"The Vampire Diaries" season 8 will most likely see the return of Nina Dobrev's Elena Gilbert, but her storylines are expected to change tremendously.According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Dobrev's return may also be much sooner than expected because the actress may be seen reprising her role in the upcoming finale episode for season 7. For six years, Nina Dobrev starred as Elena Gilbert on , one the CW's most successful shows.
Nina Dobrev’s exit from “The Vampire Diaries” has sure effected cast and team of CW series who are planning to get a new Nina Dobrev for the show.
By virtue of the fact that it wasn’t a huge leap for mankind, as far as changing it up, there were some differences that sort of mixed up the formula.” Somerhalder said.
Rumors linking Nina Dobrev to ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhalder and his wife Nikki Reed seem never ending despite the actress' decision to leave "The Vampire Diaries" where she and Somerhalder played lovers.
“The Vampire Diaries” has put Elena on a 60 years sleep by villain Kai, since Nina Dobrev wanted to leave.
Her character exit was not planned and so the show is facing issues with future storylines.