During the recent Teen Wolf panel at PaleyFest this year, Jeff Davis (executive producer) announces that we will be saying good-bye to someone on the cast as a series regular. With Season 5 of the show currently in production and the show set to be back on MTV in June, fans are in for a surprise.
After working on an independent film during a break from Teen Wolf, Tyler Hoechlin found the experience invigorating and wanted to continue to expand his experience by trying new things. That being said, Hoechlin is being given the opportunity to expand his horizons with the blessing of Davis and MTV Network.
Derek Hale isn’t gone forever, however. Although the beautifully buff actor is not set to be a regular, his story is not yet over and we “have not seen the last of Derek Hale” according to Davis. After the cliffhanger ending of Season 4 with a new evolution for Hoechlin’s character, it is clear that there is still some story left to tell and we won’t be seeing the last of the werewolf. Just less of him.
So… go run the bath, add some bubbles, and cry into your wine over the loss of Tyler Hoechlin as a Teen Wolf series regular. But be on the lookout for some newcomers with Season 5! Meanwhile, keep asking yourself… “What is Parrish?”