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Teen Wolf Season 5 debuted on Monday June 29, 2015 at 10pm.

The series tells a single story in 20 parts as opposed to what we saw in Season 3 with two distinct stories in 12 episode arcs.

Season 5 returned with new episodes on Tuesday, January 5 2016 at 9PM on MTV.

Plot

Season 5 is shown as a series of flashbacks revealed during an interview between Dr. Valack and Lydia Martin as he struggles to help her remember what happened leading up to a final confrontation between her friends and the The Dread Doctors.

Season 5 takes place during Scott McCall's senior year at Beacon Hills High School.

Network Synopsis

On Monday April 13 MTV updated the official Teen Wolf website with this synopsis -

“On the eve of Senior Year, Scott and his friends find themselves facing the possibility of a future without each other, a next phase of their lives that might take them in different directions despite their best intentions. Little do they know that outside forces are already plotting to break the pack apart long before they ever see graduation. New villains that use a combination of science and the supernatural for a malevolent and mysterious purpose that will eventually pit Scott and his friends against their greatest enemy yet.”


Episode Guide

Image # Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
Teen Wolf News new creature glowing goo
#501 Creatures of the Night Jeff Davis Russell Mulcahy June 29, 2015
The Season 5 premiere opens on the eve of senior year: Scott and his pack deal with the arrival of a new enemy and the return of an old friend.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 2 Parasomnia Theo with Hammer
#502 Parasomnia Jeff Davis Tim Andrew June 30, 2015
Stiles is suspicious of a new classmate; and Lydia helps a student with night terrors.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 3 Dreamcatcher Donavan eye
#503 Dreamcatchers Talia Gonzalez & Bisanne Masoud Russell Mulcahy July 6, 2015
Scott tracks a new shapeshifter that's threatening Stilinski; and Malia receives information about her mother.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 4 Condition Terminal Donovan new teeth
#504 Condition Terminal Jeff Davis & Ian Stokes Bronwen Hughes July 13, 2015
Stiles tracks a fugitive and Liam plays wingman for Mason at a nightclub.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 5 A Novel Approach Valack
#505 A Novel Approach Angela Harvey Tim Andrew July 20, 2015
The pack enters Eichen House in order to learn more about the Dread Doctors.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 6 Required Reading Chimera chews wires
#506 Required Reading Jeff Davis & Ian Stokes Alice Troughton July 27, 2015
Scott and his friends follow Dr. Valack's advice; and experience strange effects as a result.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 7 Strange Frequencies Hayden transformed
#507 Strange Frequencies Angela Harvey Russell Mulcahy Aug 3, 2015
An attack by the Dread Doctors complicates Scott's plan to protect the latest victim.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 8 Ouroborus Corey and the Dread Doctors
#508 Ouroboros Will Wallace David Daniel Aug 10, 2015
Scott and Malia set out to rescue their captured friends; and Deaton makes a horrific discovery about the Dread Doctors.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 9 Lies of Omission Scott down
#509 Lies of Omission Eric Wallace Tim Andrew Aug 17, 2015
Scott turns to an unlikely ally for help; and Stiles and Lydia seek the truth about Parrish.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 10 Status Asthmaticus supermoon
#510 Status Asthmaticus Jeff Davis & Ian Stokes Russell Mulcahy Aug 24, 2015
Scott and the pack face what may be their biggest threat yet.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 11 The Last Chimera Theo comes for Stiles
#511 The Last Chimera Jeff Davis Russell Mulcahy Jan 5, 2016
In spite of the deep rift in their friendship, Scott and Stiles must strive to figure out what’s behind the mysterious infection that’s killing Sheriff Stilinski.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 12 Damnatio Memoriae Stiles talks to his dad
#512 Damnatio Memoriae Brian Sieve Tim Andrew Jan 12, 2016
Without the support of his pack, Scott confronts what the Dread Doctors’ deadly success means for Beacon Hills.
Teen-Wolf-Season-5-Episode-13-Codominance-The-Beast-of-Gevaudan
#513 Codominance Will Wallace Jennifer Lynch Jan 19, 2016
Noshiko Yukimura and her daughter travel to New Mexico and take extreme measures to help Kira deal with her dark side. Lydia is surprised at Eichen House.
Teen-Wolf-Season-5-Episode-14-Sword-and-Spirit-Beast-Roar
#514 The Sword and the Spirit Angela L. Harvey Kate Eastridge Jan 26, 2016
As Scott tries to put his pack back together, Malia and a new ally set out to rescue Deaton from The Desert Wolf.
Teen-Wolf-Season-5-Episode-15-Amplification-Kira-hits-the-power
#515 Amplification Lindsay Jewett Sturman Russell Mulcahy Feb 2, 2016
Upon learning that Lydia is in danger, Stiles makes a plan to break her out of Eichen House; Theo has his own plans.
Teen Wolf Season 5 Episode 16 lie ability Lydia under Eichen
#516 Lie Ability Eric Wallace Russell Mulcahy Feb 9, 2016
Trapped in Eichen House with Theo and his Chimera Pack, Scott must try to rescue Lydia before it’s too late.
Teen-Wolf-Season-5-Episode-17-A-Credible-Threat-Coach-Finstock
#517 A Credible Threat Jeff Davis Tim Andrew Feb 16, 2016
Scott and his pack use a charity lacrosse game in a deadly gambit to figure out the identity of the Beast.
Teen-Wolf-Season-5-Episode-18-Maid-of-Gevaudan-kills-beast
#518 Maid of Gevaudan (Episode) Jeff Davis Joseph P. Genier Feb 23, 2016
Hoping to align with a familiar ally, the Argents reveal a key clue to the mystery of the Beast of Gevaudan. Meanwhile, Scott tries to take on the Beast himself.
Teen-Wolf-Season-5-Episode-19-the-beast-of-beacon-hills-Mason-eyes
#519 The Beast of Beacon Hills Eric Wallace Tim Andrew Mar 1, 2016
With the identity of the Beast finally revealed, Scott and his friends are in a race against time to stop the Dread Doctors from implementing their final plan.
Teen-Wolf-Season-5-Episode-20-Apotheosis-Parrish-and-the-Beast
#520 Apotheosis Jeff Davis Russell Mulcahy Mar 8, 2016
In the Season 5 finale, Scott and his friends try to stop the Beast before Beacon Hills is razed to the ground.

