Gage Golightly (Erica) not returning for Teen Wolf Season 3

Teen Wolf Erica played by Gage Golightly

Fans of MTV’s breakout supernatural scripted series Teen Wolf have another character that won’t be returning for Season 3 when it airs this summer. In addition to the hunky Colton Haynes departing (SEASON 2 SPOILER ALERT) after his character Jackson Whittemore was killed off in last season’s finale, the show will also be diminished in babeness because Gage Golightly (who plays sexy blonde Erica) will not be back either.

There were rumors swirling about Golightly’s departure for some time, and Teen Wolf Wikia admin Paul.rea had had enough. He contacted Golightly’s agent asking for an interview and received this response from her manager:

“Hi Paul –

Kim Callahan here, Gage’s manager.

Gage isn’t doing any press right now and is no longer on TEEN WOLF series either so not doing any press or interviews for the show.

Thanks for reaching out though!


That sounds pretty definitive! Seemingly confirming the news was Golightly’s (former?) co-star Stephen Lunsford, who was asked this question on his Tumblr blog: “you wouldn’t happen to know anything about Gage not coming back for TW this season, would you? bc wow I’m sad.” To which Lunsford responded by writing, “I know she isn’t, but I thought that was old news.”

A commenter with the user name TheUnknownVoiceWithReason seemed to sum up male Teen Wolf fan perspective perfectly:

This is freakin crazy man! I’m losing all the characters I just got interested in. Every big speculation is totally blown now. Those speculations were “What’s going to happen to Boyd and Erica” and “What’s next for Jackson now that he’s a werewolf?” Both question are GONE as in GONE GONE. And she was sooooo hot! I mean we still have Lydia, but Erica was some hot stuff I’m just saying! SMH.

Meanwhile, the the cast and crew of Teen Wolf that are returning for Season 3 began shooting in December and shared this Teen Wolf Season 3 preview video:

“Welcome to Season 3 of Teen Wolf, first day of filming! Merry Christmas,” says Tyler Posey at the beginning of the clip. Joining Posey in the beginning are co-stars Dylan O’Brien and Tyler Hoechlin. Later we get to see Miss California 2007 Meagan Tandy as well as new Teen Wolf cast members Charlie Carver and Max Carver, who will be playing twin brothers Ethan and Aiden