MTV’s Mid 2000s Teen Wolf series by Jeff Davis was one of the best surprises to hit the non music video playing network. Awash in a sea of Real World vs Road Rules challenges and Teen Mom shows, Teen Wolf scratched the horror itch for fright fans while capitalizing on the teen angst for the Twilight holdover fans. Now the series is jumping onto the Paramount + network with its original cast and creator for a Teen Wolf movie.
As part of a new overall Paramount + deal series creator Jeff Davis has signed with MTV Entertainment Studios, Variety has learned exclusively.
Davis’ multi-year deal will see him write and executive produce the film, with talks currently underway with original series cast members to return. The news comes on the four year anniversary of the original “Teen Wolf” finale on MTV.
In addition to the “Teen Wolf” movie, Davis will also develop a new series for the streamer based on Edo Van Belkom’s “Wolf Pack” books, with Davis serving as showrunner on that series. Finally, the previously announced “Aeon Flux” live-action reboot — on which Davis will serve as showrunner and pilot director — has moved over to Paramount Plus after originally being set up at MTV. Hopefully the reboot of Aeon Flux will have an accurate live action costume design this time around. Unlike the horrible and forgettable Charlize Theron film.
In the “Teen Wolf” movie, a terrifying evil has emerged in the town of Beacon Hills. 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.
Tyler Posey starred as McCall in the original series, with the cast also including Dylan O’Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Colton Haynes, and Arden Cho. It was loosely based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox feature comedy of the same name. The show aired on MTV from 2011-2017 for six seasons and 100 episodes. In December, the full series will be available to stream on Paramount Plus.