The CW fall schedule has officially been released, and fans should note that The Vampire Diaries will continue to air on Thursday at 8pm, now followed by newcomer show The Secret Circle. The press release included a lengthy show description, which might give us some hints about what season 3 will bring…

After the description of what has happened until now, the summary goes on to introduce season 3, and to list the main cast members:

Season three opens the door to learn more about Klaus and The Original Family as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed. As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond even as they work together to bring Stefan back from the edge. The ghosts from Jeremy’s past have a powerful message they’re trying to deliver to him, not to mention the impact they’re having on his relationship with Bonnie. And as Caroline and Tyler grow closer, a war erupts between their families. The series stars Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert, Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore, Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore, Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert, Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett, Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes, Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan, Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood, Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman and Joseph Morgan as Klaus.

Klaus is going to be a regular?? While at the time of writing this has not been officially announced, including him in the credits seems like a confirmation. It certainly has been widely circulated on the Internet. What’s more, I’m happy to see that Michael Trevino (Tyler) seems to be back on the main cast list; I worried, after he left for a while last year!

And take a look at the description: “[Klaus'] motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed.” I wonder if Stefan and Damon are descendants of Klaus and Elijah, if one member of their family stayed human and survived (like Katherine’s daughter). Jeremy’s ghosts have a powerful message to deliver? A war erupts between Caroline and Tyler’s families? I mean… what haven’t they told us at this point?