MTV Making ‘Teen Wolf’ TV Pilot

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:23 am,

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Oh MTV… First you stop playing videos, then you help usher in the god-awful age of reality TV, and now you’re pursuing Hollywood’s current favorite pastime: finding ways to re-introduce young kids to the same childhood icons their parents and older siblings grew up with. Cutting edge strategy, MTV, cutting edge…

If you haven’t heard, MTV is cooking up a TV series based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox film, Teen Wolf. For those of you worried that a series based on Teen Wolf could end up as a Hills meets The Wolfman mashup if left in MTV’s hands…keep worrying.

Here’s what Senior VP of MTV series development told The Hollywood Reporter:

“It has a fresh take and is very different from the original…It has more of an ‘American Werewolf in London’ feel to it. It’s a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques.”

LOL! I can almost hear you American Werewolf in London fans tearing out your hair right now.  Not to worry, though, I’m sure this MTV Teen Wolf will be just as good as that film was (snicker)… Wow… two great werewolf flicks killed with one MTV stone…

Teen Wolf is being written by Jeff Davis, creator of Criminal Minds who will also co-executive produce the pilot with Marty Adelstein (Prison Break) and Rene Echevarria (ABC’s Castle). No word yet on when MTV is hoping to air the series, if the pilot goes well.

Ok so I’m dying to know what you think about MTV taking on Teen Wolf. You howling in joy, or howling in pain?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. FAIL.

  2. While not the complete bombshell yesterday’s news was, this still has “Double-yew-tee-eff” written all over it.


  3. Um I think Teen Wolf is a terrible movie and kind of assumed it was widely regarded as one. Am I wrong? I don’t think it’s great source material for a show…

  4. Actually there were TWO Teen Wolf movies. Teen Wolf Too. They both sucked. A lot.

    Glad MTV is not on my favorites list. i think all this New Moon hype is bringing the greed heads out of the woodwork, waiting to cash in.

    Teen Wolf & Teen Wolf Too- They sucked then. They will suck now. Don’t do it.

  5. It’s not necessarily even that the concept is so off that it couldn’t be done (but shouldn’t it be done by a channel that doesn’t call itself MTV?).

    But why link it directly to the mediocre to downright awful films back in the 80′s? Call it something else. Distinguish it more from that storyline, not associate itself directly.

    I expect very little from this project. If anyone should do it, it’s probably SyFy, anyway. While their track record in made-for-tv movies is as bad as it gets, they actually do put out a fairly good slate of original series. A good part of the time, at least.

    Because it’s MTV, I expect it will be heavily dosed with lots of teen sex substituting for actual character development. Granted, the werewolf/vampire genre has always had implied sexual overtones, but at least they were at best implied. I doubt MTV will have the kind of restraint to be so nuanced.

  6. I enjoyed the first Teen Wolf and do think this could make a decent enough series. But done by MTV? I’d have to pass.

  7. Bring back Coach Bobby Finstock and everything else will be cream cheese!

  8. Keep in mind, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was not a terribly good movie.