For Julie Plec and the other writers and creators, they feel like they owe it to them to suck it up and send the show off any way they want to send it off.” Season 8. There is no official confirmation that Reed has replaced Dobrev’s character in the show.

reported that, after Dobrev denied to reprise her role of Elena, The CW has cast Reed to play the leading role in the upcoming season.

On the other hand, there were earlier reports that after taking a break from , Dobrev will indeed make her comeback, but now it looks like she has changed her heart and will only focus on her film career.

And Reed being there on the shooting location has become very helpful for the production crew to continue filming the season as they do not have to waste their time to audition someone else.

Meanwhile, show’s executive producer Julie Plec made herself very clear that they are indeed going to bring Dobrev back in the show.

In her earlier interview with “It’s what she and I kind of agreed on when she decided to move on, and it’s what I’ve got in my head…

She was very clear about what she wanted the next step in her life to be, and she’s doing a great job of achieving that.

So I’m sticking with my side of the plan, which is to bring her back at the very end.”“The show did so much for [Ian and Nina’s] careers and put them on the map.

season 8 is currently in production and fans of the supernatural series are eagerly waiting to see Nina Dobrev’s come back to the show after her departure.

However, if recent reports are to be believed, then the actress is not returning to the show.

Instead, Ian Somerhalder’s wife, Nikki Reed has been cast by The CW to play the role of Elena.

reported that Reed has chosen to accompany her husband for the shooting of the upcoming season, as she does not want to stay away from him for a long time.