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'All American' Surprise: [SPOILER] Leaves Show in Middle of Season 5, Showrunner Explains Exit in New Interview

'All American' Surprise: [SPOILER] Leaves Show in Middle of Season 5, Showrunner Explains Exit in New Interview

SPOILER ALERT! Do not continue reading if you don’t want to know what happened on the latest episode of All American!

There was a surprising cast exit on the latest episode of The CW’s All American and the showrunner is explaining why the star decided to leave in the middle of season five.

Not only has the actor left the show, the character was killed off in a shocking moment that has left fans stunned.

While the show airs throughout the year on The CW, it’s also a massive hit on Netflix. Each season is added to the streaming service once it has finished airing on network TV.

So, who is gone?

Head inside to check out the spoilers…

Taye Diggs in All American

Taye Diggs has left the show after five seasons

Taye Diggs‘ character Billy Baker was killed off the show in episode 11 of season five.

The tire on the team’s bus blew out and the bus ended up hanging off a cliff. When Billy realized that Jabari was still stuck inside the bus, he went back in to try and rescue him. Billy’s family was informed of his death at the end of the episode.

“I had a pretty good idea at the end of last season that that was where the season was going,” showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll told Variety. “We were so incredibly lucky to have Taye Diggs be part of this production from day one, so one of the things that we’d always talked about was, we have no idea of how long we would be able to hold on to him. I mean, he’s Taye Diggs. So we were like, let’s always make sure we’re communicating with each other, and when it feels like it’s the right time, if we’re both feeling that way, we’ll have the conversation and figure out a really dope way to have him exit the show.”

Carroll knew that this was the only way to have Billy exit the show.

“Even though it was so far in advance, I already knew that whenever it would happen, that this was how I was going to do it. I pitched it to him like I was pitching an episode, beat by beat, even though it was still easily a year away,” she said. “He was like, ‘It feels like the right time and it feels like the right way to do it.’ It just felt right for both of us.”

All American is the only The CW show renewed for next season so far and a report claims that only two more shows will get renewals.

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