Daniel Ezra is Exiting “All American” as Series Regular After Season 6

Daniel Ezra in
Daniel Ezra in "All American"

After leading All American from its very start, Daniel Ezra is ready to say goodbye to the series that put him on the map. Spencer James’ story will come to an end with the Season 6 finale, and he’s not planning to return as a series regular in the next season.

Ezra has spent the past six years playing Spencer James, a high school football star from South Los Angeles whose life takes a wild turn when he’s recruited to play for the prestigious Beverly Hills High. His exit makes sense in the grand scheme of things, since Spencer was drafted to the NFL in Season 6, and a time jump in the episode “Victory Lap” sees him playing in the Super Bowl.

Ezra will miss playing Spencer after his exit, and he said he hopes it’s been as fun to watch him as it has been to play him;

“After making the difficult decision to leave All American, my sole focus became completing the journey of the most life-affirming character I’ve ever played in the manner he deserves. Thanks to Nkechi and the writers, I got my wish. Season six is Spencer’s goodbye,” said Ezra in a statement.

Season 6 of All American will conclude on July 15, and The CW already renewed it for its seventh season.