vampire diaries season 5 cast 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 5 cast photos: Tyler's back, Bonnie's still dead

Attention all Forwood shippers: Tyler is back! 

Well, to be more specific, Michael Trevino is back with the cast of “The Vampire Diaries,” as evidenced by the new cast photos The CW just released.

We may not yet know how or why Tyler returns to Mystic Falls (or Whitmore College, to reunite with Caroline?), but it may have a little something to do with Klaus heading off to New Orleans with the rest of his Original siblings (Maybe you’ve heard of his out of town adventures? They’ll be well-documented in the new series, “The Originals.” You should check it out.) 

In other news, Bonnie is still dead, but she sure knows how to make death look good. And as for Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev, both will be pulling double-duty as Stefan/Silas and Elena/Katherine, respectively, for the time being … Season 5 is the season of the doppelgangers.

Check out “The Vampire Diaries” Season 5 cast and first look photos gallery here

“The Vampire Diaries” Season 5 premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum