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Nina Dobrev to return to 'The Vampire Diaries' final season?

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 18:25 IST

Washington D.C., Aug. 12 (ANI): If things go well, Nina Dobrev might return as Elena Gilbert for 'The Vampire Diaries' final season.

The CW president Mark Pedowitz spoke to reporters at the Television Critics Association's press tour in Los Angeles on August 11, where he revealed, "There are discussions going on with Nina," reports the Us Magazine.

"We'd love to have Nina back. She was great for the CW - she was integral to The Vampire Diaries. These are discussions that go on," the network executive continued..

"Hopefully she'll be back, but should it not work out, [showrunner] Julie [Plec] has planned a great series finale that will satisfy fans," Pedowitz added.

It was announced during the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel last month that the series will call it quits at the end of the upcoming eighth season.

At that event, the team showed a video of highlights that included scenes with Elena, leading to speculation about her possible return.

The character was written out of the supernatural drama series at the end of season six after she fell into a decades-long sleep. (ANI)