fans can take heart in knowing that everyone is trying to get Nina Dobrev back in Mystic Falls for the CW drama’s upcoming eighth (and final!) season.
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“There are discussions going on with Nina,” CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed to reporters Thursday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “We’d love to have Nina back. She was great for The CW. She was integral for
Of course, there’s also a back-up plan in place should Dobrev’s return prove impossible: “Hopefully she’ll be back, but should it not work out, Julie [Plec] has planned a great series finale [that will satisfy fans],” Pedowitz added.
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As for the series coming to a close, Pedowitz echoed previous sentiments about it being a mutual decision between himself, Plec and Warner Brothers Television’s Peter Roth.
“We collectively came to the same place,” he explained. “Julie really got there before either Peter or I did, which was this was the right time to end the series, go out in the right way.”
‘ final season, with or without Elena? Watch our latest interview with the cast below, then drop a comment with your thoughts.
Makes sense for them to bring her back for the series finale’ but for me, doesn’t matter either way.
Elena should absolutely wake up so Delena can reunite. Nina must come back. No other ending will be acceptable. None
That would be ideal. For at least the finale, but a few would be nice.
I was a fan since the first episode. Loved all the characters. Loved the “epic Lovestory” of Elena and Stefan. Loved Badboy Damon. Loved Bonnie. Caroline the annoying friend, Matty Blue eyes and so on.
What ruined the show and had fans like me and obviously so many (ratings) was when they turned the show into the Damon/Delena show.
I watched/watch the show here and there since season 4. It just got boring with Damon and Elena constantly yelling she loves him and her and him have s ex all the time, Stefan cheering them on was just embarrassing. Then forcing him with Caroline. I’ve read comments people say they’re like brother and sister. Completely agree, zero absolutely zero chemistry.
What made this show great was a lovestory (elena and Stefan) and when Damon flirted with Elena and bedded a bunch of women.
To have Damon and Elena get back together would just confirm this show was ruined by them.
Actually it was ruined when Dries and Plec and their uncomfortable crush on Ian ended this show.
Totally understand why NIna left the show. She literally was turned into a mattress with no brain or thinking abilities.
Delena was the reason me, friends and judging from the ratings stopped watching.
Two things ruined this show. Delena, when they ended Stelena oh yeah Caroline and Stefan and their zero chemistry whatever it is.
Delena should break up. There is absolutely no other ending that is acceptable. NONE.
Lol, I remember when I used to watch TVD’s the “bully Delenas” would lose their s hit until they got there way. Well, you guys got your way. Unfortunately fans stopped watching and now the show is getting cancelled. Never should have had Delena stay together because I’m sure if they would have put Stelena back together or had Elena “play the field” this show would still have its fanbase.
It makes for a more fitting ending if the whole cast is back together. The show was fantastic the first couple of seasons maybe it can end on a high note with the whole cast back together and great storylines for everybody this season.
Hope it works out but Deadline saying they’ve heard talks have been difficult doesnt sound good.
There should be no reason for Nina not to return for at least the finale episode and have her be in the whole finale episode and be apart of what is going on in the finale storyline, her coming back for one final episode won’t hurt her or kill her career, she can look at it this way play the part one final time the show will be over and she will never have to be bothered or pressured into coming back again it will all be finished. If I am to speculate and based on Nina herself she to me appears to be somewhat of a royal pain in the ass, after all most actors on a long running show usually hang with their show for at least 7 seasons but Nina seems to have felt only given 6 and she dangled her contract around when it came time to sign a new one, with out regards for the show she starred in and a show that put her on the map she just disregard and up and left anyway, that to me shows that she could be troublesome even in future shows, she’s not really that good of a movie actress and eventually will have to return to the small screen if she’s a pain in the ass now she could find herself getting very limited roles because no one will trust her, the one mistake that the Network made from the very beginning was not not have all the actors sign a 7 year contract. Then there is this promise that she made to Julie Plec that she would return when the show ends, if that’s true and if Nina breaks it then her word meant nothing a promise broken, who then would ever trust her in the future, she could end up being black listed.
While I agree it makes sense for Nina to come back and reprise the role for at least one final episode, I do not agree that there is “no reason” for her to not return. Nina is in demand right now, currently filming her third movie since November. She’s probably also in discussions to join other projects and films. As a young, upcoming and talented actress she’s probably in negotiations for a few things. A lot of it depends on what role(s) she’s up for and gets next. If she lands a contract with a production company that is in direct competition with Warner Bros (who owns CW), they would probably NOT release her to work on another project at the same time, even if just for a week. I don’t think her honouring a contract, whatever those terms are, is being “a pain in the ass” and in fact, her sticking to her commitments is what Hollywood wants; not people who make difficult demands such as saying she would HAVE to be able to give a week to the show. Believe it or not, the CW is NOT such a big deal. And believe it or not, while the show put her on the map in certain fandoms, in Hollywood overall, she’s just another young actress; one of many. And if she wants to be successful in movies she has to play by THOSE rules. She won’t be “blacklisted” because she signed a six year contract, she fulfilled all her obligations and she never ever talked against the show or the cast or any of her producers. She’s done nothing wrong. From reading your post, I’m a bit confused. On the one hand you call her “not a really great movie actress”, without even seeing any of the films she’s made this year and yet you seem anxious to have her back on the show. Why do you care?
