In a possible case of too much testosterone (or whatever virus Lycanthropy is from), MTV‘s hit teen drama, Teen Wolf, is losing a main cast member, Colton Haynes, 24, before its 3rd season!
Haynes has portrayed high school student and lacrosse team co-captain, Jackson Whittemore, since the show’s start in June 2011, but now it looks like he won’t be back for its next season. What’s unclear is whether fan favorite, Haynes, is being forced out or whether he’s just being a diva over only being in 12 of the show’s 24 episodes next season.
According to UsWeekly‘s network source:
“…there is absolutely no truth that Colton is being pushed out or that he, or any cast member, is being replaced. We love Colton and look forward to his returning with the entire cast for season 3 of Teen Wolf.”
Haynes, however, is tweeting a different tune via Twitter:
According to UsWeekly’s source,
“…if he did the 12 episodes, he would not be able to work on anything else during the 12 episodes he’s not on”.
While the show’s popularity is due to its ensemble cast, Hayne’s character was integral to its second season (I still don’t understand what a Kanima is, I called it the Kimono the whole season, I don’t care), and with his transitioning into werewolf being the show’s season 2 cliffhanger this news begs the questions ‘what happens to that story line?’
Personally, if what the ‘source’ is saying about Haynes’ reason for leaving is correct, then it would make sense for him to not want to lose money on possible lost project opportunities. On the other hand, should he really be surprised to be getting less screen time if the multiple plots (alpha wolf packs, undead wolf uncle, whatever-the-hell Bianca Lawson’s character is, wolf-hunters, getting Derek/Stiles to profess their love for each other, and other general teen angst) need resolution as well? I’m leaning more towards him being a little bit melodramatic about it, but his camp came up with a nice cover for it!
We’ll be watching this one for you!