Ryan Buell leaving Paranormal State because “we need some freedom to be and to grow”
The A&E reality series Paranormal State will lose its star and subject after five seasons of following Ryan Buell and his Pennsylvania State University Paranormal Research Society after Ryan announced he was quitting the show. However, the future of the series is unclear; an A&E representative told me that there is no official word yet whether it will continue without him and PRS or be cancelled.
Last week, in a long blog post explaining why he’s ending the show, Ryan—who last year came out as bisexual—wrote that “as we started to get towards the end of the fifth season, I began to realize that I was having a hard time, physically and mentally with everything,” and adds that “we need some freedom to be and to grow.”
Also in the post, he discusses the evolution of the series, and says that it “was never 100% our vision” because of the collaborate nature of TV. He says that, last Wednesday, “I informed the producers and the network that I would not be returning.”
Ryan wrote on Twitter that “there are still seven new episodes of PRS on Paranormal State to watch.”