Vampire Diaries Producer Teases "Fresh Start" on Season 5, New Villains to Come

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Prepare for a whole new Vampire Diaries when this CW favorite returns in the fall.

On the red carpet of Comic-Con this weekend, producer Caroline Dries said Season 5 would feature a "fresh start" for many Mystic Falls residents, from Elena starting college to Katherine learning to live as a human to Jeremy learning to simply live... again.

There will be a three-month time jump when The Vampire Diaries Season 5 returns, along with a new group of villains with a relation to Silas.

Who are they? What are they known as? Click Play to find out and let the countdown to the October 10th premiere begin!

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Vampire Diaries Quotes

All I know is that right now I wanna rip your clothes off right here in the middle of this hall and throw you in one of these classrooms and kiss every square inch of your body, while a bunch of people who drive minivans listen wishing they were us.

Damon

My mom is dead, Elena. It hurts so bad I can't breathe. I can't...I can't do worse, okay? I shouldn't have to.

Caroline