Courtesy of YouTuber: TheDudeLordOfFantasy, we have a clip from the Teen Wolf panel at New York Comic Con where creator Jeff Davis discusses Colton Haynes‘ departure from season 3:
Jeff: Um I spoke to Colton last night actually. And unfortunately he did confirm to me that he’s not coming back to the show. Um and uh it’s disappointing news. Um Colton is a friend. He’s a good friend and uh we’ve left, we’re gonna leave the door open for him to come back if he so decides but uh I think Colton had to do whats best for him and his career and I have no doubt that someone as talented as Colton uh will have little trouble finding good work but uh we are really gonna miss him so… Jackson’s a great character. Uh it was nice to see him finally become a werewolf at the end of season 2 uh but as for the future we’ll have to see.
Moderator: And were…there were offers of episodes to kind of wrap this up, right?
Jeff: Oh yea. Um I’ve seen, I’ve seen things online but very few of them are true. Uh our plan was to have him in uh…there was a contract for 2 full seasons so uh we were hoping he would come back um but uh (shrug.) I think uh it’s show business and some people have to move on if they’re going to…if they feel like they want to do something else creatively. But, uh Colton’s a great actor. He’s gonna, he’s gonna have a fine career. So…
Tyler: And he’s a good guy too. He’s my best friend. And I’ll miss him. (Moderator hugs him) Thank you.
Moderator: And you uh, you have a plan to resolve this.
Jeff: Oh yea, yea.
Moderator: Something happens.
Jeff: Yea yea we have a plan but uh it’s not going to be. It’s not gonna be easy. Uh it’s uh gonna have tough shoes to fill so um we’re going to have to concentrate on uh making this a great season um without him. Um but uh we’ll move on and so let’s talk about uh comic con. alright.
So there you have it, Haynes will be gone in season 3, but there will be an open door for the Kimono to make a come back!