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The Vampire Diaries Reboot: Is Nina Dobrav coming back to the popular series?

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Did Nina Dobrev's friend, film and TV producer Rick Schwartz, just spill the beans that the 32-year-old actress is reprising her iconic role of Elena Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries reboot? Find out below.

Rumours of The Vampire Diaries revival has been circulating online for a number of years now ever since the beloved CW series, which ended in 2017, began streaming on Netflix, and grew in popularity all over again.

But on Monday (May 3), Nina Dobrev's long-term friend Rick Schwartz made quite the stir online, while also fueling the rumour fires, when he posted a picture of himself with the 32-year-old actress, seemingly congratulating her on The Vampire Diaries reboot.

Besides the smiling pic of the two, he wrote: "Congrats on Vampire Diaries reboot #tvd".

See the post below.

Of course, this got fans talking, and many flooded the comments of his post asking if this is post is legitimate. One fan commented in all caps: "OMG!! I'M GOING TO CRY THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!!! PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS LEGIT!"

While another wrote: "I just spilled water all over my favourite shirt this BETTER not be a joke."

And a third theorised: "I've got a feeling that is a reboot of Katherine's life, that would explain Nina's story a couple weeks ago of Katherine's wig."

See Nina Dobrev wearing Katherine's wig below.

But it wasn't long before Nina Dobrev also commented on the post, but it didn't reassure fans of a possibility of a Vampires Diaries reboot anytime soon. Nina simply commented: "Hilarious".

Are The Vampire Diaries going to get a season nine reboot?

Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert/ Katherine Pierce), Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) and Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) have been questioned on numerous occasions whether they would come back to the series for a reboot of the popular supernatural teen drama, most recently in 2020.

Ian sat down with Andy Cohen for Sirius XM's Radio Andy and denied any rumours of a Vampire Diaries revival. In the interview, Andy Cohen brought up the possibility of the revival and asked Ian: "[There are] rumours circling online that it could come back for a ninth season, but that the decision is up to you and Nina [Dobrev]. Any truth to that?"

But the 42-year-old actor - who recently launch New Brother’s Bond Bourbon Whiskey with his on-screen vampire brother, Paul Wesley - shut down the idea of him reprising his role, he simply said: "I have not heard anything about a season nine."