Cast

Returning

New This Season

Other

Opening Credits

Teen Wolf Season 5 Opening Titles MTV00:44

Teen Wolf Season 5 Opening Titles MTV

Promotion Part 1

On April 12, 2015 - MTV released the first tease/promo for Teen Wolf Season 5. It includes mention of a new group of villains known only as "The Doctors."

Teen Wolf 'Villain' Official Teaser (Season 5) MTV00:21

Teen Wolf 'Villain' Official Teaser (Season 5) MTV

On May 21, 2015 - MTV released a trailer for Season 5 featuring most of the core cast and some newcomers.

Teen Wolf (Season 5) Official Trailer MTV01:46

Teen Wolf (Season 5) Official Trailer MTV

On May 26, 2015 - MTV released a "high concept" tease.

Teen Wolf Season 5 Promo - Bad Blood Will Reign (Off-Screen)00:46

Teen Wolf Season 5 Promo - Bad Blood Will Reign (Off-Screen)

On June 15, 2015 - MTV released the first six minutes of Creatures of the Night.

Teen Wolf The Official FIRST Scene of Season 5 MTV06:09

Teen Wolf The Official FIRST Scene of Season 5 MTV

On June 19, 2015 - MTV released another trailer with footage from the upcoming season.

Teen Wolf 'They’re Coming for All Of Us' Official Promo (Season 5) MTV00:31

Teen Wolf 'They’re Coming for All Of Us' Official Promo (Season 5) MTV

Promotion Part 2

On October 9, 2015, during the Teen Wolf panel at New York Comic Con, MTV released the first promo for Season 5 Part 2.