What are you saying??? Nina is brilliant .tvd was nothing without her!!!
Nina needs to come back so that her character can reunite with Stefan,as according to Kevin Williamson in his recent interview ..the beautiful love story of the show and what got him through his depression.
I wish this would happen! They were my favorite and the show hasn’t been the same since the first few seasons with them together.
I mean, LBR, the right time to have ended it was in the middle of season three…
Didn’t she just leave?? Why the hell would she want to come back?
Now, maybe for the last episode, but the whole last season?
Like Michael Rosenbaum came back for the final Smallville episode.
Has to be Damon and Elana endgame no other ending would suffice
Has to be a delena breakup. That’s the only ending that makes sense and the only one that would suffice.
if it’s a delena endgame they’re planning i hope she doesn’t come back. stefan and damon should let her live out her human life while they live forever as brothers.
I hope she’s able to come back and give the characters closure. Elena was such an integral part of so many stories it would be a shame if she wasn’t there for the end. Given she came in and recorded the lines for the finale this past year, it seems likely she’ll be willing to return if she can work it out scheduling-wise. Here’s hoping!
I’d rather they bring back Katherine
Yes,we all will be happy to have her back.Without delena reunion,everything will be imperfect.They are the heart of the show…
WHAT? DE is NOT the heart of the show. It may seem like that to you a de shipper but not to the real fans of tvd. I want tvd to have a closure that actually fits with what KW & JP envisioned and DE is not a part of that.
Nina has to come back……. i know some of you said nina gone it s okay but i hasnt been the same TVD Nina is a key figure from the beginning….. it would be awesome if she could
come back for season 8……. she has to say yes……… <3
Hope Nina can come back for the finale but as long as I get my Klaroline endgame in the flashforward I’ll be happy!
TVD final season should most definitely be made complete with Damon & Elena finding each other again with Mystic Falls finally finding peace In the hometown which is what everyone in the show initially wanted….
No DE would not make it complete. Elena and MF being in peace and happy without the Salvatores is what everyone in the show initially said and keeps saying they want. Only the DElusionals think otherwise.
I hope that Nina does come back for the end. However I hope its for more than the final episode, otherwise Elena’s reappearance will, to my mind, be a bit botched & rushed; what with the scriptwriters having to finish the storylines & tie up the loose ends in the 50/55 mins of the last episode.
I also hope that all the remaining regular characters get to walk off into the sunset at the end (metaphoriically speaking); & that Julie & the scriptwriters don’t plump for a bloodbath finale, as happens in some shows. If I’ve grown to like a character or group of characters in a show, then when it finishes I like to think that somewhere thery’re all ‘living happy ever after’.
On a different note I’m annoyed that Julie & the CW have decided to end the VD’s now. As I recall a while ago, Julie said something to the effect that they would wait to see what the ratings were like for the 1st half of Series 8, before deciding whether to cancel or commission a Series 9. But then suddenly almost before the Season 8 filming started Julie’s said that it would be the last series – I’d love to know what it was that changed their minds !
I know that Katrina Graham was leaving anyway; but I thought that Ian Sommerhalder retracted his announcement that he would leave at the end of series 8; because Julie told him that there MIGHT be a series 9.
My own favorite theory is that Julie, the scriptwriters, & the CW decided to finish the VD’s; because they got fed up with the hysterical, over-the-top reaction of many female fans to Elena breaking up with Stefan, & taking up with Damon; & their equally over- the-top reaction to other relationships forming or fininshing. For a long time now said female fans have been ranting & raving about how they’ve stopped/will stop watching the VD’s, & how they hope it will be cancelled, if such & such a relationship starts/finishes ! They seem to have forgotten that the VD’s was primarily a supernatural/horror series, with the love/sex stuff a secondary concern.
Well congratulations girls – You’ve got your wish – No more VD’s !!!
Autumn 2017 I’ll be feeling like a junkie doing cold turkey – No new series of thE VD’s to keep me going through to Spring 2018 ! I just hope that rumors that some of the regular cast will be invited to cross over to ‘The Originals@ are true & if so, they accept.
Vampire Diaries is my legit favourite series ever. Finished 3 series in 4 days watch it 24/7 !! I didn’t enjoy season 7 as Elena wasn’t in there and i hate it when something happens to main characters but Elena and Damon are my favourite together! For nina to be in season 8 would just complete the series and make it that much better, i know she has other movies she’s currently in and is really busy but the show can’t go on without elena for final series!!!
If she’d come back I would rather her come back as Katherine! And I think Nina would too, seeing how Katherine doesn’t like Damon, so there wouldn’t be any tension between Nikki, Ian and Nina 😂
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