As the Teen Wolf creator and cast took to the stage at PaleyFest Wednesday, one person was conspicuously absent -- Tyler Hoechlin. The same day, MTV announced the popular actor who plays the brooding werewolf Derek Hale will be downgraded from series regular in season five, although creator Jeff Davis assured fans, "We have not seen the last of Derek Hale." Davis said the idea came from Hoechlin, who "wanted to do new things... He wanted to do other things that scare him."
Instead, season five of Teen Wolf will focus attention on the actual teens of Beacon Hills. As the leads head into their senior year of high school, Davis says, the season is "all about the fear of losing your friends after graduation."