Arden Cho dumps 'Teen Wolf' movie after being offered half the salary of male actors
Arden Cho, who played the role of Kira Yukimura in the TV series 'Teen Wolf', will not be returning to Paramount Plus' 'Teen Wolf ' revival movie, despite Yukimura being one of the integral characters of the movie. Cho reportedly turned down the offer after being offered half the salary of her female counterparts.
Paramount Plus made fans of the 2011 MTV series 'Teen Wolf' happy by announcing a revival movie that brought back many of the original cast members, including Tyler Posey as Scott McCall. Crystal Reed (Allison Argent), Holland Roden (Lydia Martin), Colton Haynes (Jackson Whittemore), and Shelley Hennig (Malia Tate) are also set to return, with the announcement made at the ViacomCBS Investors Event on Tuesday, February 15.
However, three of the integral series regulars won't be returning, Arden Cho, Dylan O'Brien (Stiles Stilinski), and Tyler Hoechlin (Derek Hale). The Deadline reported that Cho turned down the offer after being offered half of what Reed, Roden and Hennig were offered.
Cho is the only actress of color among the four female series regulars who make up the primary friend group of the show. Cho joined as a recurring cast member in the back half of the third season of 'Teen Wolf' in 2014. She was promoted to a series regular for Season 4 and 5, though she did not return for the show's sixth and final season. As of now, Cho has not responded to the news publicly on social media.
After her time on the series 'Teen Wolf', came to an end, Cho featured on shows such as 'Tween Fest', 'Freakish', 'Miss 2059' and 'Chicago MD'. She also starred in the new Netflix series 'Partner Track' alongside Nolan Gerald Funk and Dominic Sherwood.
Meanwhile, Paramount has also brought back, Jeff Davis, the series creator, for the revival movie. "The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of banshees, were coyotes, hellhounds, kitsunes, and every other shapeshifter in the night," read the description.
"But only a werewolf like Scott McCall (Posey), no longer a teenager yet still an alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they've ever faced," the description continues.
Aside from the previously-mentioned cast members, there will be a slew of other original 'Teen Wolf' stars reprising their roles. Also returning are Orny Adams as Coach Bobby Finstock, Linden Ashby as Sheriff Noah Stilinski, JR Bourne as Chris Argent, Seth Gilliam as Dr Alan Deaton, Ryan Kelley as Deputy Jordan Parrish, Melissa Ponzio as Melissa McCall and Dylan Sprayberry as Liam Dunbar, with, 'additional cast names to be announced.'