Though Purcell has now deleted the Instagram post announcing his departure altogether, in an updated caption on Saturday, he claimed that the original post was to watch the press “be click-bated.” However, he still maintained that he is leaving the show, writing: “Truth is yes I am leaving @cw_legendsoftomorrow but will come back periodically.”
“It’s a handshake deal with my boss Phil Klemmer. I don’t have a beef with studio @warnerbrostv,” he continued in the now-deleted Instagram post.
Purcell first made the announcement on Friday night, indicating the decision came out of conflict with the studio.
“Deal isn’t done,” he wrote in the original caption. “I have no interest. What ever cash they throw on the corporate level.