Nina Dobrev isn’t the only one leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’ this season, Michael Trevino is also exiting.
Michael, 30, recently was cast on the ABC pilot, ‘Kingmakers’. ‘TVD’ Executive Producer Julie Plec confirmed on Monday that he was leaving, but it sounds like Tyler could appear again before the end of the series.
In a statement, Julie said Michael was “going to be out in the world exploring new opportunities. We look forward to finding creative ways to make sure he and his character … always remain a part of the show,” Variety reported.
If he leaves Mystic Falls like Jeremy did, then maybe he could appear in an episode later down the line, but if Caroline and Stefan end up killing him in the next episode, that will be less likely. It’s sad when actors leave a show, but it’s a little bit better when they could reappear at anytime. Even if that’s just for the series finale.
Tyler was the spoiled jock, a werewolf, then a hybrid and then he died and came back to life as a human again. He’s earned a second chance at a normal life and it’s been interesting to see him try to control his temper to stop himself from turning into a wolf again. His character has come full circle and part of me hopes he just leaves Mystic Falls. He’ll be safer away from the supernatural town.
It’s sad to admit that Tyler’s story has come to an end, but what more can the writers really do with him? I think Michael is right to search for other opportunities. He’s done great work on ‘TVD’, with transitioning into a wolf, breaking the sire bond and winning and losing Caroline. He was a great character.
Michael “has been a beloved member of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ family since day one,” Julie also said in her statement.
Steven R. McQueen also left the show in February. At this rate, who will be left? I don’t think we can take any more cast members leaving. The rest of the cast better stay put till the end of the series.
We know that Elena will be in the rest of the season, but when will Tyler be leaving? Will Caroline and Stefan be killing him when ‘TVD’ returns? Or will he be sticking around for the remainder of the season?
‘TVD’ will return Thursday, April 16 at 8/7c. Take a look at the promo. Caroline flips a coin to decide if she will kill Tyler or Matt. Seeing as Julie previously stated that she would never kill Matt, if someone dies, it will be Tyler. Heads or tails Caroline?