Colton Haynes is officially leaving “Teen Wolf” for good, Jeff Davis, the executive producer and creator of the MTV show, told Perez Hilton exclusively.
Davis has confirmed that Colton Haynes will no longer be on the show, but that he is leaving “Teen Wolf” on good terms.
He explained to the celebrity blogger:
"Colton and I spoke Friday and he confirmed that he is indeed leaving the show. We're sad to hear it, but I completely understand. Colton has to do what he feels is in his best interest for his career. But I'm going to miss him. He's a good friend and an incredibly talented actor. But this is his decision and we wish him the best of luck."
When it first emerged that Haynes might be leaving “Teen Wolf,” it was assumed that Davis was trying to push him out by including him in only 12 of season 3’s 24 episodes.
But the producer and creative producer of the show denied that:
"As for the comments about only 12 episodes, that's absolutely false. We were trying to get him back for multiple seasons of the show. Potentially, over 40 episodes."
Davis said it was nonsense that “Teen Wolf” executives were upset when Haynes appeared in a Leona Lewis video:
"No idea where that comes from since Tyler Posey did a video a while back and we were more than happy to promote it. In fact, we love when the actors are doing other projects. Especially something like Dylan O'Brien's new movie, 'The First Time,' which is coming out soon. It only benefits the show.
"As for me being irrational? I can't really defend that. I am, after all, a writer. :)"
Does this mean Haynes is planning on making a transition from the small to the big screen?