Teen Wolf Wins TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites Cover Contest
Howl to the yeah! “It doesn’t surprise me,” says Tyler Posey, who plays leading lycan Scott McCall, of Teen Wolf’s big win in our Fan Favorites cover contest. “Our fans are the most dedicated people I’ve ever met.”
And he’s met a lot of them. Since the show’s premiere in 2011, Posey and the Teen Wolf pack have been actively engaging followers on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. And while social-media back-and-forth can be overwhelming for some showrunners, executive producer Jeff Davis sees the value in interacting with even the most ferocious Wolf viewers. “I love talking about the show,” he explains. “You get to see up close and personal how people react to it, which is rare for writers.”
Especially since that reaction could easily have been meh. How hot could anything based on a campy 1985 Michael J. Fox big-screen comedy really be? “I completely agree,” says Posey. “There’s no way anyone would have expected what we created [to be good].” Or bring in big numbers. But the first half of Season 3 was Wolf’s highest-rated, most-watched batch of episodes to date, drawing an average of 2.8 million viewers per week and helping MTV move beyond Snooki and that bevy of teen moms. “Our show is well-done, smart and real,” Posey adds. “As real as you can be with teen werewolves, right?”
It helps that the drama — which has already been renewed for a fourth season and is getting an after-show in January called Wolf Watch — is about more than just furry teen beasts. Davis has filled the fictional town of Beacon Hills with lizard monsters, disfigured Druid maniacs, banshees and, of course, supernaturally sexy high schoolers. Yet at its heart, the show is about human relationships. Romances straight and gay, bromances, friendships — even parent-child dynamics — are in the mix, seasoned with humor, horror and the kind of ensemble chemistry that comes once in a full moon.
“It was my way to do a TV version of The Lost Boys, a movie I loved as a kid, and to get some of the fun Buffy had back onto television,” Davis explains. “I wanted to do a show that didn’t take itself too seriously, that had plenty of action and a comedic feel.” In other words, Wolf is a horse of a different color.
“We all realized it was special when we read the pilot script,” says Tyler Hoechlin (recently ousted Alpha Derek Hale), adding that it was Davis’s fang-sharp writing and the early critical raves that first clued the cast in to what was coming. “We were like, ‘OK, we’re getting good feedback, so hopefully the fan base will come next.’ But we did not expect the fan base to be what it is. It’s really incredible!”
For more on Teen Wolf, pick up this week’s issue of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands Thursday, Dec. 5!
Source: TV Guide
Spoiler: Someone will be on the brink of death
Jackie: I saw you guys were on the Teen Wolf set. In desperate need of scoop!
Someone will be on the brink of death throughout the majority of season 3B! Relax, take a deep breath and find comfort in the fact that Holland Roden tells us Lydia has barely screamed this season, which is good considering her Banshee power is being able to sense impending death.
Source: E! Online
Video Interviews – The cast of Teen Wolf about Season 3B
Click here for the interview with Executive Producer Jeff Davis
Click here for the interview with Melissa Ponzio
Click here for the interview with Charlie Carver
Click here for the interview with Max Carver
Click here for the interview with Holland Roden
Click here for the interview with Linden Ashby
Allison’s New Weapon: A Katana Sword?!
Allison Argent’s weapon of choice has been her trusty bow and arrow ever since she joined her family’s werewolf-hunting ranks, but now that the Argent clan’s vendetta against lycanthropes has expanded to all sorts of other, more sinister creatures (um, hello, Darach!), it’s time she learned a few new tricks.
We previously reported that “Teen Wolf”‘s Season 3 return will dive deep into the world of the Japanese Kitsune myth, and these exclusive set photos show that it won’t just be newbie Arden Cho’s awesome black belt moves that’ll help usher in the theme. In the pics, Crystal Reed wields a katana sword, which is the same traditional Japanese-made blade used by the samurais! Goin’ medieval, we see — and in more ways than one…
In the new teaser below, Scott’s one true love gets a supernatural scaring for the books inside a dark morgue (obviously). Between this and Stiles’ endless nightmare, bitches be goin’ crazy in Beacon Hills! We blame it all on the ice bath.
