Nina Dobrev's "The Vampire Diaries" character Elena Gilbert could return to the vampire drama when the series finally goes off air, actress Candice Accola, who plays Caroline, said in a recent interview.

Although Elena is still a character on "The Vampire Diaries" we won't see her playing an important role in the upcoming season. Dobrev was given a fitting send off in the season 6 finale that concluded with Kai casting a sleeping spell on Elena and binding her life to Bonnie's in such a way that Elena will not wake up as long as the Bennett witch lives.

"We're used of people leave the show and then coming back from the dead," Accola told Fashionisima magazine (via Just Jared Jr.). "You never know what will happen."

The show has previously killed off a number of characters, including Alaric, Lexie and Vicki, who all have put in appearances post their deaths. The previous season even saw Matt Davis, the actor who plays Alaric, returning to the show as a series regular.

As for when the show will end, actor Paul Wesley, who essays Stefan Salvatore, previously teased that the show can't go on forever, especially as most of the actors are supposed to be playing teenage vampires.

"I think everything has to come to an end, man," he told People in May. "First of all I'm playing a 17-year-old. I'm 32 years old. So theoretically, if I were to stay on the show for say three more years, I would be a 35 year old playing a 17 year old, which is almost double. It's more than double. It's literally more than double!"

"The Vampire Diaries" is set to return to the CW in October. Now that Dobrev is no longer part of the show, the drama will focus more on Stefan and Caroline's romance, and Damon and Bonnie's complicated relationship.