Dylan O’Brien won’t be returning for the upcoming Paramount+ “Teen Wolf,” movie and the actor has explained why he made the “difficult decision” to sit out the revival.
O’Brien broke out while playing fan-favorite character Stiles Stilinski on MTV’s hit series from 2011 to 2017, but his name was notably absent from the cast list when Paramount announced plans for the streaming film in February.
“The show couldn’t be more dear to me. It was the first thing I ever did I and so many people there are extremely dear to me,” O’Brien told Variety on Wednesday.
O’Brien explained that the project came together “very fast,” adding, “We didn’t really know that it was happening and they kind of just threw it at us a little bit, which is fine because we all love the show. We were trying to figure it out.”
“Ultimately, I just decided it was left in a really good place for me and I still want to leave it there. I wish them well and I’m going to watch it the first night it comes out. I hope it fucking kicks ass, but I’m not going to be in it,” he concluded.
“Teen Wolf” cast members returning for the Paramount+ movie include Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig, Crystal Reed, Orny Adams, Linden Ashby, JR Bourne, Seth Gilliam, Colton Haynes, Ryan Kelley, Melissa Ponzio and Dylan Sprayberry.
Other notable absences from the current cast lineup are Ian Bohen and Arden Cho.
The film is written by series creator Jeff Davis, and the official longline reads: “A full moon rises in Beacon Hills, and with it a terrifying evil has emerged. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of banshees, werecoyotes, hellhounds, kitsunes and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a werewolf like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.”