Nina Dobrev might be known for her tremendous acting chops, but this Sunday she’ll be venturing into the music world. The Vampire Diaries star has been tapped to present at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards — airing on August 24 — along with a slew of other A-listers.
Get the Kleenex ready — footage from The Vampire Diaries‘ sixth season is here.
The CW’s vampire drama debuted a brief 20-second teaser of the new season on Thursday with scenes from the premiere picking up after May’s emotional finale.
With Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) gone, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is stuck picking up the pieces. As the promo reveals, that journey won’t be easy. When Stefan (Paul Wesley) asks Elena to “say goodbye” to Damon, Elena demands to see Damon one last time.
“Elena, move on,” Damon (ghost Damon?) tells a teary-eyed Elena. Easier said than done.
Season six will open with a significant time jump, with Elena and Co. forced outside of Mystic Falls, currently under a “no-magic” spell.
“The way we look at it, season six is a beautiful and organic reset. The theme of the season is everybody gets to start over. That’s what we’re going to do,” executive producer Julie Plec told THR in May. “We’re trying to take the show away from the massive genre extravaganza, where each season we try to top each other with the bigger, bad, more exciting mythologies and boil it back down to the beginning.”
The Vampire Diaries premieres on Oct. 2 on The CW.
The list of presenters is actually pretty impressive this year, with huge names from TV and music colliding, including: Demi Lovato, Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien, Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Kim Kardashian, Lorde, Trey Songz, and Orange Is the New Black stars Laverne Cox, Taylor Schilling, and Uzo Aduba. We don’t know what category Nina is presenting, but that doesn’t make us any less excited!
Make sure to watch MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday – August 24!
The Vampire Diaries’ days may be numbered—if one of the show’s main stars doesn’t come around.
The core TVD trio—Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley—have been in talks with the studio, and so far, only two of the three actors have signed on for a seventh season, E! News has learned. The remaining star (either Nina, Ian or Paul) is unsure whether he or she wants to continue, according to multiple inside sources familiar with the talks. (Warner Bros. does not comment on contract negotiations.)
The Vampire Diaries, which launches its sixth season Oct. 2, has been a hugely successful series for the CW, giving the fledgling network in 2009 its highest-rated premiere ever (5.7 million viewers). Season five averaged more than 2 million viewers, which is still pretty strong by CW standards.
If all three main actors (Nina, Ian and Paul) were to sign on for a season seven, the show would have a good shot at a seventh season pickup. We also hear it’s possible that the network would consider continuing the show without all three stars, shifting the focus to some of the other beloved characters.
“I think the show will go as long as the actors want the show to go,” TVD executive producer Julie Plec said during our Comic-Con interview a few weeks ago (see the video below). “You know, look, everybody’s under contract. I know that we’ve got plans for season six, we’ve got plans for season seven. I know that our bosses have plans for seasons eight, nine, and 10. I said I want to be part of it as long as I know I could keep telling good stories and as long as the ensemble people that I work with want to be there and are committed and dedicated. So, so far so good, you know. We’ll see how long we can stay, doing it well. We’ll make sure that we don’t start sucking.”
Plec also revealed that the idea she and Kevin Williamson came up with four years ago for the very last scene of the entire series could still come to fruition.
See what else Julie had to say about that very last scene, and the show’s end, in the video clip above—including which TVD actor wants the show to go on “Forever.”