Find out the reason for Colton’s sudden departure & read his official statement.
Jackson (Colton Haynes) may have finally turned into a werewolf on the season finale of Teen Wolf — but don’t expect to see his story line progress too much in season three, as Colton announced Oct. 11 that he will not be returning with the rest of the cast in 2013! “These past few yrs have been the best of my life,” the show’s (former) star tweeted. “I’m sad that this chapter has ended, but excited for a new one to begin. Thx for the love.”
So what’s the reason for Colton’s sudden — and, honestly, shocking — exit?
E! Online offers conflicting reports, all of which center around contract negotiations. One source claims Colton was given a “lucrative offer” to appear on two seasons, but his team botched the offer by waiting too long. A second source tells the site that Colton was only offered a deal to appear on half of the upcoming third season, which “didn’t make sense” to him.
Regardless of the reason for his departure, Colton’s decision is being described as “heartbreaking.”
“He is used to hanging out with the cast every day,” a source explains. “They are his friends. But he couldn’t agree to a limited role.”
The first five episodes of season three have already been written, and Jackson has reportedly been left out entirely.
Though a source tells the site that “Colton could still come back,” this is sure to be a dark day for Teen Wolf fans everywhere.
How do YOU feel about Colton’s shocking departure from Teen Wolf? Do you think the show will suffer from the loss, or will Jackson’s absence go unnoticed? Drop me a comment with your thoughts!
— Andy Swift
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