Nina Dobrev Returning for ‘Vampire Diaries’ Series Finale

Elena is entrance behind to Mystic Falls.

Nina Dobrev is strictly set to lapse for a array culmination of The Vampire Diaries, she announced Thursday on Instagram.

“I know it’s Thursday, though this is not a TBT,” a singer captioned a print of a array culmination script.

“I’m anxious to move this uncover to an finish a approach we always dictated — with Nina behind to assistance us contend goodbye,” showrunner Julie Plec pronounced in a statement. Added executive writer Kevin Williamson: “I’m so vehement to have Nina behind to safeguard a farewell part is truly epic!”

Dobrev’s lapse should come as small surprise. When a singer exited a CW play dual seasons ago, a understanding enclosed a proviso that she could lapse for a array finale.

CW boss Mark Pedowitz and Plec, who is also directing a final episode, have done it transparent that Dobrev’s lapse for a vampire drama’s final section was a must.

Dobrev, who had starred on a play given deteriorate one, left during a finish of deteriorate 6 to pursue other opportunities. “It’s been a good journey, though during a finish of a day, I’m not indeed a vampire. The angel story has to end, and a subsequent section has to begin,” she told THR in May 2015. “I knew this was my time, and I’m vehement for a subsequent step.”

In a deteriorate 6 finale, Dobrev’s Elena was forced into a deep slumber as a outcome of a spell that put a life of her longtime crony Bonnie (Kat Graham) in danger. To save Bonnie, Elena sacrificed herself.

Since withdrawal The Vampire Diaries, Dobrev has seemed in a new Vin Diesel film xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and is also slated for an coming on Comedy Central’s Workaholics.

Dobrev is one of several expel exits in new years on a aging vampire drama. Steven R. McQueen and Michael Trevino also both left in deteriorate six, with a latter returning in deteriorate eight.

The expel and executive producers of The Vampire Diaries announced a series’ eighth deteriorate would be a final in Jul during Comic-Con International. “This is going to be a final deteriorate of The Vampire Diaries. It’s bittersweet and romantic and we’re all going to be great in a minute. It’s been a pleasing run,” Plec told fans in attendance. “Get ready, since it’s going to be an epic ride.”

The array culmination of The Vampire Diaries is set to atmosphere Friday, Mar 10, on The CW.

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