the vampire diaries season 5 key art 'The Vampire Diaries' Season 5 promo and key art revealed   Watch the video

Things are about to get even darker on “The Vampire Diaries.” 

The CW just released another, longer promo for Season 5, and Silas’ presence doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon — and that doesn’t mean anything good for Stefan, who has been drowning at the bottom of a lake all summer. Let’s hope Damon notices something is off about his “brother,” and saves Stefan ASAP. The fact that Silas is flirting hardcore with a human Katherine should tip Damon off pretty quickly, right? Everyone knows Stefan would never get back together with Katherine.

The key art for Season 5, first posted on, also takes on a much darker, edgier look than we’ve seen before on “TVD.” The poster features two Nina Dobrev‘s, a.k.a. it looks like human Katherine is going to be a main fixture this season. Please let her learn how to do her hair … that rat’s nest on top of her head in the promo isn’t really her style.

There is also some good news for “Forwood” shippers: Tyler Lockwood is on the poster, standing next to Caroline. Now that Klaus is off in New Orleans, these two star-crossed lovers might finally have a chance to make things work … as long as Whitmore College upperclassman Jesse doesn’t complicate things too much.

Watch the promo below:

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

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum