Based on the first photos from the The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 1, it appears clear that Julie Plec and company are intent on giving supporting characters their time in the spotlight this fall.
There's no Elena to be found in the photo gallery below. No Stefan. No Damon. No Bonnie.
Instead, we see a lot of Alaric, as he meets Caroline in a diner, confronts Luke at school and meets a new love interest in Jodi Lyn O’Keefe's Jo.
We also get a look at a very angry Tyler, along Matt after a workout, perhaps trying to challenge his best friend for tanktop body supremacy.
Click around now and prepare for The Vampire Diaries Season 6 opener ("I'll Remember") to air on Thursday, October 2 at 8/7c: