A few months ago I wrote about MTV’s remake of the 80s classic flick, Teen Wolf. MTV is remaking the movie into a TV series and we finally have some more news on the new furry show. The big news is that they have cast the actor to play our werewolf, Tyler Posey.
The MTV series has found it’s werewolf in Tyler Posey, who is best known for starring in the ABC Family series “Lincoln Heights” and for playing Jennifer Lopez’s little son in the 2002 romantic comedy “Maid in Manhattan.” Other names added to the cast list include: Tyler Hoechlin, Crystal Reed and Dylan O’Brien. “Criminal Minds” creator Jeff Davis will be writing the pilot. So that about sums up all the names, but what about the story?
The show will focus around the nerdy teen wolf, Scott McCall (Posey), as he makes his way through high school after he gains some new kick ass powers after being attacked by a wolf, including the ability to attract the girls. The show looks like it will be a mix of comedy and drama, with Scott’s best friend being played by Dylan. Dylan will be playing the cynical friend that doesn’t believe in Scott’s powers. Then you have the love interest, Crystal, who is the new girl that falls for Scott. And finally, you can’t have a show without a villain, and it’s the other Tyler (Hoechlin) who will be the local big bad werewolf.
For the youngins that have never heard of the hugely popular original Teen Wolf, Teen Wolf hit theaters in 1985 and starred Michael J. Fox. The film told the story of high school student Scott Howard who, while struggling with the pains of being a normal teenager, discovers he is anything but normal when he transforms into a werewolf. Being a werewolf works out well for him at first though, the town (and girls) love their wolf-boy but after a while he starts to miss his old normal life.