I’m sure a lot of you werewolf fans are absolutely sick of the current vampire craze. I mean, they’re everywhere – movies, TV shows, books, video games and even clothing. Vampires have taken over the world! But there is good news for fans of the furry kind, the Fox TV network is looking to get back into the werewolf business and they’re currently developing a new werewolf show, with the assistance of DreamWorks, called “Howl.”
This new project is being written by Joshua Miller and M.A. Fortin and DreamWorks TV Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will be the executive producers. Let’s hope that they make it awesome. As of right now, they are describing “Howl” as an epic family saga about families of werewolves in a small Alaskan town that are warring with one another. “Alaska is a place where people disappear and now you know why,” Miller said. The script also reflects the changes that are going on in the country, and “metamorphosis and constant change is the basis of werewolf mythology,” he added. “Howl” is about “the psychology of living with change.” Interesting.
This isn’t the first time the Fox network has tackled a werewolf show, their first series was the 1987 show “Werewolf,” which also revolved around the mythic creatures. Besides that, more recently CBS aired the short-lived “Wolf Lake,” while MTV is currently developing a new take on the 1980s movie “Teen Wolf.”
So far not much more is known on this new show, but kudos to Fox for shying away from the world of vampires and taking a leap with the oh so awesome werewolves. I’ll have my fingers crossed for this show, maybe we’ll get lucky and it will kick all sorts of ass. But if all fails at least we’ll get a little werewolf love in the upcoming third season of the vampire drama, True Blood.