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Teen Wolf is an American supernatural drama television series, created by Jeff Davis, which first broadcast on June 5, 2011, on MTV. 2.167 million people viewed the pilot during its initial airing on MTV.

Starring Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, the series follows a teenage werewolf as he faces various supernatural challenges and the more mundane challenges of being a not-so-average teenager.

Teen Wolf is produced by MTV and MGM Television which holds the rights to the original 1985 Teen Wolf movie.

The current Executive Producer/Showrunner is Jeff Davis. Directors Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) and Tim Andrew along with writers Eric Wallace and Lindsay Jewett Sturman receive Co-Executive Producer credits.

Season 1 and Season 2 were filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. Production moved to Los Angeles, California for the remainder of the series.

Development

The show was in development starting in 2008 with Davis hired by MTV to come up with an ongoing series about a teenage werewolf.

In August 2009, based on the strength of Davis’ script, the network ordered a “pilot presentation” or short pilot episode as a proof of concept[1]. Casting was complete in December 2009 [2] and filming of the presentation began shortly after in Atlanta, Georgia.

It wasn't until a year later, November 2010, the network ordered a full 12 episode season and production on additional scenes for the pilot and the rest of the episodes began in earnest.[3]

Season Synopsis

Season 1

Main article Season 1

Season 1 aired in the United States beginning on June 5, 2011 and ending on August 15, 2011. All episodes, save the first, aired on Mondays at 10pm. The first episode, Wolf Moon, aired on Sunday after the MTV Movie Awards. The episode was repeated on the following Monday at 9pm preceding the second episode Second Chance at First Line.

Alone in the woods at night, Scott McCall is bitten by The Alpha and turns into a werewolf. He struggles to balance being a werewolf with his normal life and new love interest Allison Argent. A series of "animal attack" murders leads to the search for The Alpha Werewolf and the discovery that Allison's family has a dark and destructive history with the werewolves of Beacon Hills.

Season 2

Main article Season 2

Season 2 aired in the United States beginning on June 3, 2012 and ending on August 13, 2012. All episodes, except the first, aired on Mondays at 10pm. The first episode, Omega, aired on Sunday following the MTV Movie Awards. The episode was repeated on the following Monday at 9pm preceding the second episode Shape Shifted.

Just a few days after the events that ended Season 1, a funeral brings the Argent family patriarch, Gerard, to Beacon Hills. Scott McCall and his friends are caught up in Gerard's apparent thirst for revenge against werewolves and a series of murders carried out by a new shape-shifting creature.

Season 3

Main article Season 3

Season 3 aired in the United States beginning on June 3, 2013.

Unlike the previous 2, Season 3 consists of 24 episodes split into 12 episode blocks. The first block, Season 3(a), ended on August 19, 2013.

Four months after the events of Season 2, Scott begins his junior year at Beacon Hills High School. He's spent a peaceful summer focused on being a better student and a better son. His calm is shattered by the arrival of The Alpha Pack and a new string of mysterious ritual killings.

The second block of episodes, Season 3(b), debuted on January 6, 2014 and achieved highest ratings of the series to date.

A few weeks after the Darach's defeat, Scott and his friends face a new threat in the form of an ancient Japanese spirit known as the Nogitsune.

Season 3 ended on March 24, 2014.

Season 4

Main article Season 4

Season 4 began airing in the United States on June 23, 2014 and ended on September 8, 2014.

The story picks up a few weeks after Allison's death as Scott and his friends face constant attacks from assassins in the employ of an unseen Benefactor. Peter Hale and Kate Argent form an alliance and try to kill Scott.

Season 5

Main article Season 5

Season 5 is different than all previous seasons in that it will tell a single story over 20 episodes.

New episodes began airing on June 29, 2015. Season 5 marked the departure of actor Tyler Hoechlin from the regular cast.

Scott, Stiles, Lydia, Kira, and Malia begin their senior year in high school as fellow students are kidnapped and turned into bizarre hybrid chimeras by the Dread Doctors.

Season 6

Main article Season 6

Season 6 is divided into two, ten-episode arcs. The first ten-episode block aired between November 15, 2016 and January 31, 2017.

The second and final ten-episode block began on July 30, 2017.

During the first half of the season, Scott's Pack confronts a new supernatural menace in the form of The Wild Hunt. Ghost Riders take people and erase all memory that they ever existed.

The second half of the season dealt with the Anuk-Ite. The creature escaped from the Wild Hunt when Scott's Pack and Garrett Douglas interfered with the Ghost Riders. The creature's escape increased fear among the population of Beacon Hills. Gerard Argent used the fear to field an army of hunters and ordinary people against Scott and the other supernaturals.

Series Ratings

Main Article: Teen Wolf Ratings

EDITOR'S NOTE: With the rapid shift in American television viewing habits, the traditional rating system no longer accurately reflects the number of total viewers for each episode. The Nielsen Company does not provide the full audience numbers including all forms of streaming, DVR viewing and other means by which people watch the show so we currently have no means of reliable audience reporting.

Teen Wolf remained MTV's highest-rated original scripted show throughout its six-season run despite the severe shift away from traditional television viewing.

