Nina Dobrev is spotted on the set of her show The Vampire Diaries in Georgia on Tuesday (July 12). Nina and crew were shooting the first scenes of Season 3.
Look for the Season 3 premiere of The Vampire Diaries on September 15.
According to The Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec, the first episode of Season 3 is actually going to jump ahead to Nina's character Elena's 18th birthday. She told TVGuide.com:
"Our first episode is Elena's 18th birthday. There will be a small time jump [from where last season ended] as we celebrate Elena's birthday. But as is the pattern in Mystic Falls, the event never reaches its climax. [Now that she's 18,] Elena and Jeremy technically don't need a parent living in their house. She will be taking care of herself."