The Vampire Diaries returns in October for its fourth season, and now the first promotional images have been released featuring Elena, Stefan and Damon!

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The Insider has revealed these stunning looks at the trio, from a photoshoot which we’ll probably see more from at a later date.

When The Vampire Diaries returns on October 11, Elena will presumably in the middle of her transformation, as Stefan, Damon and the others struggle to come to grips with the fact that she is now a vampire.

Will she transition smoothly and without giving into her lust for human blood and killing someone? Or will Damon get his way, and Elena will embrace the side of her which is more similar to Katherine than she’d like to admit?