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Teen Wolf (2011 TV series)
Teen Wolf is an American television series that currently airs on MTV, and in reruns onTeenNick. The series premiered on June 5, 2011, following the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.Teen Wolf is a supernatural drama series that follows Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a high school student and social outcast who is bitten by a werewolf while wandering in the woods. Scott attempts to maintain a normal life, keeping the fact of his being a werewolf secret from everyone, with the exception of his best friend "Stiles" Stilinski (Dylan O'Brien), who helps him through the changes in his life and body, and another mysterious werewolf, Derek Hale (Tyler Hoechlin). The second season is set to premiere on June 3, 2012.
The series received a generally positive response from critics, earning a score of 61 out of 100 on review site Metacritic. The show's premiere drew in a total of 2.18 million viewers.The show has been renewed for a second season. In the UK & Ireland it's airing on Sky Living, in Australia on Fox8 and in Canada on MuchMusic
Main article: List of Teen Wolf episodes
The series revolves around social outcast Scott McCall, a young lacrosse-playing student at Beacon Hills High School. His life drastically changes when he is bitten by a werewolf one night. Upon discovery that he is a werewolf, with the help of his best friend, Stiles, and the mysterious werewolf, Derek, he is forced to learn to balance his newfound identity among the many dangers that it presents with his teenage life. He must keep his loved ones safe and balance the relationships he shares with each person around him. Scott is also having trouble with keeping his secret from the girl he loves, and later finds out she is part of a family that hunts werewolves.The theme of "finding your place" is a prevalent undertone in the series that is mirrored by the pack mentality of werewolves.In season one, Scott is faced with the reality of choosing between love and his newly found responsibilities as a werewolf. He must figure out ways to keep his loved ones safe, balance the relationships he already shares with new relationships he makes, and deal with himself as a werewolf under the full moon. The characters around him must also deal with problems of their own, which somehow ties down to Scott, as they all make discoveries along the way.
CastMain article: List of Teen Wolf characters
The series took a hit ending, with Derek becoming the Alpha, Scott continues to be a beta werewolf. Season 2 is set to return in the summer of 2012, announced after the season finale with an interview with Dylan O'Brien (Stiles Stilinski), and Crystal Reed (Allison Argent) announcing that Teen Wolf has been picked up for a second season.
Development and productionIn June 2009, MTV announced that they would be adapting Teen Wolf into a new television series "with a greater emphasis on romance, horror and werewolf mythology" This is the second television adaptation of the movie. An animated version aired on CBS from 1986-87.Australian director Russell Mulcahy directed the pilot presentation. MTV's Teen Wolf became a re-imagining of the Michael J. Fox film from 1985 with the creator and executive producer, Jeff Davis developing a darker, sexier and edgier version than the original. Davis' desire was to make a thriller with comedic overtones with a tone more similar to that of the The Lost Boys. Once the show was a go, Davis lined up Russell Mulcahy, who added the horror to the project. According to Davis, it all started with an idea to do a homage to Stand by Me, in the beginning, where the kids go out and search for a body in the woods and it's not quite what they expect. On the werewolf look they went for something a little more Pan¡¯s Labyrinth. Guillermo Del Toro's creatures were an inspiration, describing them as beautiful, elegant and scary, at the same time.Casting announcements were all announced in December 2010, with the main cast being, Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden and Colton Haynes. Posey was cast as the lead Scott McCall, a dorky high-school student who after being bitten by a werewolf, starts to notice changes in himself, Reed playing Allison Argent, a sweet new girl at school who is immediately attracted to Scott, Hoechlin playing Derek Hale, a handsome local boy who in fact is a vicious and predatory werewolf, O'Brien playing Stiles, Scott's best friend and the show's comic relief, Roden playing Lydia Martin, Jackson Whittemore's popular and controlling girlfriend, and Haynes playing Jackson Whittemore, Scott's lacrosse teammate and rival.Production on 12 episodes began in October 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. MTV released a sneak peek of the first eight minutes of the pilot on their website, on May 31, 2011. Teen Wolf episodes are composed by music composer Dino Meneghin.