Of course, existing within this universe is, by no means, a guarantee that we’ll actually see someone stop by. Just look at Caroline (Candice King), who actually does have a little bit more of a tangible connection to Alaric’s twins. Sometimes, it’s hard to schedule-wise bring everyone together, and that is especially true when you have cast members working on other things. This is certainly true with Dobrev, who has a starring role on the new CBS sitcom Fam premiering next month.
With this in mind, don’t expect to see Nina appearing as Elena Gilbert (pictured above) anytime soon — though she did send the series her best in a recent appearance via TV Guide:
“I have a full time job here, so I don’t know that I can … But I’m excited and happy to see that the show is living on, and it’s a testament to the show itself that people love it so much and have a hunger for it and have an appetite that they need to satiate. So spin-off after spin-off — that means it’s a good thing… Julie Plec is the new Shonda Rhimes; she has like 95,000 shows on the air. She’s a force.”
We absolutely do understand the need and desire for actors to want to move on and do a number of different things after spending years working on a show, and that is probably especially the case for someone who spent so many years on a series like The Vampire Diaries that was of a specific genre. Nina may want to do something really different and Fam is a chance for to try that out.
Of course, you never want to rule out completely an actor from The Vampire Diaries / The Originals appearing on this show in the future … though we don’t think it’s going to happen all that much this season beyond some of the ones that we’ve already seen to set up that this show and The Vampire Diaries do exist in the same universe. It makes a little bit of sense to want to stand on your own two feet a little bit. If Legacies existed solely for the sake of cameos, it wouldn’t really be doing itself any justice at all.
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