The Vampire Diaries star Michael Trevino will officially be returning to the show this fall for the eighth and final season.
“First appearing in episode 3, Tyler will once again come face-to-face with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), except this time, Damon’s mental state is even worse as he continues to spiral out of control after his experience in the vault,” EW reports. “Tyler will attempt to talk some sense into Damon by reminding him what and who is important, but if history is any indication, Damon’s not always eager to listen to Tyler…”
The Vampire Diaries premieres on Friday, October 21 @ 8PM on The CW.
“There are discussions going on with Nina,” CW president Mark Pedowitzshared during the 2016 Summer TCA Tour on Thursday (August 11). “We’d love to have Nina back. She was great for The CW. She was integral for The Vampire Diaries.”
He added, “We’d love to have Nina back. She was great for The CW, she was integral for The Vampire Diaries and these are discussions that go on,” he said. “Hopefully she’ll be back, but should it not work out, Julie [Plec, showrunner] has planned a great finale that will satisfy fans.”
Nina, who played both Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on the CW show, left the series during season seven.
“Not to put too much pressure on anything Nina Dobrev..but a promise was made. An emotional promise that I’d like to see come to life. You heard it here…there’s been friendship promises made, and now we’ll see if we can deliver on them,” Julie said. Watch below!
Several things were revealed about Caroline and Bonnie in the upcoming season on the panel: Caroline’s kids will play a part in Season 8, fairly early on, however, her love life isn’t front and center; Bonnie is “crumbling” and “at ground zero”; and mind control is happening between Damon and Enzo.