The Vampire Diaries season 6 will quickly address the whereabouts of Damon Salvatore and Bonnie, who went somewhere else in the season 5 finale.
The premiere on October 6 will answer the question at least partially.
“Where did they go? That mystery is addressed in the first episode in an unexpected way, though the aftermath of their disappearance is felt throughout,” revealed The Hollywood Reporter, citing a premiere screening and executive producer Caroline Dries.
New details were also revealed about the love interests of Tyler and Stefan.
Liv (Penelope Mitchell), introduced in season 5 in the Travelers storyline, will be Tyler’s new love interest. “They’re going to be a part of each other’s story lines,” Dries said.
And Stefan’s new woman, shown in some video clips of the upcoming season, is Ivy (Emily Chang).
“Ivy’s a potential love interest and she opens the door into this world of Stefan’s that we’ve never seen before,” Dries said. “We start to understand his process as a vampire … of starting over and living a different identity, because we’ve only seen him as Stefan Salvatore, high school student-turned-Elena’s boyfriend.”
Stefan will also get a new job.
And Dries sought to reassure fans that the love story of Damon and Elena will be felt throughout despite Damon’s not being there, at least for the first part of the season.
We definitely keep the love stories alive. We might not play it out in a traditional way but they will feel very satisfying,” Dries said. “You’ll have your moments of frustration where the fans hate us and then we’ll have moments where they’re freaking out and being thankful, so there’s that push and pull that we do. It’s done in a way that feels fresh for a show that’s in season six and have had the same characters in this love triangle for a long time.”