9:31 pm EDT, October 12, 2012

MTV confirms that Colton Haynes is leaving ‘Teen Wolf’

Another sad day in the news for Teen Wolf fans. It seems our denial was for naught, dear Wolf Pack members – MTV has confirmed that Haynes is leaving the show.

Yesterday we told you that there had been reports of Colton Haynes (Jackson) leaving the show before the beginning of the third season. This was followed up by a cryptic tweet from the actor himself, staying positive but clearly addressing a change in his life (even if he didn’t specifically state what it was).

Later that day, executive producer Jeff Davis tweeted the following, also sharing in our feelings about the supposed announcement:

Fans have held their breaths since yesterday, hoping against hope (and all logical reasoning) that the reports were false. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

MTV posted on its Facebook page today that the rumors were true, addressing its own shock and confusion at the news:

We were just as surprised and disappointed as Colton’s fans to read out about his decision to leave the show. We want him to return for a third season, as he has for the past two, but if this is his decision we respect that and will wish him all the best. We are excited for what Jeff Davis and producers have in store for our incredible cast in the upcoming third season.

We don’t think anyone – fans, cast, crew, or the MTV higher-ups – would have any problem if Haynes decided to rejoin the show, even as just a guest star. Considering he had a significant role in season 2 and the story was obviously heading in a direction that would feature him for season 3, we’re incredibly curious to see what Davis & Co. will do with the story now that one of their major players is out of the game.

If we can’t have Jackson back, we hope at least that he’ll get a proper send-off. Whether or not that send-off will be on screen has yet to be seen. As always, we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.

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