More Updates for the New MTV Series, Teen Wolf Remake

I think I only know one person who actually liked this show when it was still being aired, –and that’s saying a lot, because pretty much everyone I know loves werewolves, –and the majority of them like werewolves more than vampires. So when rumors of the remake show of Teen Wolf started circulating, I started asking around. Not too many big fans of the cartoon series. Quite a few fans of the movie though, including myself. The remake, however, does look promising. Non offense intended for Michael J Fox or anything, it’s just that he’s not quite as hot as Tyler Posey from Lincoln Heights, –and a few other roles in popular television series.

The New York Post shares some more info about the new show:

“MTV’s version will star Tyler Posey (“Lincoln Heights“) as Scott McCall, a high school student whose love life drastically improves when he turns into a werewolf — after he’s chomped in the side by a “creature” in the woods while helping cops search for a dead body.

“We loved the conceit of the original film and knew the title had a great hook,” MTV series senior VP Liz Gateley said in a statement.

“The creative challenge was to take that title and reinvent it as a horror series for the MTV audience.

“It combines romance and high school to make . . . the perfect thriller for MTV. ”

Werewolves are all-the-rage right now, making appearances (alongside vampires) on the big screen in the “Twilight” saga and on TV in shows like HBO’s “True Blood” and The CW’s “Supernatural.”

In addition to “Lincoln Heights,” Posey, 18, has had roles in “Brothers & Sisters,” “Smallville” and “Without a Trace.”

His co-stars in “Teen Wolf” include Dylan O’Brien — as Scott’s best bud, Stiles — and Crystal Reed as “the mysterious new girl in town” (natch).

Tyler Hoechlin will play an older, “possibly quite dangerous” werewolf — with makeup and special effects for the series provided by Oscar winners KNB Effects Group (“The Chronicles of Narnia”).

Production on the 12-episode, hourlong series — created by Jeff Davis (“Criminal Minds“) — is scheduled to begin this summer.”

That means it’ll probably come out the following spring, or fall, depending on how long it takes them to finish. The only thing I really have against this idea is that it’s an MTV show. Why doesn’t MTV stop putting shows that have nothing to do with music on their channel? It’s idiotic, and makes no sense. I know, it’s probably the oldest complaint about television out there, but I feel deeply betrayed every time I see an episode of Real World. Eck. Oh well, the show still sounds like something we need to check out, and I’m betting there’ll be more drama, more hot people, and better effects. We’ll keep you updated!

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