During the recent ViacomCBS Investors Event, Paramount+ chief content officer of unscripted entertainment and adult animation Chris McCarthy announced that the streaming platform was working on a sequel to the 2011 MTV hit Teen Wolf.

McCarthy also went on to reveal the eleven recurring cast members for the new feature-length sequel. However, there were a few names that were absent, most noticeably — Adren Cho. 

Fans of the original supernatural teen drama would recall that Cho was the only woman of color among the four female series regular cast members who played the group of teen friends at the center of the show. 

As per a report from Deadline, besides Cho, series regulars Dylan O’Brien and Tyler Hoechlin would also be absent from the Teen Wolf sequel. 


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While the outlet suggested that Cho and O'Brien would almost definitely not be in the film, Hoechlin's status was still uncertain. 

Talks of Hoechlin not joining the production had been floating around the scene, but the outlet had gotten word that he might still be there. 

Cho's absence has been more of a concern amongst fans though because her not joining the show might have to do something with the ever-present discrimination in the industry. 

Adren Cho Was Offered Half the Salary 

A source close to the outlet had come out claiming that Cho was offered half the salary that the other female regulars were offered. 

The pay gap was reportedly the reason that Cho decided to not be a part of the Teen Wolf revival. 

The reporting also suggested that this pay gap situation was not something that just came up during the movie.

In fact, she was possibly written out of the show's sixth season that premiered in November 2016 because she was being subjected to pay gap discrimination on a per-episode basis. 

Cho was introduced in the show's third season, in which she became a regular. She also had a respectable amount of screentime in the show's next two seasons.

Fans React to 'Teen Wolf'

When the announcement went public, fans began voicing their opinions on the micro-blogging platform that is Twitter. 

One fan of the show commented that they were happy that Cho wasn't going to be in the upcoming movie because they did not like her character to begin with.

However, they still noted that letting her go on the grounds of a pay gap was "criminal."

Another fan speculated that the reason that a few of the cast members refused to get on board with the upcoming movie was that they were revolting against the discrimination that Cho was being subjected to. 

Confirmed Cast Members for the 'Teen Wolf' movie

As for the finalized cast members, here is the list that was announced:

  1. Tyler Posey as Scott McCall
  2. Holland Roden as Lydia Martin
  3. Shelley Hennig as Malia Tate
  4. Crystal Reed as Allison Argent
  5. Orny Adams as Coach Bobby Finstock
  6. Linden Ashby as Sheriff Noah Stilinski
  7. JR Bourne as Chris Argent
  8. Seth Gilliam as Dr. Alan Deaton
  9. Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore
  10. Ryan Kelley as Deputy Jordan Parrish
  11. Melissa Ponzio as Melissa McCall
  12. Dylan Sprayberry as Liam Dunbar