Teen Wolf Promo Season 5 Part 2 NYCC01:36

Teen Wolf Promo Season 5 Part 2 NYCC

On November 23, 2015 MTV released the second promotional video for Season 5 Part 2.

Teen Wolf (Season 5B) Official Trailer MTV01:43

Teen Wolf (Season 5B) Official Trailer MTV

On December 2, 2015 MTV released the third promotion video for Season 5 Part 2. It is entitled "Hope."

Teen Wolf Season 5b Promo HOPE00:28

Teen Wolf Season 5b Promo HOPE

On December 30, 2015 MTV released a five minute scene. While it was widely reported to be the first five minutes of The Last Chimera, it was actually a scene from Damnatio Memoriae.

Teen Wolf (Season 5) ‘Layden Runs for Their Lives’ Official Sneak Peek MTV05:26

Teen Wolf (Season 5) ‘Layden Runs for Their Lives’ Official Sneak Peek MTV

Production

MTV ordered a 20 episode Season 5 and announced the show's renewal during San Diego Comic Con in July 2014.[1]

Tyler Posey said in July that production on Season 5 was set to begin "in December" but their hiatus was extended.

On December 27, 2014, Davis released an image of the script for episode #501 showing the title Creatures of the Night with the caption "Back at it."

In January, Teen Wolf Writer/Producer Eric Wallace reported that season will begin airing in June of 2015. 

Filming officially began on February 9, 2015 with studio shots at Teen Wolf Headquarters in Northridge, California. 

The production officially wrapped Episode 10 on May 29. Actors and Crew are currently on a short hiatus. Writers returned on June 15 to begin work on the second half of the season.

Production began on the second half of Season 5 on August 24, 2015 at Teen Wolf Headquarters in Northridge, California. Principal photography is expected to wrap on December 18th. New episodes will air on Tuesdays at 9 PM EST starting on January 5, 2016.

Known Locations

  • During the first week of filming Season 5, cast and crew shot several days at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California. PCHS provides exteriors for Beacon Hills High School.
  • Production moved to the woods near Malibu Creek on February 18, 2015. This area is used mainly for exteriors in the Beacon Hills Preserve
  • The following week found several cast members in a drained swimming pool/skate park called the "humpbowl" in  a quiet neighborhood in Winnetka, California.
  • They returned to Woodley Park on March 3, 2015. The athletic fields at the park serve as the Beacon Hills High School lacrosse fields.
  • Later that week, they shot a chase scene along the Los Angeles River near the 6th Street Viaduct.
  • March 24 saw a return to the Mary Andrews Clark Memorial Home near downtown Los Angeles. The building serves as the exterior of Eichen House in the Teen Wolf Universe.
  • On April 23, the production moved into the Terminal Island Water Reclamation Plant in San Pedro, California.
  • In September, Teen Wolf took over the historic Municipal Warehouse No.1 on Signal Street inside the Port of LA.
  • December took the production to Griffith Park where fake snow transformed the Los Angeles landmark into 18th Century France for Maid of Gevaudan.

Funding

Just like Seasons 3 and 4, Season 5 was partially funded by the State of California through tax credits available to television productions.[2]

The funding required that Teen Wolf be filmed within the state of California and production on Season 5 had to begin during the state's fiscal year 2015.

Teen Wolf was alloted $11,579,373.00 from the state to offset "Qualified Spending."

According to their application to the state, producers expect to spend $46,317,491.00 over the 20 episodes. They will film during a 183 day period, employ 5160 stand-ins and extras and 130 crew members. 20 actors are considered "cast." This includes the regular characters, guest stars, and minor speaking roles.

That puts the Teen Wolf Season 5 cost-per-episode qualified spending estimate at $2.3 million.

Season 5 Behind the Scenes

Visit the Teen Wolf News Season 5 Behind the Scenes page for frequent updates from set.

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