Executive producer Jeff Davis reveals the actor 'wanted to go out for pilot season and for movies and try something new.'
Another "Teen Wolf" character will be missing from the show when it returns for a fourth season. Following [SPOILER ALERT!] the deaths of Allison (Crystal Reed), and Aiden (Max Carver) in season 3, it's now revealed that fan favorite Isaac (Daniel Sharman) is not returning next season.
Executive producer Jeff Davis broke the news to E! News, saying, "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."
Isaac, however, will not be killed off, leaving the door open for the actor to reprise his role in the future. "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 said.
He added, "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.' " Davis continued, "Whether it's the fourth season or later, I would say there's a good possibility of it," stressing that "it was totally [Sharman's] decision" to leave.
Davis understands an actor's decision to pursue acting in other works. "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,' " he said.
"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."
Sharing how Sharman's exit would be addressed in season 4, Davis dished, "The story is going to be that Argent [Allison's father played by JR Bourne] 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." Bourne, however, will return in season 4.
Referring to Jackson who moved to London when Colton Haynes departed the show, Davis jokingly proposed a potential spin-off, "I think that would be awesome: Isaac and Jackson in London. It's Teen Wolf: European!"
"Teen Wolf" season 4 premieres June 23 on MTV. A teaser for the new season was premiered immediately after the season 3 finale. Davis told Entertainment Weekly what the upcoming installment would be about, "[Scott]'s faced a lot of supernatural problems, but now he's going to have some very difficult human ones."