‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 Airdate, Plot & Cast: Nina Dobrev Returning As Different Character?

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The Vampire Diaries Season 8

Fans of the hit vampire television show “The Vampire Diaries” are certainly excited about the upcoming season of the show. While it took a while before an actual release date for “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8 was revealed, fans should be happy to know that The CW has confirmed that the upcoming season of the show will be premiering on October 21, 2016, as reported by Release Date Info.

Now that the show has been renewed and we already have a release date for Season 8, the next question surely is what will be in store for our protagonists in this latest season. According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, one of the things that we can expect in “The Vampire Diaries” Season 8 is that a familiar face will be coming back.

The report mentions that Nina Dobrev will be returning to “The Vampire Diaries” in Season 8 though there have been some speculation on whether she will return as her old character Elena or if she will come back as a new character in the show.

According to Inquistr, one reason that Dobrev may be returning as a different character on the show is to avoid ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder. It is worth noting that the Somerhalder and Dobrev dated in real life while their Damon and Elena characters did so on the show.

After their break-up, many fans were afraid that they would not be able to see Dobrev and Somerhalder on screen together. If the recent reports are true, then Dobrev may have agreed to return to the show but no longer as fan favorite Elena. It remains to be seen which character Dobrev will be portraying in Season 8 but either way, fans will just be happy seeing her on the show once more.

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