A major cast change is happening ahead of Teen Wolf's upcoming sixth season: Star Arden Cho, who plays kitsune Kira Yukimura, is leaving the MTV show.
The actress announced the news in a vlog expressing her love for the character and her time on the show. "I just want to say I love Kira Yukimura so much," she says in the video. "I love the Yukimura family. I loved my experience on Teen Wolf. I love the cast and crew, it's been an amazing three and a half years. It's gone by so fast. But unfortunately, it looks like we are wrapped up with Kira's storyline and she won't be coming back for season six."
In the season five finale, Kira had headed to the desert to get help controlling her kitsune powers after helping her friends defeat the beast of Gevaudan.
Although Cho has said in interviews that she was excited for season six, those took place before she found out her character would not return, she reveals. "I think sometimes on a show where there are so many characters there isn't always room for everyone and everyone's storylines, so I guess that was it. I do wish we would've developed a little bit more of her powers and the skinwalkers and just there would've been more of like an epic ending," she admits, but leaves the door open for a return. "You never know with Teen Wolf! People might come back. It is what it is."
Way back in season three, creator Jeff Davis told E! News that he hoped Kira's introduction would lead to a spinoff. "I shouldn't say this because who knows if there would be a chance of it, I wanted to do it as a spinoff, as its own show," he says. "Partly because I wanted to try doing a female character, our version of a Buffy, but the Kitsune myth is just such a good myth."
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At the time, Cho told us that she wouldn't hesitate to say yes to a spinoff about Kira. "That would be amazing. I really, really appreciate that Jeff has made Kira really strong, and you know, she's cool," she said. "She's awesome."