‘The Vampire Diaries’ season 4: Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev promo photos

Season 4 of “The Vampire Diaries” is getting closer than ever to its October 11 return date, and we now have the next bit of content to sink our fangs into: some official promo photos that were taken specifically for the upcoming batch of episodes.

We really have to give executive producer Julie Plec and the CW some major credit here: every important character on the show is really accounted for, from Nina Dobrev’s Elena (now sporting a far more vampish look) to Torrey DeVitto’s Dr. Fell, who was a recurring player following her debut as a potential love interest for Alaric this past season. The only photo that looks as though it was taken separately from the cast is that of Klaus, and that may be because Joseph Morgan is not going to be in the early episodes, and the actor may have been off working on some separate projects at the time the photo shoot was done. (It’s a similar sort of reason as to why Dianna Agron’s Quinn Fabray was absent from the “Glee” season 4 publicity shots.)

Out of the images here, we do really like the look for both Dobrev and Candice Accola as a blood-red Caroline. Meanwhile, it’s possible that we may be able to read something extra into the shot of Steven R. McQueen’s Jeremy standing in front of a crossbow. Does this mean that he is going to pick up where the good Alaric left off last season? Only time will tell.

What is your favorite image from this publicity shoot? We want to hear some more of your thoughts with a comment below!┬áIf you want some more news about what DeVitto’s plot as Dr. Fell is going to revolve around this season, be sure to check out the story over at this link.

If you want to see larger versions of any of the images, all you have to do is clock on them below.

Photo: The CW

Love TV? Be sure to like Matt & Jess on Facebook for more updates!