The Vampire Diaries Spoilers: Season 3 Dubbed "Season of the Originals"

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Brace yourselves, come September, for the Season of the Originals.

That's how The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec refers to Season 3 of the CW hit, seemingly implying that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) should see the light of another season, with likely promotions for both actors.

Both Gillies and Morgan were initially locked in as recurring characters on TVD, but Plec told reporters Wednesday that a decision will be made whether to bring them both back as series regulars will be “made when we break story for Season 3.”

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Will Elijah and Klaus - and perhaps their siblings - play a big role in Season 3?

As for the rest of the cast?

“All I’ve ever said is that there will be some severe and tragic consequences, and that the loss of life will be extreme over the last couple of episodes,” she said.

She won't put a number on the casualties, but says: “We set this ritual in motion early on, and it needs several sacrificial elements, so if that happens - and when it happens, and if it goes off without a hitch - there will be a lot of loss of life.”

Michael Trevino, who returns on tonight's episode, offered a glimpse into Tyler’s fate.

“It’s like Tyler went through army boot camp,” he said of his slightly more subdued werewolf character. “I wanted to switch it up, but only subtly.”

“I don’t know where they’re going to go with Tyler in Season 3, but there have to be some [more] changes," the actor adds. "Hopefully we can get into explaining what he was doing when he was gone, and who was he involved with.”

So does that mean Tyler will survive the season as well?

We'd have to assume he does, although even if not, Plec notes that “We do have ways of letting our audience see their fan favorites again, over time.”

Indeed. In light of these teases, who do you think will die on The Vampire Diaries this season - and will they stay dead? Discuss below!

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