Executive producer Julie Plec recently confirmed that she’s already talked to Nina about coming back for the final season.
“I feel very good about it!” Julie told ET. “She and I have spoken and I know that she 100 percent wants to be there and I, of course, 100 percent want her to be there, and so it just comes down to stupid things like scheduling. Honestly, let’s put it this way: I would be devastated if it weren’t to work out, so I have a feeling the cards will be in all our favor.”
Julie also said about Elena, “We get little hints and teases of her face all through the season. Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) memories of her play a big part of the season, and I was just looking at a scene yesterday and being able to see her face brought back so much emotion and nostalgia and sweetness. It’s lovely to have her in the narrative in the way that she is.”
The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays @ 8PM on The CW.