  • The most-watched episode in Season 1 is Wolf Moon, the least watched episode is Heart Monitor.
  • The most-watched episode in Season 2 is Omega, the least watched episode is Raving.
  • The most-watched episode in Season 3 is Anchors, the least watched to date is Frayed.
  • The most-watched episode from Season 4 is The Dark Moon
  • The most-watched episode out of all the episodes is Anchors, the least watched episode out of all the episodes is Status Asthmaticus.

Season Averages

Average Viewers in Millions

Season

Season Average
Season 1 1.69
Season 2 1.70
Season 3(a) 1.9
Season 3(b) 2.05
Season 4 1.61

Awards

Saturn Awards

  • Winner: 2012 Best Youth-Oriented Television Series
  • Winner: 2013 Best Youth-Oriented Television Series
  • Winner: 2014 Best Youth-Oriented Television Series
  • Nominated: 2015 Best Youth-Orientated Television Series
  • Nominated: Tyler Posey 2015 Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series
  • Nominated: 2016 Best Horror Television Series
  • Nominated: Dylan Sprayberry 2016 Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series
  • Nominated: Steven Brand 2016 Best Guest Star on Television
  • Nominated: 2017 Best Horror Television Series
  • Nominated: Ian Bohen 2017 Best Guest Performance in a Television Series
  • Nominated: Linden Ashby 2017 Best Supporting Actor on Television

Teen Choice Awards

  • Winner: 2012 Choice Summer TV Show
  • Winner: Tyler Posey 2012 Choice Summer TV Actor Male
  • Nominated: Crystal Reed 2012 Choice Summer TV Actor Female
  • Nominated: 2013 Choice Summer TV Show
  • Nominated: Tyler Posey 2013 Choice Summer TV Actor Male
  • Winner: Dylan O'Brien 2014 Choice TV Villain
  • Winner: Tyler Hoechlin 2014 Choice TV Scene Stealer: Male
  • Nominated: Tyler Posey 2014 Choice Summer TV Star: Male
  • Nominated: Tyler Posey 2014 Choice TV Actor: Choice Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Nominated: 2014 Choice TV Fantasy/Sci-Fi Series
  • Winner: Dylan O'Brien 2015 Choice TV: Scene Stealer
  • Winner: 2015 Choice Summer TV Show
  • Nominated: The Dread Doctors 2015 Choice TV Villain
  • Nominated: Tyler Posey 2015 Choice Summer TV Actor Male
  • Winner: 2016 Choice Summer TV Show
  • Winner: Dylan O'Brien 2016 Choice Summer TV Actor
  • Nominated: Tyler Posey 2016 Choice Summer TV Actor
  • Winner: Shelley Hennig 2016 Choice Summer TV Actress
  • Nominated: 2017 Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
  • Winner: Dylan O'Brien 2017 Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor
  • Winner: 2017 Choice Summer TV Show
  • Winner: Tyler Posey 2017 Choice Summer TV Actor
  • Nominated: Cody Christian 2017 Choice Summer TV Actor
  • Winner: Holland Roden 2017 Choice Summer TV Actress
  • Nominated: Shelley Hennig 2017 Choice Summer TV Actress
  • Nominated: Dylan O'Brien & Holland Roden 2017 Choice TV Ship

ALMA Award

  • Winner: Tyler Posey 2012 Favorite TV Actor – Leading Role

Imagen Award

  • Nominated: Tyler Posey 2012 Best Actor/Television

Young Hollywood Award

  • Winner: 2013 Best Ensemble
  • Nominated: 2014 Bingeworthy TV Show

People's Choice Award

  • Nominated: 2016 Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
  • Nominated: Tyler Posey 2017 Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor
  • Nominated: 2017 Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show

Young Artists Award

  • Winner: Rio Mangini 2017 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Teen Actor

Original Synopsis

From MTV: Scott was just a regular guy until one bite changed his life forever.

Now he struggles to understand who he is and what he might become. Is he more wolf than human - or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, it's not going to be easy. Scott will try to control his urges, but mostly he's scared that it's his urges that could end up controlling him.
Teen Wolf is the story of Scott as he tries to walk the line between what he wants and what he can't help from wanting. Will the bite end up being a gift? Or will it be a curse? And what will it all mean for his relationship with Allison - the girl he can't get enough of? Only time will tell if he should embrace his newfound powers, or if he should fear them.

From MGM: Scott’s a young high school sophomore who has always been on the outside looking in. No girlfriend, bad at sports and socially awkward. But a single wolf bite changes everything. Now Scott has super-human abilities which lead him to become the star of his lacrosse team. His athletic prowess also makes him popular and desirable, and he falls for the new girl in town, Allison, who’s equally smitten. But Scott’s “new” personality and abilities also pose several problems, including being pulled into the middle of a war between werewolves and werewolf hunters, the leader of which is the father of Allison.

Now Scott must try to curb his animalistic desires and urges while trying to maintain his relationship with Allison and his best friend Stiles, not to mention his family and society at large.

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References

  1. hollywoodreporter.com - Teen Wolf Pilot Moving Ahead at MTV (2009-08-31)
  2. hollywoodreporter.com - Four join MTV's Teen Wolf gang (2009-12-13)
  3. - MTV picking up Teen Wolf (2010-30-11)

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