The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Rumors: Executive producer confirms Nina Dobrev return; Twilight actress Kristen Stewart as Elena Gilbert

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Vampire Diaries Season 8 Rumors
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Although Nina Dobrev is no longer part of the  main cast in the hit supernatural drama series, The Vampire Diaries Season 8 rumors still connect her with the show, especially in the upcoming final season.

Dobrev has been gone for more than a season, however, made a cameo appearance in Season 7. The cameo was big especially for Dobrev’s fans as it made speculations of her return as Elena Gilbert.

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According to iTech Post, the return of Dobrev has been very much talked about over the past months after Executive Producer Julie Plec announced that the eight installment of the The Vampire Diaries will be the final season. Plec reportedly agreed for the actress’ return to the show’s finale.

Although Dobrev will not come back as a regular, it will be the best time for her character to get a closure. However, reports say that the actress will not return as Elena Gilbert.

A source stated that the news went out after Paul Wesley, who played the role of Stefan Salvatore, posted a photo on his Instagram account hinting Katherine Pierce’s character return to Mystic Falls.

Will she come back as Katherine or as Elena?

Meanwhile, FX News Calls reported that the producers of the show have been rumored to be courting actress Kristen Stewart to join the cast in replacement for Dobrev.
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The outlet reports: “Kristen Stewart is reportedly in negotiations with showrunner and creator Julie Plec and the CW to appear for a couple of episodes. The producers wanted someone who has experience and Stewart’s success with Twilight immediately comes to mind.”

Stewart is rumored to portray Dobrev’s character, Elena.
The Vampire Diaries Season 8 premieres on Oct. 21.

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