“Teen Wolf” usually has a high body count, and that won’t change in the final episodes. Linden Ashby, who plays Sheriff Stilinski, revealed that several characters will die in Season 6B, and he also discussed Stiles’ absence.

“It’s a really cool season, and yes, a lot of people actually do die,” Ashby told TVLine. “It’s really about fear and people coming together in different camps, and it’s about intolerance. It’s about a lot of things that are pretty current right now. I think it’s going to be good.”

Of course, fans of the MTV drama have been speculating that the Sheriff’s son Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) will be among those who die. Ashby obviously would never spoil that plotline, but he seemed to hint that the reason for Stiles’ absence won’t be as final as death. Ashby admitted that Stiles’ attendance at George Washington University (which is on the other side of the country) would force the father-son duo to find new ways to keep in touch.

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“Well, you know, we call each other every day,” he added. “And we email and text, so it’s OK.”

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“Teen Wolf” fans fear Stiles (Dylan O’Brien) will die in the final season. MTV

That certainly makes it sound like Stiles, also known as Mieczysław, will survive, but it’s still unknown just how many of those phone calls will be on screen. There has been much speculation about how much of “Teen Wolf” Season 6B Dylan O’Brien will actually be present for.

In late December, Teen Vogue reports, an Instagram from a crew member noted that O’Brien wrapped filming. The rest of the group didn’t wrap until March. At the party for the milestone 100th episode, which will also serve as the series finale, all major cast members attended, including Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry. O’Brien was the only one missing, thus starting speculation that the actor would be killed off early.

“Teen Wolf” showrunner Jeff Davis wouldn’t confirm or deny these rumors. “I can’t say anything yet. This may be the final time you see Stiles,” Davis teased after the Season 6A finale.

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Since the actor was on set for part of Season 6B, it’s safe to say audiences will see him. With his early wrap, however, it is unclear how much screen time he will get. Any absence is likely due to O’Brien’s scheduling conflicts. His schedule for “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” kept him out of most of “Teen Wolf” Season 6A. An injury on the film set caused filming to be delayed. The rescheduled shoot conflicted with the final episodes of “Teen Wolf.”

While it is possible that O’Brien will be on the small screen less, he will definitely be making a splash on the big screen. After appearing in last fall’s “Deepwater Horizon,” the 25-year-old will return to the big screen in the action movie “American Assassin” later this year. O’Brien stars as a man who watches his girlfriend die and joins the CIA to stop terrorists. The movie hits theaters Sept. 15.

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” the final part in O’Brien’s sci-fi trilogy, will hit theaters Feb. 9, 2018. The action movie will follow the Gladers as they fight for a cure to the disease that has wiped out most of humanity.

Fans will figure out just how involved Stiles is in the final season of “Teen Wolf” when it airs, but MTV has yet to reveal a premiere date for Season 6B.