After several months of speculation, Nina Dobrev finally confirmed her return in The Vampire Diaries Season 8. The 28-year-old star announced the good news on her Instagram page with a very intriguing photo bearing her name.
The xXx: Return of Xander Cage star shared a snap of her script for episode number 816, which is the show's final episode titled "I Was Feeling Epic." She cleared that her photo was not a throwback snap even though that was posted on Thursday and used that hashtags back on set and TVD forever that confirmed her character as Elena's return.
A photo posted by Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) on Jan 26, 2017 at 9:19am PST
The Vampire Diaries Season 8 executive producer Julie Plec, on the other hand, said that she is now excited to end the supernatural-fantasy horror the way they want to with the appearance of Nina Dobrev. "I'm so excited to have Nina back to ensure our farewell episode is truly epic!" another EP Kevin Williamson told TVLine.
The Bulgarian-Canadian is often seen in the television series lately through flashbacks, but she hasn't filmed any new episodes since her exit in 2015. However, she has now recorded a new audio for the show's season finale where Sybil (Nathalie Kelley) imitated her character as Elena to attract Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to go inside the Armory vault.
Julie Plec revealed that she talked to Nina Dobrev and told her that they can either do patch her scenes or she can personally appear and see everyone. Fortunately, "she chose to do it in person" adding that it was nice to have a personal visit from her on the set of The Vampire Diaries Season 8.
Meanwhile, the CW president Mark Pedowitz the show's executive producer Plec also insisted that the appearance of The Roommate actress in the television series is a must, according to Hollywood Reporter. The Vampire Diaries Season 8 finale episode will air on March 10 on The CW.