Just when we thought the most shocking parts of the show was over, Teen Wolf actor Daniel Sharman hit us with another one! E! News, in an exclusive interview with executive producer Jeff Davis, has confirmed that the actor has decided to leave the show to pursue other shows and/or movies with pilot season coming up. His departure, though left open-ended as he wanted the possibility to return to the show, follows another heartbreaking departure in Crystal Reed. For more information on Daniel Sharman’s exit and how his character is written to leave, keep reading!
‘”Daniel Sharman came to us, much like Crystal did, and said that he wanted to go out for pilot season and for movies and try something new,” Davis says.
Fortunately, fans will not have to grieve another heartbreaking death as Sharman requested that Isaac not be killed off.
“He specifically asked that we not kill off Isaac, so that he could have the chance to return. He said he loved the role so much that he wanted to be able to come back if there was a chance,” Davis reveals. “But he was at a position where he wanted to stretch his creative wings and I said to him, ‘Well, if we can’t convince you to come back, we’ll definitely leave the door open for you.'”
He continues, “It was totally his decision, but he really loves the show. He sends me the nicest texts in the world. He loves the show and he specifically asked not to be killed off, so that he could come back someday. Whether it’s the fourth season or later, I would say there’s a good possibility of it.”
“I totally respect an actor who says, ‘Time to move on and I want to try other things and try other roles and maybe do movies and theater,'” Davis says. “In a show like this, we were always bringing in new blood, so it was a struggle because part of me wants to say to Daniel, ‘Please stay, we love you.’ But I think he has to do what’s best for him. I’m just glad that he came to us to talk about it honestly instead of a few weeks before season four started production.”
“It’s an interesting thing when the actor says, ‘Hey, I want to try something new,'” David admits. “You to have to decide whether you’re going to say, ‘Can we convince you to stay?’ And as a producer, I don’t want anyone to work on the show who feels like they want to move on.”
As for how Sharman’s exit will be addressed in season four, Davis spills that Isaac and Argent (JR Bourne), Allison’s father, headed off to France at the end of the season three finale. “The story is going to be that Argent sort of takes a sabbatical in France to deal with the death of his daughter and Isaac goes with him, that’s why you see them leaving out the door.” (It’s also worth mentioning that Davis confirms, “JR is a part of season four.”)’.
Season 4 of Teen Wolf will air June 23, 2014, barely three months following the conclusion of last night’s Season 3B finale!