On February 11, 2013, The CW renewed "The Vampire Diaries" for a fifth season.
Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions have begun production on the fifth season of the hit CW 邪恶力量 drama series "The Vampire Diaries", which has been 给 a full 22 episode order. The show's casting directors in Los Angeles are auditioning actors and 女演员 for new recurring and guest starring roles. Smaller day-player roles and extras will be cast throughout the season 由 the local casting directors in Atlanta, GA where shooting takes place beginning on July 11, 2013. The series is based on the book series of the same name written 由 L. J. Smith.