Check Out "The Vampire Diaries" New Cast Photos

Posted Wednesday September 12, 2012 6:20 PM GMT

In just a few weeks the new season of "The Vampire Diaries" is set to premiere, and the CW offered a sneak peek at their fierce characters.

The network recently revealed 12 new photos of the sexy blood-sucking cast, which include Nina Dobrev, as Elena, along with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, as the Salvatore Brothers.

Executive producer Julie Plec opened up to Entertainment Weekly about what you can expect, saying, "The writers and I are really focusing on that time in your life as your adolescence is coming to an end, that milestone of graduation, and you are making decisions: Do I leave home for good? Do I stay? Can I part with this town that's been so important to me? Do I part with these people who have been so important to me? Am I going out into the world and starting a life and growing up? Or am I gonna hide here where I'm comfortable even if it's not the best place for me?"

Plec added, "There's a lot of great questions that come along with graduation that our characters — both human and supernatural — are gonna be asking themselves about who they are, who they're supposed to be, and what they're supposed to do with their life moving forward."

"The Vampire Diaries" is set to premiere on October 11 at 8/7c on the CW.

Photo Credit: The CW