Teen Wolf, one of MTV’s biggest hit series, is howling up a storm on the internet with the recent announcement that the beloved series is getting a revival. Earlier this week, Paramount made the announcement that the hit series is headed for the big screen with a Teen Wolf movie. While it’s been over a decade since everyone’s favorite beta werewolf first graced the halls of Beacon Hill High, the majority of the original series cast and crew are set to reprise their roles for the film.
The returning cast for the Teen Wolf movie will include Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, Holland Roden as Lydia Martin, Shelley Hennig as Malia Tate, Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, Orny Adams as Coach Bobby Finstock, Linden Ashby as Sheriff Noah Stilinski, JR Bourne as Chris Argent, Seth Gilliam as Dr. Alan Deaton, Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore, Ryan Kelley as Deputy Jordan Parrish, Melissa Ponzio as Melissa McCall, and Dylan Sprayberry as Liam Dunbar. However, three series regulars were left out of the casting. Dylan O’Brien’s Stiles Stilinski, Arden Cho’s Kira Yukimura, and Tyler Hoechlin’s Derek Hale were left off of the casting lineup.
O’Brien, who played Stiles, served as protagonist Tyler Posey’s best friend. However, he left the series in season 7 before later returning to wrap up his character’s story arc. Since the series wrap, O’Brien hinted at mixed feelings about ever reprising his role for a Teen Wolf movie. Tyler Hoechlin, who played an alpha werewolf in the first four seasons, was expected to return and may still. However, he is currently filming scenes for his CW series, Superman & Lois. As for Cho, who played thunder Kitsune in season 3, was rumored to have turned the role down. According to reports, the Asian actress was only offered half the per-episode salary as her three leading counterparts, despite being a series regular.
Originally airing in 2011 on MTV, Teen Wolf was an instant success for the studio that was notorious for releasing bad tv sitcoms and one-off reality shows. The first season became an instant hit amongst critics who were delightfully shocked. The supernatural teen drama was a spin-off from the original 1985 Teen Wolf movie that featured Michael J. Fox as the high school nerd with the full moon secret. In the modern revival, the young werewolf defends his California town from supernatural creatures among other threats.
The upcoming Teen Wolf movie will once again be helmed by series’ developer Jeff Davis, MTV Entertainment Studios, and MGM’s Orion Television. While still in early developmental stages, the official plot for the movie begins with a full moon rising in Beacon Hills, bringing with it a terrifying evil. The wolves are howling once again, calling for the return of banshees, werecoyotes, hellhounds, kitsunes, and every other shapeshifter in the night. But only a werewolf-like Scott McCall, no longer a teenager yet still an alpha, can gather both new allies and reunite trusted friends to fight back against what could be the most powerful and deadliest enemy they’ve ever faced.
While ecstatic to see the gang together once again after the series wrapped up production five years ago, fans will surely miss the presence of some fan-favorite characters. Many fans were surely hoping to see a progression in the Lydia/Stiles relationship in the Teen Wolf movie. Moreso, it will be interesting to see how exactly the film’s writers will explain Stiles absence, despite his friends and girlfriend all returning. Even more peculiar is how the film will introduce the return of Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, as Allison died tragically in the show’s third season. Teen Wolf will premiere on Paramount Plus late this year.