‘Teen Wolf’ TV Show Trailer: ‘Twilight’ Style Teen Drama

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:28 am,

Michael J. Fox has many onscreen faces, but one of his silliest, albeit charming, personas was that of Scott Howard, an average high school kid for whom puberty meant occasionally sprouting fangs and excessive amounts of hair in the 1985 comedy, Teen Wolf.

MTV decided to refashion that movie as a TV show and the results can be seen in a new trailer for the series, which looks more like The Jacob Black Chronicles than a sitcom about how asking your crush to the prom is all that much trickier when you’re a non-legal werewolf.

Tyler Posey stars in MTV’s Teen Wolf as Scott McCall, your average pale-skinned, dark-haired high-schooler who wants to be more than just friends with a gal named Allison Argent (Crystal Reed), but has bigger issues to deal with when he’s bitten by a mysterious wolf during a cold and lonely night in the woods (no idea why he was there in the first place…). While Scott doesn’t have to compete with a sunken-eyed Robert Pattinson for his brunette object of affection, the teen werewolf has does have to deal with another obstacle: Allison’s father, who is part of an organization that hunts down and kills Scott’s kind.

We shall refrain from making any more snide Twilight references for the time being and will instead direct you to the Teen Wolf trailer, which can be viewed below:

Teen Wolf – Première bande-annonce de la nouvelle série de MTV Vidéo cinetvbuzz sélectionnée dans Séries

Moody teenage dramas with a supernatural twists are all the rage nowadays, as proven by the success of The Vampire Diaries, the collective works of Stephenie Meyer, and the endless number of Twilight-inspired spinoffs that can now be purchased at your local Barnes and Noble.

The use of fantastical creatures like vampires, werwolves, and other assorted monsters as metaphors for the difficulties most 15-20 year olds encounter when they come of age can actually work, as it did in Joss Whedon’s cult TV show Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, but this new Teen Wolf looks far too bland and uninspired to pull off a similar trick.

Teen Wolf TV show Teen Wolf TV Show Trailer: Twilight Style Teen Drama

No one would argue that the Teen Wolf movie is a classic, but at least that pic had a sense of humor and a charismatic leading man in Michael J. Fox. The new MTV show aims to be serious, but will still probably have its share of unintentional laughs – meanwhile, Posey will be up against the wall to convince viewers that he’s more than just another Taylor Lautner, minus the abs.

How does the new Teen Wolf look to you?

Source: MTV (via /Film)

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  1. One of the many reasons i don’t watch MTV…it’s not about music anymore, hasn’t been in a LONG time. Trainwrecks like this makes me wonder why the company is still around.

    • It’s now MTV= Moron TeleVision…can hardly wait for the first stunt-casting guest star…Snooki from Jersey Shore as a werewolf?

      Actuallly, considering her size…she’ll be more like a werewolf version of Paris Hilton’s toy Chihuahua…

  2. That’s an easy answer: because there’s always a new generation ready to be enamored with MTV for 3-5 years.

    • Ahh…good point Kofi. I guess you can say that it’s hard for me to adapt to change. I remember when I actually looked forward to turning on MTV to see my favorite videos from my favorite bands. Now i have to Youtube all that stuff LOL.

  3. You know I was always one that would say hey its ok do a remake. Im beginning to think there needs to be a law or some sort of voting system so we can shut some of these down before people even THINK them up.

    I would be willing (for a fee) to travel around the US and show up in company board rooms with a wiffle bat beating these people until they give up the idea. That is if we can get them tagged before the cameras roll.

    • HAHAHAHHA I’d go with you on those jaunts Aknot! It’d kinda be like the Jay and Silent Bob beatdowns at the end of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

  4. Does anyone remember Big Wolf on Campus?
    They might as well have called it Teen Wolf.
    But without basketbal.

    • Big Wolf on Campus was still better than this crap. Seriously though, that was a pretty solid show. Should just reboot that instead.

  5. This is lame and a slap in the face to TeenWolf, at the end of the day this works more on a Jacob Black series like Sany said in the article and i think would’ve worked better then this crap

  6. Can ANYONE tell me why they’re calling it Teen Wolf? Other than trying to cash in on the success of one of the best werewolf movies ever? Honestly, I do not see one element in common, other than the name “Scott”. They should have called him Kevin, named the show … anything else, and saved the money they no doubt had to fork over for using the brand name. I’d be more interested in seeing this show if it weren’t such an awful ripoff. Nothing is the same.

  7. this might be the first decent show that Mtv has ever put on other than that english comedy show in the 80′s

  8. True Goths must be rolling around in their grave-beds at the Vamp/Wolf phenom hitting the world lately.

  9. *applause*
    I miss the days when crappy sci-fi was recognised as such and not given credit in the ‘metaphor’ kind of way….or any other way for that matter.
    The saddest thing? I’m not even old enough to remember those days, and am unfortunate enough to be part of the age cohort that is affiliated with the ‘t’ word.