get him a Teen Choice Award, he also managed to squeeze in plenty of screen time.
“Got to go film now!” he tweeted in the afternoon. “Keep voting! Be back on in a little!”
Season 5 Spoilers: New Faces In Mystic Falls
With a new season comes new characters, and The Vampire Diaries is about to welcome SEVERAL newbies to the fold.
HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine reports that the first new player on the scene is going to be a mysterious male doctor who, for some reason, seems to know a lot about Damon.
And per TV Guide, a second season five newbie will be an attractive college professor who has some dealings with Elena and Caroline.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the fresh meat in season five? What are you hoping to see happen, and what are you most afraid of? Drop a comment with your theories and predictions!
— Andy Swift