The creator of Teen Wolf, Jeff Davisexplained why the upcoming cinematic continuation is actually the show’s seventh season.
Speaking to SFX Magazine, Davis called the upcoming Teen Wolf: The Movie “a monumental undertaking. The first cut was three hours long. Part of this is because there are so many characters to serve. At the end of writing the film, I realized, ‘Oh my God. This is basically the seventh season in one film. And he continued: “We have packed a lot in this film. We tried to give the fans great moments, heartbreaking moments and funny moments, giving them a return to what the show was, but also some new ones like Vince Mattis, who plays Eli, Derek Hale’s son.”
Teen Wolf is a teen supernatural drama series that aired on MTV from June 2011 to September 2017, running for 100 episodes over six seasons. The series — loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name — follows a young werewolf (Tyler Posey) who defends his California town from supernatural creatures and other threats. A sequel in the form of the Paramount+ original film was announced in September 2021 and filming will take place from March to May 2022. Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction) directed the continuation of the film from a screenplay written by Davis.
A new evil emerges in Teen Wolf: The Motion Picture
Teen Wolf: The Movie takes place several years after the events of the series finale and picks up with Scott McCall now residing in Los Angeles and still struggling to move on after being a hero. Davis explained that the time shift gave “a chance to recalibrate all of these characters,” with Scott taking a job spotting substandard infrastructure on construction sites. However, “when a terrifying new evil emerges, Scott McCall and the rest of his pack return to Beacon Hills.” According to the film’s official synopsis, “Scott rallies the Banshees, Werecoyotes, Hellhounds, Kitsune, and other shapeshifters of the night. With the help of new allies, trusted friends, and the return of a long lost love, Scott and his pack just might have a chance.”
In addition to Posey, most of the original Teen Wolf cast returned for the film, including Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Colton Haynes, Shelley Hennig, Dylan Sprayberry, Linden Ashby, Melissa Ponzio, JR Bourne, Khylin Rhambo , Orny Adams, Seth Gilliam, Ryan Kelley, Ian Bohen and John Posey. Newcomers to the series include Vince Mattis as Eli Hale, Amy Lin Workman as Hikari Zhang and LB Fisher as Coach Hogan, while Nobi Nakanishi, who played a young Katashi in flashbacks to Season 3 of Teen Wolf will appear as Agent Ishida.
All six seasons of the series are currently available to stream on Paramount+. Teen Wolf: The Movie debuts on Paramount+ on January 26.
Teen Wolf: The Movie contains the entire seventh season in a single film