Last week, Buzz Feed broke the news, which was confirmed by Jeff Davis at Paley Fest, that Tyler Hoechlin would not be a series regular for Season 5 of ‘Teen Wolf’.
“Tyler Hoechlin decided he wanted more time to pursue movies. We talked and creatively agreed that maybe this was a good season to refocus on the teens ofTeen Wolf, and while he won’t be a series regular anymore, I can say that you probably won’t have seen the last of Derek Hale. We love him and miss him.”
We spoke with Tyler at Wizard World Raleigh Comic Con this past weekend about this news. He did say that he wouldn’t be a series regular, and also stated that he couldn’t ‘confirm or deny’ at this point whether he would return for any scenes as Derek Hale for Season 5. He also stated in his panel that he liked how Derek’s character arc had progressed.
We want to wish Tyler good luck in pursuing other roles, and we hope that his schedule works out for him to return to Beacon Hills at some point this season.