Watch The First 8 Minutes of ‘Teen Wolf’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated June 4th, 2011 at 5:38 pm,

MTV Teen Wolf1 Watch The First 8 Minutes of Teen Wolf

After more than a year’s worth of teasing, MTV’s Teen Wolf reboot will finally premiere after the enviable lead-in that is the MTV Movie Awards. The network has gone beyond mere commercials and released the first eight minutes of the show in an effort to further whet the appetite of its potential audience.

Early promotional material for the series suggested a strong influence from the popular teen-friendly offering Twilight, but after having watched the preview, perhaps that comparison was a rush to judgment.

Instead of vampire romance, Teen Wolf is shaping up to be a remarkably dark and somewhat gory television show that places emphasis on the eventual transformation of Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) from asthmatic benchwarmer to wolf-powered superstar. In fact, Posey’s McCall will probably have more in common with Peter Parker than Twilight’s Jacob Black – as he suddenly finds himself imbued with super speed, strength and senses that help him elevate his game in more ways than one.

Talking to Blastr, series creator Jeff Davis found a great deal of inspiration for Teen Wolf in Spider-Man’s alter ego – especially his high school days. Davis also mentions how the tumultuous balance of an average teenage life vs. an astonishing one – also depicted in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer – plays a large role in this new series.

Certainly, Davis will be hoping the formula, which worked so well for Stan Lee and Joss Whedon will carry over to his new project. Davis states:

“I take my cue from the Spider-Man comics I loved as a kid. He was a teenager, first and foremost, falling asleep in class because he was out busy getting pictures of his alter ego, Spider-Man, to sell to the newspaper in order to live and afford his life. I mean, it’s great when normal life always kind of interferes with the supernatural one, with the life of the hero. It’s a challenge to constantly ground things in reality, but I think it makes the show better. I always loved Buffy for that reason as well. They did such a good job with the fact that she was a high school student. And every now and then they were able to remind us when Willow said, ‘Hey, I have a final. I can’t go out and kill vampires.”

That teen-centric aspect of the show is a perfect fit for the MTV audience – a fact that network executive David Janollari mentioned in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Speaking of MTV’s core demographic, Janollari says:

“They watch movies; they watch entertainment on the Internet. Our idea is to offer original series programming in whatever form it takes to this audience with the core brand of DNA of what’s relevant to their lives.”

You can take a look at the first eight minutes of Teen Wolf right here:

If it wasn’t obvious before, this really is Teen Wolf in name only. While the high school athletics element is still basically intact (trading in basketball for lacrosse), and Scott and Stiles’ names are the same – everything else seems to have been thrown out – most notably the fact that Scott’s affliction is not inherited, but rather comes as a result of a werewolf bite.

If nothing else Teen Wolf may be the much-needed solution for those suffering from vampire burnout. Does this preview have you interested in tuning in?

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After its Sunday night premiere @11pm, Teen Wolf moves to Mondays @10pm.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Blastr

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  1. No. I will NOT be watching this. I will stick to the movie thank you very much.

  2. Do I have to?

  3. johnny caaaaaaggeee

  4. Nope, and thank you.

  5. WHY did somebody think it was a good idea to make the werewolf look like Beastman from Masters of the freaking Universe crawling on all fours?!

    No. Pass.

  6. What was the name of that show from the late 90′s early 2000 about the guy who got bit by a werewolf? And he had a goth sidekick? And there was a girl I think too

  7. Nevermind. Was called big wolf on campus.
    Anyway, my point was that show was pretty ok to watch as a kid, maybe this wont be too bad. Ill at least give it a shot

  8. I checked it out like i do a lot of new shows. It is god awful. Bad acting, terrible effects, and the story is horrible Ive seen better syfy movies that this joke of a show.

  9. This really looks bad. And just watch….there’s gonna be all these young fans of this show who are gonna start watching this crap and THEN watch the movie…and prbly say things like, “I don’t know what you old timers are talkin about, the show is soooooo much better than the movie!”

    • I doubt the show will grab any fans to be honest…not even the teenage girl crowd (the dumbest of all demographics).

      • Pharoh ur so right im with you 100% especially about the demo part.

        • So I watched it last night, and to be perfectly honest…its wasn’t bad at all. Kinda good actually. So I might just have to eat my words.

  10. Ive watched all the episodes. pretty good so far and it bears really nothing in common with the original movies, besides The lead characters sharing the same name. Its much darker and the lead character isnt happy with his gift its more of a curse. Im going to keep going watching, the writers seem very capable.

  11. yep teenwolf is da bomb

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