The Vampire Diaries is officially coming to an end with its Season 8. Now it has been confirmed that show's lead actress and Ian Somerhalder's ex-girlfriend, Nina Dobrev, is indeed making her comeback. The xXx: Return of Xander Cage actress, however, is not returning as Elena Gilbert, but will be seen portraying a new role.
Dobrev left TVD after Season 6, but as many of the viewers will recall that in the last episode of Season 7, it was shown how Somerhalder's character, Damon, was lured into the vault after hearing to Elena's voice. This made many fans speculate that the actress is coming back, but not in the character she always played.
During her conversation with E! News, Kat Graham, who portrayed the role of Bonnie Bennett, teased about the new female villain that is going to feature in Season 8.
"The villain, as of right now, is this amazing female badass. It's going to be good," she teased.
Did Graham just confirm Dobrev's return?
Meanwhile, show's co-creator Julie Plec also talked about show's favorite character. During their presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Plec confirmed that Dobrev has made a promise to her that she will be back when the series will come to an end.
"Not to put too much pressure on anything Nina Dobrev, but a promise was made. An emotional promise that I'd like to see come to life."