By Samantha Highfill
Updated March 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Beacon Hills is going to be seeing less of Derek Hale’s beautiful blue eyes in season 5.

During the Teen Wolf PaleyFest panel, executive producer Jeff Davis revealed that Tyler Hoechlin is no longer a series regular on the show. According to Davis, Hoechlin came to him after working on an independent film and said he’d enjoyed the film experience because it “excited and scared him.” And when Hoechlin said he’d like to try new things, Davis talked to the network.

But with that being said, Davis said that Derek won’t be getting a “complete goodbye,” because even though Hoechlin won’t be a series regular, Davis promised that we have “not seen the last of Derek Hale.” Proof? Davis and Hoechlin met a couple weeks ago to talk about possible story lines.

Teen Wolf season 5 returns in June.

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