Ian Somerhalder is clearly just as excited about season 6 as we are because the star just cant stop dropping spoilers through his various social media accounts!
The 35-year-old Vampire Diaries hunk posted an Instagram snap featuring a cheeky little edge of Damon's script for season 6, but it's the image on the screen in the background that really gives the game away...
The image below was captioned with the following text praising [The Vampire Diaries](series:200853) post-production team for their hard work:
Wow, it's started! This is a screen shot, I'll probably get in trouble for it;) from the 1st episode. Hmmm, who am I talking to??? Here I am, doing some post production work on Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries with our INCREDIBLE post-production team. The post production team on this show is second to none- they, like our crew are the unsung heroes of the stories on screen that get seen by you! If anything please thank these amazing people and show them some love! Thank you! Love, Ian
Although on first glance this spoiler doesn't seem like much. It is potentially revealing a lot about Damon's return...
The badboy vampire seems to be sitting in a car and is seriously bloodied in the behind the scenes pic, which once more confirms Damon will appear as a solid being and not just a hazy vision in season 6.
The script accompanying the image is also labelled 'VD 601 V1' which I am assuming is code for the first episode of the show.
Could this image tease the fact that we will be getting some Damon action sooner than we think? From the dramatic events playing out in the teaser trailer it seems ulikely, but TVD crew are masters at keeping us guessing.
Oh well, it's not long to wait now!
Season six of The Vampire Diaries premieres Oct. 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW
Who do you think Damon is speaking to in the image above?