Why Dylan O’Brien Chose to Return for Teen Wolf‘s Final Episodes

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We’re just gonna say it — if Dylan O’Brien wasn’t on the last 10 episodes of Teen Wolf, we would’ve started a freakin’ riot! Okay, mayyyyybe we wouldn’t have gone THAT crazy, but we would NOT have been happy. Thankfully, MTV confirmed that both Stiles Stilinski and Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin) will be included in the final half of season 6 that’s set to premiere on July 30, but that wasn’t always the plan…well, at least for the 24-year-old actor.

The American Assassin star sat down with Entertainment Tonight and explained, “That was not the plan, either. I wasn’t originally able to be a part of the last 10 [episodes] at all, nor was I contracted to be.”

Dylan decided to join his castmates as the series wrapped, however, because “[it was] really important to [him].”

“It was cool that we were able to find space of a couple weeks where I was home and I could go be a part of a few episodes, so I was glad to be able to do it because I’ve been with the show since the beginning, obviously,” he said. “For me, it was my first role ever, so it would’ve been hard to eventually just not be a part of something that was still ongoing.”

Fans were obviously extremely vocal about wanting the Maze Runner actor to reprise his role before the show ended, but the decision to return was entirely his own — “[It was] fully voluntary. It was all heart.”

Although you’ll be able to catch Dylan on Teen Wolf in the upcoming months, you probably WON’T be seeing him on that rumored reboot.

“I haven’t heard anything about this, but I can guarantee you I probably won’t be in it,” he continued.

Sorry, guys! At least there’s hope for Tyler Posey, who said he “want[s] to be a regular” on the potential revival.