Nina Dobrev May RETURN To The Vampire Diaries For Final Season

Published on August 12, 2016

NINA DOBREV is in talks to return to THE VAMPIRE DIARIES for its eighth and final season.

Nina Dobrev

The actress exited the show last year (15), following the end of its sixth season, but the CW network boss Mark Pedowitz and creator/executive producer Julie Plec are eager to bring her character, Elena Gilbert, back for the final season, which will premiere this autumn (16).

“There are discussions going on with Nina, we’d love to have her back…,” Pedowitz said at the 2016 TCA Summer Press Tour on Thursday (11Aug16), “but, should it not work out, Julie has planned out a great series finale for fans.”

“I always like to have Nina,” he said. “Who doesn’t like to have Nina on the show? She was a great person to have. She was a great spokesperson for The CW and for The Vampire Diaries. She made a career decision that, for her, was probably the right decision but we’d love to have her back.”

Nina Dobrev

Last month (Jul16), Julie announced at Comic-Con in San Diego, California the vampire drama series would be no more.

“We all have discussed it and we’ve made the decision that this is it,” she said, according to E! Online. “This is going to be the final season of The Vampire Diaries. It’s bittersweet and emotional and we’re all going to be crying in a minute.

“It’s been a beautiful run… get ready, because it’s going to be an epic ride.”

The eighth and final season will be 16 episodes long, and will air on 21 October (16) in the U.S.