The Vampire Diaries season 8 will be the closing season for one of the most successful vampire TV series in recent history. Many fans think that it should not be the end but for most of the cast members, it is the right time to close the story. While fans have already accepted the fact that it will be the final run, dedicated viewers of the show still wish for Nina Dobrev’s return to the series.
Nina Dobrev to Return on Vampire Diaries Season 8?
The Vampire Diaries started in a certain way and fans would love to see the series do a full circle and end the way it started. One of the things that can make this a reality is to put Nina Dobrev back on the show. Many fans would like to see the actress return to her protagonist role, Elena Gilbert.
However, if this cannot be entertained, everyone is still fine with her being Katherine Pierce or Tatia. Fans just want Dobrev back for The Vampire Diaries finale. There is a chance of a TVD spinoff but if Nina cannot come back in the mother series, the chances of a spinoff will be a lot lower.
According to iTech Post, executive producer and co-creator of the hit TV series Julie Plec revealed that both she and Dobrev are open for the actress to come back for the final season. One of the biggest problems though, is Dobrev’s schedule. The actress is currently busy promoting her film with Vin Diesel, XXX: Return of Xander Cage. It might be too tight or even impossible for her to fly to Atlanta to shoot The Vampire Diaries season 8. When the actress was asked if she was to return, all she said was she is in no liberty to talk about it.
How did Ian Somerhalder end up in the mix?
Ian Somerhalder is one of the faces of The Vampire Diaries and has stood with the series from the time it premiered. With rumors of Dobrev returning, his name has always been dragged into the talks. After dating and then breaking up with Dobrev, the actor married actress Nikki Reed.
Now, there are some rumors that Dobrev’s return is being stooped by Somerhalder. Not for any personal grudges but because his wife is reportedly not happy with it. However, all the speculations have been slammed repeatedly by sources close to the show and to the cast.
Moreover, Somerhalder has confirmed that while he is a producer of the show there are things he does not know. In an interview with Variety, the actor said he has absolutely no idea of the plans to bring Nina back on the show. He further explained that as a producer, there are many information he knows and a lot that he does not.
“I don’t know. I have zero idea. As a producer, I do have a lot of information and then there’s a lot of information I don’t have,” the actor revealed.
“I want the audience to be happy, but I also am very pro human. I don’t think these guys should have the ability to wreak havoc, kill everybody, ruin the lives of so many and then get out with a happy ending. I think the happy ending is that we got to go on this amazing ride with these two guys. They’ve lived long enough.”
Will Dobrev be returning? Fans will have to wait.