Source: MTV’s Remote Control
Teen Wolf’s Season 3 – New Promo Video
The Secret Circle’s Shelley Hennig joins Teen Wolf!
Something wicked is heading to Beacon Hills!
The Secret Circle’s Shelley Hennig is set to appear on the upcoming season of Teen Wolf, E! News has exclusively confirmed. Hennig, who played the coven leader Diana on the shortlived CW cult-drama, is joining the MTV hit series, which returns on Jan. 6, in a top-secret, highly guarded role. Seriously, if we spilled any details, we’re pretty sure the Kanima, Deucalion and all of the show’s other big bads would team up against us.
Teen Wolf will introduce “a new mythology” when it returns in January that is “based on the Kitsune myth, which some people might know a little bit about,” executive producer Jeff Davis teased. “It is a very, very fascinating Japanese shapeshifter myth about the were-fox and the trickster spirit.”
Source: E! Online
Teen Wolf Creator Teases Winter Return, Mystery of Lydia, Scott’s Parents and More
I know this is a pretty old article, but recently came across this, and haven’t got a clue if I shared it already or not. Executive Producer Jeff Davis sat down with TV Fanatic to talk about the return of Teen Wolf (Note: January 6th!) the mystery of Lydia, Scott’s parents and more;
TV Fanatic: I love when any show goes back to its origins, especially going back to the pilot.
Jeff Davis: Don’t they look so young?
TVF: Yes! But why was this the right time to go back to the beginning?
JD: Personally, I love cyclical stories and I like the idea that all three of them (Scott, Stiles and Allison) had a connection back then…I wanted it to seem like a chapter of their lives was ending, that we were closing the book on this and starting something new. It’s almost like their childhood is ending when they go into those tubs.
They’re seeing themselves as much younger. They’re seeing themselves, essentially, as naïve children that have been thrust into this world and now they’re dealing with it as adults and saving the adults. It felt like a fun gift to give the audience who has paid such close attention to the show to show how everything comes to full circle. You can compare the circles on the tree to Tyler’s tattoo. That’s why we titled it ‘Lunar Ellipse.’
TVF: What’s the relationship between Scott’s Mom and Dad?
JD: It’s not good and it all has to do with something that happened in the past and we’re going to dig deep into what that mystery is. It’s something Scott doesn’t know about.
TVF: Does it have any ties to Scott being a wolf and his journey?
JD: I wouldn’t say it has any ties into the supernatural. We knew that we were going to introduce Scott’s Dad eventually and I was a bit adamant that if we were going to do it that he not have any initial ties to the supernatural. I wanted to explore just a regular human relationship and see how that creates difficulties. One of my favorite relationships in the show has been Stilinski and Stiles and we held off on bringing Stilinski into the know as long as we could to keep that relationship grounded.
TVF: One of the big questions this season has been ‘Who is Lydia?’ and we know she’s a Banshee, but is that the complete answer or is there more of that to come as to who she is?
JD: There’s more to come and there’s more to come about her power and about her relationship with Peter and what it has to do with that power. She’s one of the most fun characters to write for because her character arc is so big.
TVF: Is it safe to say that Peter Hale is going to be the villain of the next cycle of episodes?
JD: I wouldn’t call him the villain. I’d call him an antagonist. Always plotting.
TVF: Is there a time jump between where we left off with the summer finale and the next cycle?
JD: Just about three weeks, which allows us to do a Halloween episode.
Read more: TV Fanatic
Photo Archive – Cast of Teen Wolf at TV Guide Magazine’s Hot List Party – Nov 4
Casting News: Gina Holden joins the cast of Teen Wolf
Gina Holden joins the cast of Teen Wolf. Who will she be playing? She said it’s top secret!
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Casting News: Ryan Kelley as Deputy Sheriff Perish
Ryan Kelley has booked an arc on MTV’s Teen Wolf as the newest member of Beacon Hills Sheriff’s Department, young Deputy Sheriff Perish. He’ll assist Sheriff Stilinski (Linden Ashby) in uncovering the mysterious supernatural occurrences that plague the murder prone Northern California town before becoming part of the mystery himself. He is repped by APA and Untitled.